Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Citroën Berlingo Multispace estate?
As on any car that reaches the grand old age some Berlingos can now claim, check the bodywork carefully for scuffs and dents. It’s worth doing visual checks on the car to make sure it appears to be true and not bent, noting the wheels for alignment and making sure the doors and tailgate all open and close without issue. Check the interior for obvious signs of wear. The Berlingo will have been used for transporting all sorts of odd items of varying sizes so make sure there are no obvious signs of damage to the interior trim.
You’ll need to look carefully at any service history and MOT records, while doing your usual checks for outstanding finance and previous incidents. Services should have been carried out every 12,000 miles.
The Berlingo was crash-tested by Euro NCAP in 2014, but only received three stars out of a possible five, mainly due to a 56% score in the adult occupant protection category. This is a lot worse than nearly every other family car on the market, many of which score the maximum five stars.
This generation of Berlingo didn’t feature in our most recent reliability survey, but Citroen as a brand finished in a disappointing 27th place out of 32 manufacturers.
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