I am really surprised that the Berlingo forte 2.0HDI is so highly thought of
Recall on the air bags sensor.
Zing noise when changing down gear between 2500-3000 revs.
I am really surprised that nobody seems to have mentioned how noisy the tyres are on this model.
The fuel consumption is disappointing.
The engine is excessively noisy; in fact, at tick-over speeds it sounds like a knitting machine.
I have air conditioning in my Berlingo and I can only say that it must be dreadful driving a Berlingo that doesn't have air conditioning installed because it is dreadful even with it! I am a highly qualified air conditioning engineer and know that the system is underpowered.
The seats are very good; they support in the right places.
The suspension is over-rated: it doesn't like small ridges in the road and tends to bounce a lot. Perhaps owning a Citroen BX has spoilt me on that point.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th July, 2005