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estate cars v citreon berlingo
#1
load space for estate cars have roughly 1500 litres of  space with seats down, am I correct in that the citreon berlingo multispace has twice that space with rear seats removed at 3000 litres of space can someone confirm this is right
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#2
It's irrelevant, the way it works is most people need high head room, something a wagon can't give you, therefore a washing machine won't go standing up. It's all good trying to stack s**t length wise but you will quickly run out of room. This is not the case with these type of vans. That's why they are so popular from couriers to builders to specialized businesses who modify them to carry specific stuff (a fridge, a welded cage to slide glass in and out....etc + much more).
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I suppose it depends on what you intend to do with the car. I've been tempted by the Octavia estate but only the Berlingo Multispace allows two adult mountain bikes upright inside with more then enough spare space for a rear seat passenger and all luggage for three people on a holiday.

I also like the sitting up higher position with its great all around vision. I totally ignore manufacturers capacity in litres as in the real world it's meaningless.
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#4
Agree with the above. I have a Mercedes ML which is claimed to have 81.2 Cu ft (2299.33ltrs) But the height is the limiting factor.
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#5
It's horses for courses.If you want a totally practicle 5 seater with good all round viz & a boot like a warehouse,the Berlingo is for you.I get 3 labradors in without folding the seats. Smile
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#6
I can easily get a pallet-load of boxes in one after taking the seats out - I do regularly as it doubles as a delivery van for the business as well as being our car. In fact I probably could with the seats just folded, but they're so easy to take out I do it.

I couldn't have done this in my previous normal estate car in comparison. And that was about a foot longer too.

I'd bet that most Berlingo owners have needs that a standard estate car just couldn't do - lugging goods, dogs, bikes, a wheelchair, camping etc etc.

Plus there isn't really a downside - they're big, cheap, nice to drive and good on fuel too. You might not impress the blokes at the golf course or the women at the gym, but I like the fact that the Berlingo sticks two fingers up at the snobs!
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#7
Frankly, I suspect that women would be more impressed by the practicality of a Berlingo than a flashy BMW or whatever.
Show her the sliding doors and say 'helping kids in and out of child seats in a narrow parking space'...
Then show her the booth and say 'room for a whole weeks groceries'.
And finish it off with 'No need to take off your hat before getting in'.

For bonus points, show where she can store 'emergency makeup' or 'intimate products'.
(I would suggest that if your significant better uses one of the cubbyholes for this, to aboslutely NEVER check what's in there. )
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(24-09-2015, 05:07 PM)doofer Wrote:  I can easily get a pallet-load of boxes in one after taking the seats out - I do regularly as it doubles as a delivery van for the business as well as being our car.  In fact I probably could with the seats just folded, but they're so easy to take out I do it.

I couldn't have done this in my previous normal estate car in comparison.  And that was about a foot longer too.

I'd bet that most Berlingo owners have needs that a standard estate car just couldn't do - lugging goods, dogs, bikes, a wheelchair, camping etc etc.

Plus there isn't really a downside - they're big, cheap, nice to drive and good on fuel too.  You might not impress the blokes at the golf course or the women at the gym, but I like the fact that the Berlingo sticks two fingers up at the snobs!

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#9
I wholeheartedly agree. Having had a couple of estate cars, the extra height is worth its weight in gold for carrying- just bought one of those plastic kids playhouses home in mine yesterday easily! No chance of that in estate car.

Only comparable thing is really an MPV- had a Fiat Multipla which was damn good for load carrying (seats very easy to remove, and had benefit of 3 up front seats when back one removed). I also liked the "anti-snobbery" look of that too. They are much cheaper than MPVs though- even secondhand.

I do take great and somewhat perverse satisfaction in parking mine next to BMWs/Audis and their ilk, as an "anti-posh car" stance!
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#10
Actually biggest issue is that the boot is too big. Shopping tends to roll around. Have taken to using the foot wells...

But joking aside, for me the Berlingo is the perfect family car. Nothing more useful.
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