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Say hello to Mrs Blingoline :-)
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Finally yesterday we got our new family-carrier :woop:

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Black with clearcoat, and with teflon-treatment.


Wheels are nordic wintertyres, Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 205/55R16. Pretty standard alurims, suitable for salty winterroads.

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Nice to finally have good space for 3 kids!


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Sweet!! Hope you have many km of trouble free driving. What's that bit in the storage hole to the left of your heating/cooling display?? It's partially obscured by the steering wheel.
2010 Berlingo Multispace HDi 110 with FAP. Persamos green.

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That looks REALLY nice in black.
I assume that the switch is Grip Control? Strange as over here you could not have that with Alloy Wheels, had to have 15" steels Sad

Oh dear, scrub that comment, I had not noticed it was an Automatic! It's my poor old eyes at fault Smile
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2012 Iron Grey XTR 110 with lots of bits and bobs.
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(26-10-2013, 10:08 AM)3rensho Wrote:  Sweet!! Hope you have many km of trouble free driving. What's that bit in the storage hole to the left of your heating/cooling display?? It's partially obscured by the steering wheel.

Thank you Big Grin With "freeride" servicedeal I'll certanly hope the car will be troublefree Smile
Are You talking about the circular selector knob? In manual geared cars this is grip control, but in ours with EMG it is gear-selector (R-N-A-M). It's not possible to get grip control in EMG's, still it has standard ESP.
I'm a bit pensive to driving on snow/ice with this EMG-gear. Normally a manual geared is ought to be best because of full controll of clutch-engaging, but hopefully I will learn how to handle the EMG in the most slippery days :whistle:

(26-10-2013, 10:41 AM)Trevor Wrote:  That looks REALLY nice in black.
I assume that the switch is Grip Control? Strange as over here you could not have that with Alloy Wheels, had to have 15" steels Sad

Oh dear, scrub that comment, I had not noticed it was an Automatic! It's my poor old eyes at fault Smile

Thank you Trevor! When we ordered this, we had a similar Blingo as a loan-car for a few weeks. That was black with a bit metallic. I thought that was a nice color on this car (and it still is of course!), but the one we got (pure black with clearcoat) is surely more fancy and shiny.
Wondering how long time before the first scratch comes... Confusedillyme::lol:

The Berlingo is not served with alurims from dealer, but I shopped wheels at "byttdekk.com", a similar site to yours Goodgrip, and got them shipped to my dealer, and got them to mount them. Easy piece of cake :thumbsup:

So, if anyone needs some brand new OE black steel wheels with Michelin Energy Saver 205/65-15, I have some here in Norway ;-)
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Alles klar. I'd never seen an automatic version before.
2010 Berlingo Multispace HDi 110 with FAP. Persamos green.

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Welcome, My auto handles snow ok with winter tyres, I switch off " eco " mode though. :S. Enjoy the new car- looks great.
Former 2011 Mk3 XTR owner Confusedalut:
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Looks good Fikse! Big Grin
2015 Cactus Feel BlueHDi
2014 Dispatch Van LWB
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Duh. Managed to smash our car, after only 13 days (didn't even wash it!) :brickwall:
Now I've had licence for car since 1987, small truck since 1989, motorcycle since 1986, and never had one single crash into other vehicles. But of course, now with a brand new car, I "reared" into a MB Sprinter taxi. A bit close driving, wet and slippery road, low speed... Dammit. Anyway, no personal damage, no airbags was activated, my youngest son was sleeping in his seat and hardly noticed anything. But the Sprinter had this large tow-bars, with approx. 1 metre square steelbar a bit behind the bumper, and on this the the hook itself. This hit perfectly into all front plastics, and perforated the radiators.
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Cost? £9.000,-! Luckyli my inscurance covered everything, and since I've never used my insurance I paid nothing. Had some nice rental cars, as BMW520, V70, Subaru Forester and Nissan Quasqai +2, none of them even close to be as easy to deal with when You have 3 kids. Both me, my wife and the kids where very happy when we got Blingoline back from the shop.
Had to complain about some missing allignment of headlights and the engine hood, except from that they had done a nice job. Even the teflon-coating have been done properly.
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My sympathies! Was that 9000 in NOK?
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Finally I've got time for mounting the reverse camera:

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Fitted to a Pioneer stereo.

Surprised how well it works. Even in night and/or rain it is usable. During daytime it is brilliant.

Here is a picture taken when I reversed into my garage. The garage is actually darker than the image, so the camera is sensitive for light:

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Now it is a bit snow here (15-20 cm), and a few minus degrees, so the Defa heater is just a god-sent thing at days like this. Nothing is better than start the day with a preheated coupe and engine Smile

Just to plug in and forget:

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I was a bit anxious about winterdriving performance, both for the car and for the tyres. So far it has done a pretty OK job, I have had cars who is worse, and have had better cars.
The ESP is doing a fine job, not choking the engine completely when it's activated. I have had cars with such bad ESP that I've had to disable it to manage to drive properly, but the Blingoline is doing good. So far :woop:

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Still I wonder: How is it possible to make such a practical-oriented car with a zillion possible places to put a working holde for cups, but not one of them is really doing the job? Jeez! They must have been drinking some french red wine before they designed this interiour! And where to put all the stuff like driving chains, the detachable towbar, tools, first aid kit... Very dissapointed! Our former car, Opel Vectra, had loads of spaces for stuff like this.

(08-12-2013, 01:50 PM)knackerdan Wrote:  My sympathies! Was that 9000 in NOK?

Nope. £9000..... Or 90.000,- NOK! It's crazy amount of money. They have replaced engine hood, front lights, bumper, foglight surrounding, both wheel arc, and radiators..
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