Berlingo Vs Berlingo II - The differences
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    Default Berlingo Vs Berlingo II - The differences

    Picked up my new Berlingo during the week & once again unable to fault Continental Car's service. Everything was as I asked when I arrived & they gave me a great trade in on my old Berlingo.

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    Obviously the new & the old vans look different at the front but there are many differences in the cab & the driving characteristics.

    It feels like the driving position is quite a bit higher so the car feel has somewhat gone.

    • Dashboard is more chunky, totally different but not neccessarily better.
    • The stereo is now CD instead of tape & doesn't come on when the driver's door is opened or stay on for 1 minute after the key is removed.
    • There is no flap over the stereo.
    • Glove box size is rediculously small.
    • Ashtray is removable & ciggy lighter has an extra friend but named "12V".
    • Different musical beeps when something is left on or open.
    • Beeps when down to the last 10 litres of fuel, light as well.
    • Head lights high & low beam, the best I've ever experienced! Really good.
    • Exactly the same pay load capacity as the old van, including the space under the passenger seat. Hope that info helps somebody.


    This van is a lot quieter, smoother than the last. Today I fitted it out with the racking from my old van & can say with the weight in, it has a better ride than the old van.

    So far, with 1250k's, I am very happy with it. The look at the front is quite unusual but I am getting used to it. I'd say it's more refined all round & I am making good use of the side door, a feature not available when I bought my first one.


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    i have a mate who drives a berlingo( old shape) for his work. olves the car. He has looked into the new berlingo. he likes them alot too, infact when his lease runs out he looks like upgrading. i have had abit of a look aswell, the sliding door is a real bonus.


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    Just out of curiousity, how do these compare to the Barina Combo (not that the Barina would be on my shopping list)?

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    Can't speak for the newer ones.
    My mother in law had 3 older Combo's, they all needed new engines & gearboxes. With one of the engine problems, the blame was fair & square the dealer's fault for not replacing the cam belt when told to.
    Perhaps just bad luck.
    They don't have a good record with her & I've heard similar from another company in brisbane that couriers to the islands in Moreton Bay, gearboxes on both of theirs as well.

    My Berlingo's gearbox bearings failed at 83,000k's so I can't say it was trouble free for me either. France are still assessing whether the warranty can cover the repairs as I was 8 months out of warranty when it happened.

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    Are the barina's running gear beefed up from that of the hatchback"chicks car"?

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    We have an early Combo at work, with 180,000+km, and everyone hates it. We replaced two later model, still old shape, Combos with 3 Echo vans as we didn't need a highcube van for proofs, I work for a printer, anymore. We're looking at replaceing the last one and may end up with a Berlingo. Funny thing is, I nearly bought the first Berlingo in Canberra a few years ago.

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    AFAIK its the dashboard that is the main difference between the two generations. The 2nd generation is very funky I like it a lot. Some components are the same as the C3 and C2...

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsydney
    AFAIK its the dashboard that is the main difference between the two generations. The 2nd generation is very funky I like it a lot. Some components are the same as the C3 and C2...
    Looks like the Berlingo 2 uses the same instruments from the Peugeot 206.

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    wow..ltns...bz with work and exams
    there are much more differences than just dashboard

    ber2 rotors are ventilated (front)
    gear ratio slightly diff (so i heard)
    engine is a different one from the ber , d15b (72hp) vs d15 (65 hp)
    air intake system is different , using panel instead of round filters (easier to maintain and mod too)
    some other slight differences under the hood design wise
    multiplex wiring (dont think ber1 had this)

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    btw use ch-4 or ci-4 oils only
    cf is not enough as ber2 has egr

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