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Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 1368
Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 1598
Pickering Motor Company
Engine size 1248
Engine size 1.39
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Engine size 1.4
You don't need me to tell you that the world was a very different place in 2001, when the Fiat Doblo first went on sale in the UK. It hitched a ride on the back of a formula that had been pioneered by the French, with rivals like the Citroen Berlingo Multispace and the Renault Kangoo showing that there was a latent demand for cheap, spacious family transport.
Many thought this was a bit of a phase, a genre of vehicle that would rapidly be replaced by something a bit less van-like. Sure enough, this type of vehicle has become a bit slicker, largely because vans have become correspondingly smarter, safer and better to drive. For proof of that, you've only to look at the car we profile here, the second generation Fiat Doblo, built in its original form between 2010 and 2014.
The Fiat Doblo was a good idea when it first launched and its sheer practicality means it's still a good idea now. Sure, there are plenty of other contenders for your money, but if you just need a big, reliable car that does a good job, it's hard to beat this spacious Fiat.
This second generation version is a much better bet than its rather crude MK1 model predecessor, yet has proved just as solidly reliable as that car, capable of soaking up the sort of punishment even the most unruly kids can dish out. If you want a cheap family beater that means you can save another car for purely selfish reasons, then this Doblo's a great choice that's not going to leave you feeling at all guilty.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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