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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 Desire 5dr

    John Rodgers Date: 12/05/2007
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for just over two and a half years and in that time have covered 87000 miles. only fault has been a replacement alternator at 72000 miles. this car is comfortable to drive and i have regularly driven from the south coast to the north east non stop and still arrived without the aches and pains i used to get in my so called qaulity estate cars. engine starts on the button fuel economy is excellent and after all these miles car feels as taut as when it left the showroom with no sqeaks are rattles. if it ever wears out will definately replace with same model. only downside is air conditioning is a must.

  • 1.6 HDi 92 Desire 5dr

    Alan Carnegie Date: 11/05/2007
    • 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

    My employer provided this for going around Scotland with a lot of equipment, magazines, leaflets etc. It is ideal for this, with storage like you wouldn't believe! As a family car, with two small kids, it's also very good - dvds in the overhead lockers, including rear 12V sockets and individual rear air vents, seat back trays for them and underfloor secret storage for any valuables. Tons of space for prams etc and I have used it for everything from building materials to furniture with ease. I have the 1.6HDi 92bhp Desire model, and it can certainly shift when it has to, with pretty good fuel economy. Only a couple of 'downs' - the cheap, mainly plastic finish (but in a hugley flexible car this price, what do you expect!) and the fact that the overhead storage comes with 5 individual sunroofs which can't be covered means that it can get hot in the sun. The 'van' type shape means that my wife has compared it to a wardrobe. BUT, as a family car, it is the most suitable vehicle possible at anywhere near this price. To get something else as good for kids, you are looking at another 5k at least. Great for loads, brilliant visibility, fantastic value and with the 92bhp being caravan club 'towing car of the year' 2005, but in the second lowest emmissions class, it removes ANY reason for townies with families to go for the big 4x4s! Get one!

  • 1.4i Forte 5dr

    Mark Pennell , Somerset . Date: 16/04/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Registered in 2001, my Berlingo has been a great success - it's economical, and with a small engine, but it never felt underpowered even when loaded. There's plenty of space and it's comfortable, but it's a shame it has been let down by its electronics.

    These failed totally under warranty (maybe due to condensation caused by emerging from a warmish garage into the cold - but not freezing - morning air). The entire dash unit was replaced. Since then, there's been an occasional but recurrent sudden failure of the ignition while driving at speed, which can be dangerous on the motorway.

    The engine then refuses to fire for half- to one hour, after which it will suddenly start again.

    My dealer cannot diagnose it, as the problem is so intermittent (once a month maybe).

    It would be an excellent vehicle without the electronics, which I'm sure are to blame.

  • 1.6 HDi 92 Desire 5dr

    Peter Elliott , Essex . Date: 21/03/2007
    • 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 bought it new(LHD) 2 months ago in France as a replacement for a 7 year old Picasso 2 litre Hdi.Obviously the internal plastic finish in such a cheap car leaves a few things to be desired but overall I have been very pleasantly surprised. It feels better on the road than my Picasso, and cornering and roadholding are far better than you would expect in what is basically a van. The 1.6 Hdi,was a joint Ford/PSA project, made in Dagenham, and pulls well from 1750 revs upwards, averaging about 50 mpg so far. It cruises at 80 mph on the autoroute with little road and wind noise. I'm of average height so the lack of seat height adjustment, and the fact the steering wheel cannot be adjusted for reach is not a problem. The slightly off centre pedals may be a problem for some people. Overall visibilty is excellent. The manual aircon works well and the only thing I miss from the display is an outside temperature reading especially in the recent freezing weather. The front seats are very comfortable with good lumbar support and the rear ones are good if not perfect.The modutop option is useful for all kinds of bits and pieces. Storage with the seats folded is excellent, and the fact you can switch the roof rails round to become roof bars makes carrying long laods such as ladders a breeze. If the long term reliabilty is good then I will be very pleased with this very practical and cheap all purpose vehicle. If you want great value for money then it's certainly worth a look.

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