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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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39 reader reviews for Citroën Berlingo Multispace MPV.
  • 2.0 HDi Forte 5dr

    george mcknight , antrim . Date: 20/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car from new. I have had absolutely no problem with it at all. In fact i would go so far as to say it is one of the best and most reliable cars i have driven.

  • 1.6 HDi 92 Forte 5dr

    Leslie Fornear , Cumbria . Date: 07/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    So long as you remember you've bought a budget vehicle you won't be disapointed. The 1.6Hdi engine is a peach - 60mpg easy driving, 50mpg normal, 40mpg loaded to the roof & pulling a loaded trailer. About 500 miles to the tankful. Excellent, upright driving position that takes a couple of days to get used to then you wonder why all cars don't have it!. Interior quality is reasonable but has little niggles - the steering wheel wasn't aligned from new, the glove box door fits poorly and the passenger door leaked forming a puddle in the front footwell (plastic rain barrier came away behind the door card) The achilles heel of these cars seems to be the gearbox - I've heard of a few bad ones. Mine went into the garage on it's second day from new - I could only get 2nd and 5th, with less than 300 miles on the clock. A new gearbox later and it's still the worst I have ever driven - long throw, notchy, baulks if you try and rush it and can miss gears in traffic. However - I still think it's great - it has a character of it's own and rides better that nearly anything I've had. Practical 'till the cows come home and has a larger boot (with the seats down) than a Volvo V70 or a LWB landrover. Buy one if you need the space and like a car to have a personality. Don't buy one if you are into Quality motoring. Me - I'd have another, but the discount would have to be large! By the way if you don't get £2500 off list price then the dealer is being too hard, keep trying!

  • 2.0 HDi Desire 5dr

    Richard Holt , Leicestershire . Date: 23/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is my first Citroen and I have been driving it for just over three years from new and overall I love it. I am over 6 foot tall so find the headroom excellent, but being tall I need the seat right back but wish that the steering wheel would adjust in and out as well as up and down to give me a better driving position. My 2 litre diesel is a flyer, not first away from the lights but let it build up and 100 mph is easily achieved, I've had 115mph on the clock out of it! We caravan, and find no trouble towing with our two berth. Plenty of room in the boot for the dog and ample room for five adults. Watch the sun visor that is not cut out for the rear view mirror and vision can be lost. For some reason it is hated by Volvo and BMW drivers who dislike you over taking on the motorway and think you need putting in your place (behind them). Seats down you have bags of room but I have not achieved anything like the mpg figures quoted. My neighbour with a Picasso 2Litre diesel states his computer tells him he achieves over 60 mpg, best I have done is 44 mpg. I keep a log book of all fuel purchased and over a year 38 mpg is good. The car is main dealer serviced but I do find them very expensive compaired to other makes I have owned. In three years I have had no mechanical problems. I ordered air con and this is a boon. Yes, some annoying rattles but overall for the money I paid I have an excellent vehicle and would seriously consider another.

  • 2.0 HDi Desire 5dr

    Christopher Raynes , Somerset . Date: 22/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Quite simply in my view the best and most adaptable/functional basic transport it is possible to buy at any price. Ours was a demonstrator with 8000 miles on the clock. Now done 24000. It is superbly adaptable, it takes a lot of hard use, lots of short runs and some really fast journeys (which it needs occasionally to blow the cobwebs out). It has a space or locker for everything, it shrugs off hard work. Difficult to get less than 50 mpg. It gives a perverse pleasure because it handles, performs and brakes so well, for so little money. Performance is surprisingly brisk and surprises drivers who try to keep up, (especially on hills in third). Driven hard (and it needs to be occasionally) it bats on in the usual manner of cheap french cars, sticking to the road and giving a good ride. Men appreciate its functionality, women object to "van like looks". In a metallic with roof bars I think it looks quite smart. Certainly far more sensible than ordinary cars or 4x4s for what most famillies acually DO with a runabout car. The sliding rear doors are great for kids and car parks. As long as these are made we will own one as our runabout. Our other car is a newer Picasso 1.6HDi. More economical and quieter on the motorway certainly, but if both are there when I leave the house I know which to take, which makes me feel better and which puts a smile on my face. We had three Renault 4s as second cars in the 60s & 70s. This is THE modern equivalent. Do not buy the petrol version.

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