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Old 22-11-2007   #1
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How does this compare?

Link to the new Kangoo.
How does this compare to the Doblo I wonder?
Does the heater work better...
Will it fit 2 chows chows in the back?

Hope link opens...its a mouthful!

http://www.worldcarfans.com/9070910....o-at-frankfurt

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Old 22-11-2007   #2
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Re: How does this compare?

Don't know about the specs of the new Kangoo but when I was looking round, I compared the Kangoo, berlingo & doblo.
The doblo was...
Cheaper to buy.
Cheaper to insure.
More economical (and if you believe the reports, less liable to breakdown)
The new shape doblo was longer and taller & gave better all-round visibility.

I test drove all 3 before settling on the dobbin.
The bonnet shape of the berlingo obscured much when trying to manouvre, the driving position in the Kangoo & Berlingo left a lot to be desired in any case.

I had a freecycler collect some items. Both he & his wife were admiring the dobbin & wished they'd gone for it so they could fit all their tribe in more comfortably. They also pointed out the back windows on their kangoo were tilt only (much like the boot windows of the dobbin) & they wished theirs opened better.

To be honest, waiting a few minutes for the car to warm up is waaaaaay down on my list of priorities for a car.
On the cold & frosty mornings & simply go outside with my coffee & porrige, fire the engine, scrape the windows then sit in the car eating my (now cool enough to eat) breakfast & drinking my coffee & bask in the tranquility.
By the time I've eaten & drank & put my bowl to soak in the sink, the front screen is demisted.
That said, this will be my first winter with dobbin so who knows? But will I change the habits of a lifetime?
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Re: How does this compare?

I'm unimpreesed with the load space, I reckon 40% less that the Dobbin, although I would like the fold flat seats.
The dashboard looks a mess.
The engines are much smaller than Fiat, although the same power rating. What effect will this have on engine life?
And finally, french build quality and reliability these days? I think I'll stick with Fiat!
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Re: How does this compare?

I must admit this new Kangoo looks far better than a Doblo & the full load capacity is nearly that of the Doblo.
With the Kangoo being new there won't be much discount on it yet but be assured when you come to sell it there will be plenty of discount on then.
Don't forget there may be a new Doblo/Berlingo French- Italian MPV coming out next year.
What is the price of the new Kangoo?
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