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Citroen Berlingo

Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Citroen Berlingo



What is it like on the road?

The steering’s surprisingly good and like all things that feel like they’ve been derived from a van, actually quite perky. But the ride can be crashy when loaded and there’s way too much lean.

It’s capable of absorbing bumps well enough when not fully laden, but the aerodynamics of the average conservatory mean you get wind noise on the motorway. There’s also a general boominess inside the cabin thanks to a big space and the hard, reflective plastics that form it.

There are a couple of petrols on offer, but best ignore tham and go for one of the diesels. The 120bhp range-topper hits 62mph in 11.4secs and tops out at 109mph, all the while returning a respectable 64.2mpg. It pulls hard enough and though noisy, is capable of motivating the Berlingo at normal m-way speeds.


How about something completely different?


The Berlingo is a triumph of space over style. The Citroen C3 Picasso is plenty practical, but heaps more stylish
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