2004 Citroen Berlingo Multispace Forte 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland
Great value for money
This car has been a pleasure to own, and at the price is unbeatable value. If you are not concerned about looks it is an excellent family car.
The fuel economy is excellent, it drives well, handles well and with the rear sliding doors, is great for putting the kids in the child seats. With the rear seats folded down, you have all the space you could wish for. The cabin has plenty of space and headroom for 5 adults.
The 1.9 Diesel engine pulls well, it will never set the world alight for acceleration, but this car is built for comfort not speed. In conclusion I have had the car for 1 year and it has been a pleasure.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th October, 2004
I wanted one of these - until I drove one. It seemed like an ideal car, bags of space for young kids and all the paraphernalia. It has comfy seats, but that 1.9 non-turbo diesel engine is a bag of crap. Seriously lacks grunt on hills, and flat out at about 88 if you can be bothered to wait. If you have a carful of people, you need to thrash it, which destroys the economy. I'd advise people to go for the HDi one.
Peugeot's 1.9 XUD unit is the best diesel engine ever made. While it lacks the power and economy of the HDI engines, it is far more robust and is capable of very high mileage with little fuss.
No turbo and no common rail injectors or silly DPF to go wrong.
To call it a bag of crap is just wrong.
OK it is slow on heavy modern cars. But it's tough as old boots. My old 405 disintegrated around its XUD as it went beyond 333,000 miles.