Tag: cars

August 22, 2020
I would love to be able to buy an EV version of my Berlingo car, which is a perfect shape for me. With the right specs, I’d buy one tomorrow. Citroen have toyed with me in the past, by announcing that they would be available…

I had ruled Citroen out of my car search. But now look what has just come along. The Citroen e-C4.

May 29, 2020
May 6, 2018
June 1, 2012
I am just off on a little road trip, what makes it exciting is it is the first proper outing for the Berlingo.

First a trip down to Wiltshire, to visit and for the afternoon, and exchange a guitar for some gaming books; then a drive back to Reading to collect another “Lil’ Tex” Pellet Cooker, just like my own.

April 12, 2012
When I bought my new Berlingo, I must admit I was puzzled that they were selling a car – at a very good discount – that had only been registered in November as a demonstrator, and had only done 600 miles. I know there are sometimes reasons for registering cars as demos, in order to fudge sales figures, but it did make me wonder.

I think I understand now. The Berlingo Multispace has received a facelift for 2012, and new models coming onto the forecourts from April will have a changed appearance. Hence their (ex-)demo car was no longer completely representative of what they are selling.

March 24, 2012


Picked up the Berlingo this afternoon. Although it obviously handles differently from my Scenic (which was an Automatic, rather than an optionally-computer-controlled Manual), I had no difficulties, and it was an uneventful drive back from Peterborough.

Going to stick my nose in the manual tonight, and if the weather is fine tomorrow, go out for a drive.

March 16, 2012
Last year, I was talking about my old Renault Scenic, and how it was playing up. I was thinking about buying a new car, and was considering whether to buy new or secondhand.

The problems with the Scenic got fixed, and although I still thought I should do something about replacing the car, I didn’t do anything except read lots of reviews, and make shortlists.

November 7, 2011
A short while back I was talking about whether to keep my car for another year, or go shopping for a new one.

I procrastinated for a month or so (to be fair, I have been collecting information and brochures on various models), and then realised my car tax was due at the end of October, anyway.

August 9, 2011
My trusty old Renault Scenic is playing up a bit. It has been absolutely fine until recently, but in the last couple of days, it hasn’t been quite right. It made a trip to Cambridge today fine, but on the way back, it developed a judder when accelerating.

I have a feeling it is a timing issue, and hopefully won’t cost much to fix. However, this is the latest of a number of small incidents, and I am beginning to be concerned that I can no longer trust it. I’m also concerned that I am beginning to spend more on the annual maintenance and repair of the thing than the car is actually worth.