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Citroen Berlingo Recommendations.

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    Hi All, thinking of getting a little run around small commercial van for the weekends, for the dogs and general arsing around. (Buying a new family electric family car so that won't be used for shooting.)

    Was looking at the Citroen Berlingo van, they seem quite popular a friend of mine says I should consider as they seem to be reliable enough.

    Does anyone have any experience of them?

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    Yep had one for my Courier work 20 odd years ago and only suffered a power steering pump failure, Would have one again no problem.

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    I've had 2 ,over six years 

    The only problem I had was a injector pipe split while on a trip down south,it was repaired under warrenty, with no trouble,

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    Peugeot and Citroen are the same company . The berlingo vans are fantastic little work horses espically the 1.9 non turbo ones they made upto 2005/2006 before they went hdi the suffer from the rear beam bushes deteriorating over time but that's about it excellent vans have often thought about getting another one myself as a run around 

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    11 hours ago, deeksofdoom said:

    Is the Peugeot Partner the same van are there any difference apart from the badges?

    No difference except some body trims

    Partners/ Berlingos are pretty much bomb proof provided that you change the timing belt when you are supposed to and run them on fully synthetic oil they are good for 200,000 miles plus. Door locks and ignition switches wear out and seat go saggy when they get old. 

    Edited by Vince Green

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    Posted (edited)

    a friend uses the belingo diesel  car type  more glass cheaper on insurance as the  van is commercial insurance and is named drivers only      car type is cheaper and if insured can drive any plg vehicle with owners permission works out cheaper all round mpg is about 45 +from what he has said and he canes it 

    Edited by Saltings

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    Had an older type partner car style,did 170K with no problems,about 50mpg.

    Have had the newer partner tepee car for six years and not quite as good,couple of niggles but nowt major,about 50mpg again.

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    I bought another new one 3yrs ago and have done 60000 trouble free miles in it. Can't ask  for more at the price. Shame they don't do an affordable 4wd version in this country. 

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    My mrs has a 2003 1.6 petrol Peugeot partner escapade. Really useful sliding back doors for the kids etc, then the seats fold forward and you’ve got loads of room as a van. Surprisingly nippy too but being petrol is probably on average around 30mpg at most. Motorway speeds cause the economy to plummet but on the plus side any consumable parts (discs/pads etc) are cheap too when you actually need something as they are the same as on the commercial vehicles. The only things to break in 5+ years are the electric passenger mirror (twice) which is down to optimistic spatial awareness by the driver, and the airbag warning light caused by a loose cable under the seat which is an easy diy fix.

    The more modern 1.6 hdi can be very expensive to fix if the correct oil isn’t used and changed frequently enough.

    I also used to drive a older 2.0 hdi Berlingo van and that would be my choice of engine if I had to buy another one tomorrow as they are just as nippy as the petrol but more grunt and more economical.

    Edited by Cheesefiend

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    if you buy one i have a rear steel bulk head  mesh partition .never used all brackets ect also load liner mat  .cost me fortune

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