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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

    terry ward , england . Date: 06/08/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I am surprised that nobody has mentioned the tyre roar or the tendancy of the car to bounce over small ridges when it is unladen with either goods or passengers.

    With regards to visibility, I would say this: please be careful! A blind spot exists due to the thickness of the pillars at the front of the car. They are thick enough to totally blank out small cars.

    I have only done 8800 miles since new, so perhaps the engine has not run in properly yet, and that may be the reason why the engine sounds harsh if 'extended' when pulling away in first gear.

    The body roll does not cause any problems because one just adjusts one's driving techniques accordingly.

    The turning circle leaves a lot to be desired. It falls way behind other cars that I have owned.

    Referring to the AA site will show that the fuel consumption is not as officially quoted.

  • 1.6 HDi 92 Forte 5dr

    john upsdell Date: 31/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    First bought the 1.9d van and was so impressed I bought a Multispace 2.0 Hdi with aircon and safety pack. Really impressed with the performance although the economy was not as good as the 1.9d. I think this was possibly due to the fact that i used to drive the 2.0 Hdi quite hard.

    I had one niggling problem with the 2.0 Hdi in that when hitting the brakes the toe of my shoe would sometimes come into contact with the brake pedal arm which meant I didn't always get full pressure on the pedal.

    I have just bought the 1.6Hdi and wish I had stuck with the 2.0Hdi. The 1.6Hdi is noisy, the engine groans and the wind noise is excessive at motorway speeds. I now have an even greater problem with the pedals and I am pleased to say I am not the only one.

    Now when I hit the brakes, as well as the toe of my shoe touching the brake pedal arm, my foot also catches the accelerator pedal which causes the engine to rev furiously. In case "Honest John" of the Telegraph Motoring section happens to read this, No! I do not have big feet. (Size 9)

    I have contacted Citroen but of course like every other manufacturer they have never heard of the problem.

    Solution. I will get rid of it as soon as is practical.

  • 2.0 HDi Desire 5dr

    Andy Tebbutt , essex . Date: 12/06/2007
    • 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

    I am in the processes of starting my own gardening business and my Ford Escort TD was getting a bit small.

    I had already selected a Berlingo as my replacment 'van with windows' as it is both a car and van and would save me buying one of each.

    After a short search I found a 2004 2.0 Desire at a local garage, so I can't really comment on running costs. What I can say is that it is immensly practical.

  • 2.0 HDi Forte 5dr

    Adam Elsdon , Aberdeenshire . Date: 12/06/2007
    • 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

    I have owned this car from new since 2003 and covered 85,000 miles, and apart from a recall which was rectified during its normal service pattern and replacing wear items such as the tyres, brakes and an exhaust back box, it was totally reliable. In fact a Toyota couldn't have been more reliable.

    Having two kids and dogs, this was the perfect machine: the sliding doors were absolutely fantastic in the supermarket car park (and really missed on the replacement vehicle).

    As for the negative reviews saying it is let down by its 'van' looks - well, think of it as a 4x4 with two-wheel drive, a high driving position and loads of glass.

    Just like a Freelander... but more reliable!

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