People with common sense buy a Berlingo people who need to prove something buy a BMW or Audi.
Ive had many Citroens and they have all been great and everytime ive been seduced by something else im disappointed - last time it was a Ford Mondeo what i pile of sh1t that was.
Yep - many mainstream very popular cars are complete junk in reality. Unfortunately some poor people need a flash car to compensate for their other failings and insecurities.
I enjoy working out car prices in units of "Berlingos" (about £12-15k). Even pretty basic mid-range cars can easily cost 2 Berlingos. Anything flash is 3, 4 or more Berlingos. I don't think any of them are worth it at all.
We've had ours just under 2 years, and I still really enjoy driving it. It's just so utterly relaxing and actually pretty sophisticated. The reason we got it is to carry lots of boxes of stuff to run my small business. The fact it's actually a nice place to spend time was an unexpected bonus.
The only annoyance has been the rattles. But I've pretty much eliminated them now, and if rattling noises are my biggest worry then that says it's good in itself. With my previous car I was too worried about bits not working to worry about this kind of thing. The fact that the Multispace is based on a delivery van is a very good thing, as companies with fleets of vans wouldn't put up with things breaking, so Citroen has had to work hard to make them reliable.
I've recently completed a trip to the black sea and back with a bit of a tour on each leg, around 4500 miles in total, I even took it to the top of the gross glockner in Austria with 3 passengers fully loaded with a fully loaded roof box ! The car was faultless I topped up a 1/4 litre of engine oil in Bulgaria before the return.
To say I'm impressed is a understatement, my car is a 08 b9 1.6hdi with 110000 miles on it and it drives beautifully
The car is mainly used by my wife who loves it and I don't blame her !
the wifes car is a 02 1.9d berlingo, daughter stole her previous, a s reg peugeot 306 1.9d, youngest son has a 97 306 td, there all basically the same base vehicle with different tin work. son was offered the berlingo but refused it as its not cool. had he taken it wed have bought another for the wife.
for day to day practicality the berlingo concept is just better than your standard 5 door hatch.
we use the berlingo as a van when its more conveinient than the lwb transit or the fourtrak and trailer.
wouldnt be the first time ive been to the local auction with the transit, then rung the mrs to bring the berlingo cos all the bargains just wont all fit in.
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