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When was the last time you saw.....
#1
There's still lots of early Berlingos and Partners about 

I was just thinking the other day I haven't seen a Ford Escort for a lifetime.
There's a Mk1 and MK 2 locally, restored to RS2000 wannabe spec (as an 18 yr old I managed to do this with just a pair of big mudflaps)
(in my head) Dodgy
There's also  a solitary '85 Mk3 estate that's fared really well but actually no  Fords of any newer vintage until the few scabby remaining Focuses.
Some vehicles hang on some let go
It is on my to do list.
But not right at the top

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#2
You might enjoy the Festival of the Unexceptional - it's full of the humdrum cars of the recent past.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festival_o...xceptional

Also the Twitter account @chodspot is dedicated solely to readers' snaps of this kind of vehicle
https://twitter.com/ChodSpot?ref_src=tws...r%5Eauthor
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Spare van:    2001 1.9 600d Berlingo
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#3
Berlingo and Partners?
Humdrum?
It is on my to do list.
But not right at the top

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#4
Good old rust coupled with cheap recycled steel and limited paint and underbody protection is a potent cocktail.
2007 M59 1.6 HDi 

Serieal Berlingo owner  Heart Heart Heart
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#5
(20-03-2022, 09:30 AM)evdama Wrote:  There's still lots of early Berlingos and Partners about

In contrast, it seems to me that there aren't many up for sale, at least nowhere near as many as a few years ago.
That suggests that most owners are holding on to them, which only speaks well for the Berlingo.
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#6
^^^^ Ah the joys of the M49 M59 diesel engines.

Any diesel without DPF / Eloys / Urea dosing is bound to be hot property.

Talking of which my wifes tax exempt Suzuki Alto is getting popular it seems, she has even had folks coming up to her in car parks to ask if it is for sale and, going further, asking if she would phone them if ever she choses to sell in the future !!
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#7
(20-03-2022, 10:58 AM)evdama Wrote:  Berlingo and Partners?
Humdrum?

I meant humdrum as in 'not exotic' i.e. everyday vehicles (that people tend to take for granted, that is until they suddenly realise they've become rare).

In December I opened a thread about the number of older Berlingos/Partners - see https://www.berlingoforum.com/thread-21896.html  for the stats.  Generally about a third of the oldest Berlingos and nearly half of the oldest Partners have disappeared off UK roads over the last 2 years.
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#8
Interesting - at least to me it is! I didn't see your earlier post because I wasn't active on the forum then. But it would be very interesting to see a more complete version of it, i.e. with the registered data included as an extra column in the first table, and both sets of data extended so they overlap.

As far as it's possible to guess from this picture, it would seem that the survival rate of those registered in the mid noughties in 2019 would be very high - maybe 80-90% at a rough stab.

So it might then seem like the cars keep going for roughly 15 years give or take and then begin to drop off the far end of the conveyor belt of life.

It would be interesting to see whether this trend continues with later registrations and (more pointedly) versions of the Berlingo.
53 1.4i MS MPV RIP
53 1.6 MS Desire RIP
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#9
Yeah, all vehicles reach an age when owners start thinking it'd be more economical to replace than repair, and that's when numbers really start tanking, and then when numbers have really dwindled, their rarity makes values increase and people want them again. The process is perhaps slowed with tough and/or popular cars such as the older Berlingos and Partners.

If/when I update my other thread in December this year, I'll see if I can expand it a bit - it might be possible to combine data from different sites.
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#10
I saw a Mk5 Escort van yesterday, very nicely painted in the proper white van colour.
So where does this bit go then ?
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