I've never felt the need for winter tyres, I just drive in accordance to the conditions
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'04 Peugeot Partner HDi LX. Lows, Leaks and Wellers. Now matt grey and dent free
The handbook for our 'lingo says that if you fit Winter tyres you should fit a different set of wheel bolts, no doubt available from your Citroen dealer in exchange for many beer tokens.
Don't ask me why - I'm not a mechanical engineer. Could give some wriggle room for some eagle-eyed insurance assessor/loss adjuster though when they've hauled the last mortal remains of your beloved Berlingo out of the hedge..."Awfully sorry Sir, we won't be able to honour any claim - I see you have incompatible wheelbolts for that type of tyre".
Insurance companies are becoming ever more picky and savvy about after market mods to vehicles, and if they can see a way out of coughing up they will.
'56 Multispace 1.6HDi - Iron Grey
I've had my Berli two years now and have driven on local roads in a variety of conditions ranging from fresh snow, packed snow, packed snow/ice and black ice. Using both the stock Michelin Energy Savers and the Continental TS 830s I bought. Under local conditions I wouldn't have gotten very far with the summer tyres. They slip and slide a lot. With the winter tyres I get up my hill to my garage. With the summer tyres I skid to a stop on the side of the road and leave the car there. To me winter tyres are worth it.
2010 Berlingo Multispace HDi 110 with FAP. Persamos green.
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Yeah I don't think hopeless is acurate for describing the berlingo in winter generally at all.
I've not had any real problems with it in 8 years except 2 years ago when it was particularly bad and we had snow and ice for about 6 weeks solid. Everyone in my area was in the same boat. I got stuck a few times and with it being a bit hilly, it pursuaded me to give winter, well M&S tyres, a crack.
The Ultragrips seems a decent tyre.