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Thinking of buying an 1.6 auto
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We've had our Mk2 Berlingo since new in 2004, its been a terrific workhorse but now we are thinking of getting an Auto version, so is the 1.6 Auto a good buy or should I avoid...
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#2
Got it in my C4 Grand Picasso - love it
2015 1.6 L1850 90ps In Artic Steel inc Look Pack and Lighting Pack.
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#3
That's a positive note, thank you
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I see you mention going for an Automatic.....do remember that the Berlingo is an automated manual gearbox (EGS) with a single plate dry clutch. I have two, a Berlingo 6 speed & a C3 5 speed, both EGS, love them both.
BUT you cannot drive them exactly like a torque converter full automatic. You will burn the clutch out!
A dealer told me that 85% of EGS users get on fine but about 15% have clutch trouble.
Because of this Citroen are replacing the EGS with a conventional 6 speed automatic gearbox in all their autos. I don't know when this will occur with the Berlingo. I'm told that the new auto uses a bit more fuel.....
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#5
Not sure how you can drive it differently as the cpu will be controlling the clutch and gears, we tend to be 'steady away'
Thank for your input!
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#6
The best thing you can do is take one for a good test drive to see if you can get on with the gear box some get on with it other can't then you can make the choice .
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Thats good advice, I'll give it a go   Smile
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#8
No problem every body like's different things we don't drive the same way so it mite suite you. Smile
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It's great - my 1.6 XTR Auto was my first ever auto, and there's no way I'll go back to wiggling a stick around. That gearstick and clutch nonsense belongs in the past, along with the starting handle and trafficator.

It's much better with the brake pedal off a manual fitted - I couldn't get on with the sofa-sized pedal you get as standard.
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