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Berlingo VS Doblo
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Hey all,

I know answers will be biased, but I thought I'd ask anyway. 
I'm in the market for a van and I am leaning heavily towards the Berlingo.  I was looking around a 2016 model, L2 1.6L e-HDi with automatic gearbox. 
Has anyone here driven the comparable Doblo with the 1.6L and 5 auto speed gearbox? 
Admittedly, I prefer the Doblo interior, (at least it has cup holders!), but I like the Berlingo's practicality.  I like that you can fold down the passenger seat and gain an extra meter of space. I also don't mind the Android auto head unit, although I've heard it can be difficult at times.

Which one would be more reliable?  Considering the reputation of both manufacturers, I think that is a fair question. 

Not interested in manual, so try not to talk me into it.  I've driven single clutch auto's before and the way they function doesn't really bother me.  In saying that, I've heard that Citroens 6 speed is better than Fiats 5 speed.  Can anyone here verify? 


Any other input is greatly appreciated.  

Thanks. 


Fiat example: https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details...6512/?Cr=0
Berlingo example: https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details...1642/?Cr=1
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#2
Nothing?
I'm looking at another Berlingo tomorrow. It has 50K km on it.
Anything in particular I should look out for?
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#3
I thought about getting a Doblo before I bought my second Berlingo. Fiats are very variable in my experience with the later ones somehow reflecting the poorer quality builds of old. I had a Brava which was well made, then a few years later Grand Punto which squeaked when you went over bumps and leaked into the tailgate as the outer skin did not cover the inner.
For me, one of the clinchers was how much support I could find online, so far there's nothing I've seen that beats this forum for a particular model.
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(03-04-2019, 09:05 AM)cancunia Wrote:  For me, one of the clinchers was how much support I could find online, so far there's nothing I've seen that beats this forum for a particular model.

That's also my thoughts. At the moment, there is only three Fiat commercial vehicle dealers in all of Melbourne. One is closing soon, so after that, it'll be down to two.
There is no Doblo specific Forum and the Doblo sub forum in the Fiat Forum is very quite.
I think I have my answer.

Back to the 'lingo.
Is there anything specific I should look out for?
How can I tell if the dpf and EGR are in good condition?
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(03-04-2019, 09:38 AM)cubic25 Wrote:  Is there anything specific I should look out for?
How can I tell if the dpf and EGR are in good condition?

If you post a new thread in the B9 section with those questions, hopefully someone will be able to answer or point you in the right direction. Service history will be an indicator, but there may be other things you can check.
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