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Berlingo Car which one?
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Well I have had my Berlingo Mk1 Van for several weeks now and to be honest I am really enjoying owning and driving it. I like its simplicity and economy, so much so that I am thinking about replacing our family car with a Berlingo Car. I have 3 kids 10, 9 and 6.
We currently have a 2001 Honda CR-V petrol which is a cracking car that both my wife and I really like but its just so blummin expensive to run. 20 to 25 mpg gets expensive quickly.
Now I am thinking what model to go for, I really like the idea of a 1.9D non turbo Mk1 Berlingo. I am not anti the HDi motors but I like the robust reliable reputation of the 1.8/1.9 diesel engine. I am not fussed about electric windows or a sunroof I just want a tidy cheap to run and look after jalopy. Only thing that it must have is power steering as my Mrs does not like driving my van that doesn't have it.
I would be interested what everyone would recommend, year model etc, what to look out for and what to avoid?

I have a budget of up to 2K it that helps to narrow things down.
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#2
Get a 1.6 16v n/a version and you will be happy. The problem with your CR-V is the Vtec Smile I know somebody that has one and it's really quick but the K24 engine is more for go rather than just crusing.
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#3
2.0 HDi is proven and rugged (not as tough as the 1.9) 1.6 HDi needs more careful servicing
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#4
Our CR-V is a MK1, so not a V-tech it has the B20 engine which itself is rugged and tough as old nails, its just its a big heavy car and the gearing is quite low so it has a thirst.
That is interesting info about the HDi engines.
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#5
Hdi is better on fuel economy too.

1.9 non turbo would not be great on fuel , a 1.9 td would be more economical.
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#6
1.6 HDI just make sure it's been fully serviced she will serve you well :thumbsup:
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#7
Well the game has moved on now, the Mrs isn't too keen on Berlingos full stop and now wants a Xsara Picasso. I quite like them so no problem really but we will definitely be having the HDi motor now, probably the 2.0 litre one.
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#8
Read up on the sill rust. It might sway your opinion.
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