Managed to get a structural engineer recommendation. On phoning him he says we need architect drawing for him to work off so he doesnt also need to do them and therfore we pay for them twice. We did the drawings for the planning permission, for our extension, in what way do these architect drawings differ or add to these? Is this something we could do ourselves?
I got my fingers burned by a 306 some years ago, which I had to get rid of before the back axle collapsed. I've heard that the Berlingo shares the same design? You do see some oldish French cars on the road though, they probably do last longer than Fords, Vauxhall, Kia.
A Japanese car could be good but at the age I'm looking at they tend to be larger petrol engines and pricey to run.
I had an original Scenic 1.9DC1, was a good car, better than the C-Max I have now.
It was not the most reliable (half shaft problems). I think they sorted this out with the newer ones.
I tried a Picasso, but to be honest it was a little too large to drive around my way comfortably.
The Ford seems a better built and designed (engineering wise) than the French ones, but it is a basic model.