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    Tell me I'm dreamin'

    Anybody seen this in the latest Trading Post?

    Citroen Berlingo 2000, 1.4ltr efi, 5spd, aircon, p/steer, srs airbag, tinted windows, new tyres, rego 10/05, safety certificate, not a misprint $4900 (0401)350875, SUNNYBANK HILLS
    STATE: QLD FIRST PUBLISHED: 8 Sep 2005
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    Geez, you'd buy it to run the rubbish to the tip for that price!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    Tell me I'm dreamin'

    Anybody seen this in the latest Trading Post?



    Geez, you'd buy it to run the rubbish to the tip for that price!!


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    Not a bad deal, and as you suggest, good for general day to day doing stuff duties - like carting around goats, dogs, chooks, ferals (after you hogtie them of course) etc etc
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    woah... talk about depreciation!
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    No mention of mileage = suspected high mileage = price justified.

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    Since when has high mileage been a problem with a French car if it's been maintained correctly?

    Some of the best cars I've owned have been high milers and as it has a safety certicicate it can't be too bad because they really do go through them particularly when you are getting it to sell a vehicle.
    Unless it's been doing 100K klms a year I doubt that the mileage would be a problem and if it was doing that kind of miles, it would have been sold a long time ago. Couriers and the like usually run on the 2 years/100K Klms cycle.
    Maybe this is why I seem to be always upsetting some of you guys when I buy what's considered a "bargain" due to taking things at face value until it's proven to be otherwise. ...............and Uga, get yer head out of the oven and put the pills down mate; it just might be the old story of someone getting a company car and not having space for the old vehicle so wants it out ASAP.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    Some of the best cars I've owned have been high milers and as it has a safety certicicate it can't be too bad because they really do go through them particularly when you are getting it to sell a vehicle.
    Safety cert's are an absolute joke Alan. Some of the cars I've seen passed belong in a paddock. The last one I got was while the car was over 1000kms away from the mechanic, and yeah it passed fine. To this day that mechanic has never even seen the car.

    Whether it has been maintained well or not, high mileage will devalue the car, and that's what I suspect is the case here.

    Even if it has average mileage, it is not too far off the value of a Berlingo in average condition anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    Tell me I'm dreamin'

    Anybody seen t's thhis in the latest Trading Post?
    Geez, you'd buy it to run the rubbish to the tip for that price!!
    Alan S
    Alan, if it's the same *vehicle, I inspected it about a month ago.. pretty tatty (let's be frank - very tatty) very high mileage, over 200k - oil pressure light came on whilst on a test drive, very abused interiour, not one panel that would not require attention. Surprisingly it actually drove quite nicely... at the end of the day though by the time you had attended to what needed to be done immediately I think you would be better off looking for a better loved example. If it is the same car I believe an offer of around $3500.00 would have you behind the wheel.

    As for depreciation, this vehicle was used commercially and would have paid for itself many times over, the owner was very impressed with it but realised it was time to put it out to pasture...

    Same ol' story, for someone prepared to DIY it would be a low entry proposition.

    *The vehicle advertised here, may not be the one I inspected, phone and location are different.

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    Brendan,

    You're obviously talking NSW standards and believe me, what they get away with down there is totally different to what's the standard up here.
    I can get a 'phoneworthy' as they call them if I'm buying a car, but try to get it when you are selling one and see what happens even with people you normally deal with. They're red hot up here.
    By comparison, I've bought cars in NSW that have just had the supposed "scarey" RWC inspection and in one case, it had bald tyres, another had a tie rod end totally stuffed as well as a major oil leak. Both had split CV boots and steering rack boots. Both had been done within a fortnight of me buying them, neither even came close to getting through up here and that was when I was buying not selling so I'm afraid the criteria in NSW is poles apart from the picture of strict compliance to RW standards they like to convey to other States.
    The only reason I posted the advert was I thought perhaps someone in SE Qld may be looking for a cheap runaround for work or commuting I was never of the opinion it was a contender for a concourse. Just I think it should be worthy of a look if anyone is interested rather than wipe it off on cynical hypothetical comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    You're obviously talking NSW standards and believe me, what they get away with down there is totally different to what's the standard up here.
    This was in the last 18 months and was in QLD. The standards down here are heaps better than up there. My comments on paddock basher's come from working in a mechanical workshop in QLD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macquered
    This was in the last 18 months and was in QLD. The standards down here are heaps better than up there. My comments on paddock basher's come from working in a mechanical workshop in QLD.
    When? In the '50s??

    I was talking about several I have either personally bought or seen bought and I have yet to see anything apart from nitpicking they do down there that is anything but a joke.
    They'll pick a pinhole of rust in a car yet pass one with bald tyres or clapped out steering??
    When in the past 18 months have you worked in a mechanical workshop in Queensland and if this is the case, how come you got burnt as bad as you did with that BX of yours?
    If you mean the standards are better down there because it's easier to get a heap through a RWC, then I'd agree. I will admit we did have a problem with one of the con repairers down there who wanred to charge us $90 a sphere to regas and wanted a car left for a week or two to "go through it" (I don't know if he was referring to the car or our bank account) when he knew we were stretched for time, and in so doing condemned the car from the other side of the street which was enough for me.
    I'll admit based on that, you've got more corruption in the system down there but my personal experiences have been such that you'll never convince me it's as thorough as they try to con everyone into believeing and I can't believe that everytime I get involved with NSW cars that go for re-registration, that I'm the only one that gets causht with it.
    Anyway; this is totally off topic...best advice I can give you old son is, best you don't buy it!


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    Just out of interest and slightly OT - do you get the Multispace Blingo in Aus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyhopkirk
    Just out of interest and slightly OT - do you get the Multispace Blingo in Aus?
    Nope, not sold here!

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    Stalled, how about a Berlingo for your first French car?

    I know it's not the current "thing", but hey, it's great for picking up chicks... i think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uga Boga
    Stalled, how about a Berlingo for your first French car?

    I know it's not the current "thing", but hey, it's great for picking up chicks... i think
    Interesting choice for a first car eh?

    Kinda like a european Sandman

    I dont think the Berlingo is a bad car - a two seater van just isnt what im really after in a first car

    Would be pretty interesting though - different from the rest of the crowd!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uga Boga
    Stalled, how about a Berlingo for your first French car?

    I know it's not the current "thing", but hey, it's great for picking up chicks... i think
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajpolden
    Welll it is a panel van...
    Half a day with an angle grinder and some windows out of the back of another Blingo or even a Tranny van (Fraud Transit) will have it loking somethig like a mobile greenhouse.
    A second hand bench seat and Roberts yer mothers brother, as they say.

    On the flip side I always lusted after an Escort Van with a single mattress in the load area as a youth - sort of mobile camper and passion waggon all in one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    When in the past 18 months have you worked in a mechanical workshop in Queensland and if this is the case, how come you got burnt as bad as you did with that BX of yours?
    It was 18 months ago that I last got a car registered in QLD, and I used to work in a couple of workshops between 1995 and 1997.

    A mechanical inspection wouldn't have identified any of the problems the BX had.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    If you mean the standards are better down there because it's easier to get a heap through a RWC, then I'd agree.
    Blue or pink slip?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    I will admit we did have a problem with one of the con repairers down there who wanred to charge us $90 a sphere to regas and wanted a car left for a week or two to "go through it"
    Funnily enough, thats exactly what I want someone to do with my car. I've found it's really quite difficult to get someone to drive it for a week and understand what elements of the driving experience I want fixed. A drive around the block seems to have them missing things.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    I'll admit based on that, you've got more corruption in the system down there
    I'm not saying there isn't corruption. I'm just saying that as a whole the system down here works heaps better in keeping deathtraps off the road and I attribute that to the compulsory annual inspections, random workshop inspections and random inspections of vehicles that have just been checked. The latter has happened to quite a few people that I know down here, and as inconvenient as it is to have your car inspected, I think the threat works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyhopkirk
    Just out of interest and slightly OT - do you get the Multispace Blingo in Aus?
    Naah and it is a real shame that they didn't. I was keen on one for a while. The story from the dealer was that the side doors didn't comply with Aus Design Regulations and therefore couldn't be sold.

    If they had introduced the diesel I reckon they really could have cleaned up in the fairly large surfing industry. It would have been perfect for small families too.

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    Guys,

    I don't know how bad that car is ... But flickering oil pressure at idle ... Citroen still have that problem after all these years It's usually just the oil pressure sender on it's last legs. If you check the sender itself it's probably dripping oil. Lets see what other Cit's do this ... DS, CX, BX ..............................................

    Very tempting to look at it for those sort of $$$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macquered
    Blue or pink slip?
    It's the same mechanical inspection, they're just meant to check the ownership details as well for a blue slip.

    I'd have to agree with Alan that the pink slip in NSW is a joke. Last time I got one I had duct tape around one of my steering boots and a completely stuffed wheel bearing (it was one of those weeks) and they didn't even give me a warning!

    Then again, I agree with Brenno that the QLD system doesn't do much good for the 99% of a car's life that it isn't changing hands...

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    C'mon Shane, buy another one!!!

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    I like the South Australian Road worthy system ... er ... lack of Roadworthy system I should say. A car NEVER needs to be checked .... never ... not even when changing hands.

    The idea behind this is apparantly unroadworthy cars statisically cause bugger all crashes, rather driver error does. So why have a huge big bloated system to try and check cars, where unroadworthy cars have a tiny/infentesible impact on the road toll. Much better the $$$$ get spent somewhere that will actually make a difference. Lets face it, how many people are going to drive a dangerously unroadworthy car And if they do they will most likely know it's unroadworthy and drive accordingly.

    Much like "speed" is the most evil doer on the planet ('cos we can get revenue from it) mentaility of some of the states, the roadworthy issue is similar (but to a much lower extent)... Really all it does is keep a lot of government departments in a job. When was the last time anyone heard of an unroadworthy car causing an accident ??? Now hands up how many poeple have seen/heard of accidents happening because the drivers is a complete bloody idiot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reno
    C'mon Shane, buy another one!!!
    Does it have proper suspension ... high pressure brakes , wishbone suspenion , center point geometry .... Daravi ..... Anything at all that would define it as a vehicle worth driving

    Guess what my answer will be

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    Awww Shane, but it does have double chevrons

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris
    It's the same mechanical inspection, they're just meant to check the ownership details as well for a blue slip.

    I'd have to agree with Alan that the pink slip in NSW is a joke. Last time I got one I had duct tape around one of my steering boots and a completely stuffed wheel bearing (it was one of those weeks) and they didn't even give me a warning!

    Then again, I agree with Brenno that the QLD system doesn't do much good for the 99% of a car's life that it isn't changing hands...

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    .............and now the wheel's done the complete circle; this was what this was all about and is now almost back on topic, the fact that when a car does change hands up here it is thoroughly inspected and as such a clapped out bucket of bolts just doesn't get through and so it can't be judged on what they get away with in NSW.
    Shane makes a good point about RWCs. Whenever new car sales are down, we get all these dumbarsed politicians making dire ashen faced predictions of the extent of death and destruction being caused by unroadworthy vehicles. The favourite is some equally dumb copper who seems to bear ambitions of starring in a re-run of "The Sullivans" pointing to something they've dug out of a wreckers yard and showing a tyre with the cords hanging out and their all time favourite of shaking a loose battery holder and preaching the same sermon as the "Honourable member."
    However, at any time up here, you can be pulled up on a random machinery check by either the coppers or transport whallopers and have the car fully tested. Annual checks can be worked around as regards maintenance and again, anyone doing a dodgy safety certificate for resale who was reported or had a car defected in a random check would immediately lose his licence as well as copping a large fine; it just doesn't happen regardless of southern misconceptions and urban myths.



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