Advantages Loads of space, roof space, sliding doors
Disadvantages none as yet
Having had this car for nearly a year now we are still as happy with it as the day we bought it. Being our first proper family vehicle (previous being a Fiesta!) we were unsure what to look for other than space. I believe the Berlingo has it all.Standing in the showroom the car that stood out was the Citroen Xsara Picasso, after bypassing the Berlingo and running straight to the shining Picasso, I thought we had our car. However after taking a second look at the poor Berlingo I could see a great car emerging.
- The boot space is second to none with a roller blind style flexible shelf. There is no problem slotting almost anything in the boot alone.
- Rear seats can all be folded and pushed back to provide the most amazing amount of space. A 3 seater sofa is one of the many things we have transported.
- Sliding rear doors. How did I live without them? Combined with the increased head room getting a child in and out of a car seat is a doddle!
- Overhead storage really useful obviously for maps and general rubbish.
Also back seat under feet box storage (these are concealed and your car mats cover the opening. I never use these to be honest as my kids muddy foot prints puts me off wanting to touch the floor altogether.
Along with the fact that the fuel consumption is excellent, in fact I cannot see a noticeable difference between this and my old 1.3i Fiesta.
In my opinion this car handles really well, being higher up than the average car gives a feeling of safety for some reason. Electric windows, CD player (optional) colour coded bumpers/mirrors make this vehicle more than the 'van' people describe it as being.
My husband being an ex-courier and actually owing a van confirms this fact.
Oh and the other obvious plus side is the price, approx £8600 depending what deals you can wangle with your dealer.
So after a full year with my Berlingo, would I swap....NO we love it.
UPDATE 02/06/04: After having my car over a year now, we have noticed on the inside handles on especially the driver's door has become a little worn, the paint covering the plastic handle has rubbed off revealing the black plastic. It is noticeable and you can actually scrape it all off!
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