(27-10-2012, 11:42 PM)peterws Wrote: Why might that be?
Well I guess the above and the fact I just don't "love it" but yesterdays trip to Manchester certainly reminds me how comfy it is on a long distance romp. Used 3/4 of a tank a diesel for about 450 miles so that's about par for the course.
Mind it will be better once I get cruise fitted too.
on the 3 seater van 09 i find the drivers seat not enough lateral support and the base a bit hard, also find the pedals are offset to the left and are to close together for my size 11s and the auto locking of cargo area and trying to remember to unlock it from dash switch when ive still got keys in and running are my gripes, adjustable intermitant wipers would be nice, on the plus side i find the accessorie plug in the rear very handy, the engine is very quiet compared to my old berlingo, no notchy gearbox or banging from suspension as ive read some suffer from, so i would say overall the van has grown on me after initialy really not liking it
I have just been driving kangoo and nissan something courtesy vans, the kangoo is good except for the weird handbrake lever and no electric windows but after a day in the nissan I have forgotten any gripes I had about my berlingo. Jeez what an appalling van! My main gripe such as I remember for the berlingo was the steering, for the rest it chugged along fine, no pretensions just did its job. Oh, and champagne bottles dont fit in the cup holder so I have to hold them between my knees. :brickwall:
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Everyone that has mega complaints about the Berlingo why did you buy it, did you not check it out first?
I DO MISS MY BERLINGO
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To a point yes, But reviews, they don't tell you about the things that matter though do they.
The dreadful body control on the Xtr, The skittery ride, Xtr again. The useless storage pockets Xtr again. And no I didn't test drive it but having said that you wouldn't necessary pick this up in a short drive. The fact I have only done 3500 miles in it and the front brakes are rubbing/squeaking as your driving down the motorway. More bloody money I haven't got to find to put it right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You only really get to know what something is like to live with after you have lived with it.
I'm sorry Philip if you don't like it but Tough, I am entitled to my Opinion.
At the end of the day it's a bloody van derivative.I knew that when I bought it & it exceeded my low expectations by a mile.
Then there's the price,I paid £11,600 for a desire 1.6Hdi with aircon & 92 BHP motor.With the trip computer & the silly trolley as well!!
My ONLY gripe is the space taken up with the trolley,wherever I threw it.
If I had wanted a limo,I would have bought one.(s/h at that money).
I drive to southern Germany & then to Dresden every year & it eats motorway miles comfortably & economically.
Can't ask more than that.
Strawberry flavoured windows
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