Hi getting dad a Berlingo tomorrow providing it is as advertised, need some quick advise pls, Its a 03 Reg 1.9 Diesel, i have been told it should have 2 keys one red one black is that true, and should i ask when timing chain/belt was last changed etc, anything bad to look for with these as know nothing about them, I am a girl but i have a bit of mechanical knowledge did a car maintenance course and done a little bit of spannering but never bought a car before always someone been with me , any help wd be appreciated, would have loved someone to look it over with me but will have to just go with my dad as noone local available.
Thanks for any help
wow , big challenge ahead, good luck to you, I`m not mechanical so cant really offer much help. hope it goes well. look for receipts, service history, body work in good order , any joints between panels evenly spaced. [ no bodged repairs]. have a test drive, make sure all instruments work, electric windows work, wipers work, no squeely noises from brakes, hold steering wheel lightly and brake hard, see if it pulls to left or right. when engine running is it noisy [above average].
again good luck
2010 artic silver VTR with EXTRAS.......
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Dad will drive it not me as for him but will tell him what to look for, i can't drive it as i dont have my own insurance policy
24-05-2011, 09:01 PM
(This post was last modified: 24-05-2011, 09:06 PM by andy-womble.)
(24-05-2011, 08:46 PM)pesky2 Wrote: i have been told it should have 2 keys one red one black is that true,
Ideally there should be two or more keys. Both keys should fit everything on the vehicle i.e. work the ignition, open all the doors and the fuel filler cap, unless for any reason this has been replace when you may have to have a separate key.
Normally both keys will be black but one may have 2 buttons on it for the remote central locking (if fitted) the other key will have a plain fob.
Pity you can't get anybody to have a quick look or try-out for you, good luck and let us know how you go on.
Any problems, please come back to the forum and I am sure that somebody will be able to offer advice, we don't charge, we don't bite and moreover, don't be afraid to ask.
Said it before and I'll say it again, the daftest question is the one you didn't ask but wished that you had:!::!::!:
Berlingo Multispace 2.0HDI '54 reg Mediterranean Blue