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How economical is the 2.0 hdi Forte
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I'm thinking of going to look at a 2003 Berlingo 2.0 HDI Forte.  It's got a high price tag on it but it's only done 83000 miles and has been well looked after with regular servicing.  Is this model likely to be more economical to run than the 1.9d multispace Forte? The owner wants nearly £2000 for it so I would expect something better than average for the year.
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Depends how you drive it but expect between 40 - 50mpg

Its a 2003 so i expect its had the cambelt done by now?
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Yes, it's had a new cambelt plus discs and pads.
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My 2004 2.0 averages just over 40mpg with mixed town and country roads. At that age you should get someone to look at the rear axle, if its not been replaced by now it may become an issue later.
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The 2.0 Litre has been heavy on price for a few years now I reckon and in my opinion it is due to worries folk have about 1.6 Hdi turbo.

When I bought my 1.6 Hdi about 18 months ago I paid £2200 for 06 plate 62,000 miles with fsh and in excellent order all round - gives you a yardstick.

The 2.0 is a good engine but then so is the 1.6

The 1.6 is more refined, more economical and about £90 a year less in tax.

With all the witch hunt against diesel I reckon you could do better on price, just my view.

After all that I would say that buying a car is all about mileage, condition and whether you have that rosy glow after you've bought it .... If I don't feel any rosy glow developing when viewing I walk away for if you aren't happy now then imagine yourself in six weeks.
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I have had my 2.0hdi for 10 years and has been the most useful car I have ever had. I also had the use of a 1.9d and it's like chalk and cheese.
The 2.0hdi is more economical and so much more refined and powerful , in a 150k the only thing to go wrong with the engine was a failed flywheel pulley , i have had quite a few things go wrong with the rest of the car though.I am hoping to keep it as long as possible. 45-50mpg usual.
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My 1.6 Hdi always does 52 mpg with three adults and a full load of luggage whilst doing 50 / 50 motorway and cross country from South Wales to North and I don't hold the horses on the Welsh hills either ( running the grand son to and from Aberystwith University but wanting or rather needing to keep journey times down due to bad back ) my wife can manage to take mpg down to 48 in town but never lower and she has a heavy foot !!

Anyway .... is a 2.0 Litre more economical than a 1.9d ...... yes but not much say on average 6 / 7 mpg all other costs are the same.

What are your vehicle usage requirements ?
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our 1'9d does mid to high 40's so 2.0 doesnt seem to be much different.
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So even less incentive to spend money ....
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