Advantages Sliding doors, lots of space, high driving position
Disadvantages Visability when reversing, looks like a van!
Oasis or Blur? Plain chocolate Bounty or milk chocolate Bounty? Berlingo or Picasso? There are some decisions in life where there can be only one choice. For me it has to be Blur, the plain Bounty and a Berlingo (although not necessarily all of them at the same time!)My love affair with the Berlingo started about two and a half years ago when my husband ordered a brochure for the Citroen Picasso. Accompanying this were the particulars for the Berlingo. I was immediately struck by the versatility of the car (more about this later) and also, I must confess, I loved the fact it looked a bit like a van! My husband hated it and put the details in the bin! Clearly underestimating the resourcefulness of us females, he forgot all about the Berlingo for many months.
Many months later .....we bought a new Berlingo for £8,400 from a local Citroen dealer! At the time, Citroen had a deal on whereby you didn't have to pay the VAT on all new purchases. Sound familiar? Yes, I know, they have this deal on fairly frequently, but I was duped into believing that it wasn't going to be repeated for quite some time! The result? I rushed into buying my car (the 1.4i forte in 'sahara gold'). It's not all bad though, I love the colour and I've since seen the 'wicked red' which was my first choice and not liked it as much! The only thing I haven't got (and do miss on warmer days) is a sun-roof.
Anyway, enough about my car ... on to the specifics. I'm going to start with the advantages of this car. Before I do that however, apologies in advance that this is a little long. This car has so many good points, I struggled to contain them!Storage space
Apart from the boot, there are an amazing number of nooks and crannies to store things in. Citroen have two types of Berlingo, the 'forte' and the 'desire'. Both have over-head net-bag style pockets on the rear side doors and another pocket in the boot. There are also two lift-up lids under two of your passengers feet. Under these are little cubby holes (ideal for storing cds). As well as the standard glove compartment and numerous cup holders there is also a large space above the driver and front passengers heads which I personally use for keeping a map (never used it, can't read it but it's there, just in case!
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