Quite simply, this is the best car I have owned.
Chuck anything in it, bomb down the motorway (120bhp version is a beast) and take it all back out again.
Although most of my friends have taken the mickey out of it once we go away for a weekend camping in Europe or just a day trip to Bluewater, it really comes into its own.
It's excellent to just jump in and out of during the day, it makes an excellent picnic wagon for day trips, things just disappear in the boot, and it has a fantastic driving position - it has 4x4 style without the stigma.
The 1.9 120bhp is an excellent engine - it's very quiet when you are inside but with enough power to keep ahead of the traffic, whilst returning massive mpg!
I have just done 60,000 miles with no problems - only routine maintenance has been needed It's very tough, inside and out.
A lot of my friends have taken the mickey out of it, but after scooting away for the day in it, or just a medium drive in the very spacious interior, they are all impressed.
In a sane world, this car really would dominate. As for the styling, I like the fact that it is not trying to be anything but a box on wheels - it is unashamedly quirky and far better-looking than the alternatives!
If you are thinking of buying this car, or an alternative, then hire it for a week, live your life using it, then go for a day trip - then try living without it!
Most of the engines are fine, but avoid the 1.4 petrol and stick to the fine diesel.
Hi all i love the look of this car and also like the space, it would suit our family , but the only downside is, do they do a automatic version as i can only drive auto's and as far as i can see they all come in manual??, why is that does anyone know and if you know can you let me know, also if anyonee knows they come in a auto. thanks , great car!!
RIP my Doblo. Burnt out after 18months(arson) and 30k miles. Best car I have ever driven. Never done less than 44mpg average 54 had up to 68. Comfortable( easy to get in and out a godsend with a bad back) highly practical. Only long waiting list stops me from ordering another. Was able to fit a mobile music and video studion in the boot with load cover on. Only downside was the main dealer in Swansea. Hopeless no courtesy cars long wait and didnt even stock an spare alternator belt!!!! very good sound system ideal for blasting out newly created CD's in outside Music Workshops. I would reccommend one of these to anyone. Have driven berlingos etc but nothing to touch it. No beauty contest winner but neither am I! Would only change 2 things. passenger armrest for front seats and a thinner windscreen pillar
Something is wrong here. In a sane world this car should be on its way to world domination, whilst in practice the kids and I play 'Spot the Doblo' on a 500 mile round trip and the winner is the one who, er, spots the Doblo. (Vans don't count.) The entire idea of a 1.3 diesel for a 7 seater should be ridiculous, but it is a smooth engine, nicer than the 1.9 IMO, a decent drive apart from the perennial problem about Italian cars and pedal positions, and overall probably cheaper than walking. We bought ours when my wife gave up a company Mazda6. My Doblo shopping list was diesel, 7 seats, aircon -talk about hen's teeth! But we found one 80 miles away, 2 years old, 18k, from a nice man in Colchester who opened his garage on a Sunday to sell it to us. In our house it's now the 'hockey bus' and greatly cherished.
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