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1.6 petrol mileage advice
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I'm looking to buy a berlingo. The 1.9 diesel I had my eye on has gone. I can test drive a 2002 1.6 which has had 1 owner and is apparently great condition inside and out, but has 85k on the clock. Is this Too high to consider? What should I look out for when inspecting?
Thanks.
Oli
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#2
No you should get 200k miles out of a petrol if serviced right.

86k is only 50k miles which is nothing.

Try get a gauge on there opinions of servicing, and how often
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#3
Sorry, yeah I did actually mean 85000 miles.
is this a bit of a worry?
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#4
No still not high, over 120k is what I consider high
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#5
I would check to see if, or when it last had the cam belt changed. At nearly 10 years old and 85k miles it should have had it done. Otherwise I would be looking to do it right away, and factor this into the price.

I think that the petrol is often overlooked as people assume that a diesel is always going to be cheaper to run. Unless you are doing significant mileage, I really think the petrols are cheaper to run overall.

My mpg varies from about 30 around town to 40+ on a gentle run. You can feel relieved as well that you don't have to worry about the diesel's EGR/DPF/turbo issues that seem all too common.
2005 Berlingo Multispace 1.6i Desire (Iron Grey)

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.


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#6
Thanks for the advice.it had the cam belt done at 72k on one of its annual full dealer services.
It has a stamp in the book for each year since first registered.
Anyway, it seemed very good.......so I bought it. :-)
Very pleased to be on berlingo land. Wish I had an extra high head to take advantage of the space above me....
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(17-12-2011, 07:53 PM)kayak23 Wrote:  Wish I had an extra high head to take advantage of the space above me....

You could always wear a big hat ? Tongue
Somedays you're the pigeon, Somedays you're the statue.
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(17-12-2011, 09:14 PM)steve valentine Wrote:  
(17-12-2011, 07:53 PM)kayak23 Wrote:  Wish I had an extra high head to take advantage of the space above me....

You could always wear a big hat ? Tongue

Ideal van for an undertaker with his top hat on .....

I am not tall but big bodied, my head used to rub on the roof of the 306 and a previous ZX and attribute this to a bald patch appearing on top of my head... but yes, acres of headroom in the 'lingo........
Berlingo Multispace 2.0HDI '54 reg Mediterranean Blue
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