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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.
  • 1.6i 16v Forte 5dr

    Tony Wakefield , S. Glos . Date: 16/05/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had the 1.6 16v model for five years and done 70,000 miles in it.

    I have replaced the steering unit (under warranty) and the fuel pump. At 60,000 miles, it had a new brake light switch and new rear washer wiper (all outside the warranty). I've had one spare wheel stolen and fitted a locking device to the new one.

    Citroen service in the area is varied. The main agent, a former Ford dealer, has provided good quality servicing work but is organisationally weak. Citroen Approved servicing in the area varies in quality, but is delivered by two outlets who actually seem more committed to Citroens than the main agent.

    Overall I will probably buy another one (1.6 HDi) because of the design, practicality and fit to my requirements, but I'll look at the Peugeot Partner and the Renault Kangoo first.

  • 2.0 HDi Desire 5dr

    Paul stiff , Surrey . Date: 15/01/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My daughters (aged seven and ten) were cramped in my Vauxhall Astra but loved my wife's Zafira. 'Change you car, Dad', they said. After test-driving the Hyundai Matrix, Kia Carens, Vauxhall Meriva and Citroen Picasso, I travelled with a friend to Belgium in his Berlingo and was hooked.

    What a surprise - it has a wonderful driving position, bags of space, averages 53.5mpg and it simply purrs along on the motorway. And what great value - new it cost just £10,600 (including air-conditioning, and auto lights and wipers). Forget the looks, try one.

  • 2.0 HDi Forte 5dr

    Simon Reeves , Oxon . Date: 26/11/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I am one of the lucky first UK owners of a Berlingo Series III (October 2005 on).

    Citroen has further tweaked the interior and exterior design of Berlingo series II (2002 on) and deleted the 1.9-litre and 2.0-litre diesels. Instead, you get the stunning 1.6 HDi in either 75bhp or 92bhp format.

    This makes for a great package; the improvements inside and out are subtle but good, particularly the improved rear door handles, seats, and the inclusion of four airbags as standard.

    The real gem, though, is that 1.6 HDi - it's lighter than the 1.6 petrol, yet with more power than the 2.0-litre diesel. The car is now quick and very fuel efficient - 54mpg is my current average. The driving position takes a little getting used to, but it's pretty good and refinement is high.

  • 1.9D Forte 5dr

    Gareth Child Date: 24/09/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Cheap, cheerful and reliable. In fact, anyone who treats cars as status symbols should be forced to own one for a few months. This is a motoring tool that delivers without fuss or flamboyance. It is a wonderful little machine. As we say in the family, it's the automotive equivalent of big knickers.

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