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Berlingo Query
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Hi guys I am looking at getting a Berlingo 2015-2018ish it needs to be Petrol as I don't do many miles. I am a keen beach fisherman I also have an inflatable FRIB 330 rib type fishing boat and a 15hp outboard engine.  The boat is deflated and packed in the boot to get to launching spots.  So I am looking for a car with a large boot and it looking like the Berlingo would be perfect. I am just a little reluctant to get a citroen again as many years ago I had a xsara VTR coupe and had quite a bit of trouble with it.

How reliable are the petrol engines? What year and trim would you guys recommend.  I only do about 5k miles a year as I live close to work and can walk cycle.  It will be used for fishing / camping trips and weekends away etc and school runs and what not.  I quite like the versions with the rear window that opens not sure what spec that is?

How are they to drive? Is there any other type that might be better such as a Tepee ?

Thanks 

Matt
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(04-01-2023, 01:51 PM)Mattallica Wrote:  Hi guys I am looking at getting a Berlingo 2015-2018ish it needs to be Petrol as I don't do many miles. I am a keen beach fisherman I also have an inflatable FRIB 330 rib type fishing boat and a 15hp outboard engine.  The boat is deflated and packed in the boot to get to launching spots.  So I am looking for a car with a large boot and it looking like the Berlingo would be perfect. I am just a little reluctant to get a citroen again as many years ago I had a xsara VTR coupe and had quite a bit of trouble with it.

How reliable are the petrol engines? What year and trim would you guys recommend.  I only do about 5k miles a year as I live close to work and can walk cycle.  It will be used for fishing / camping trips and weekends away etc and school runs and what not.  I quite like the versions with the rear window that opens not sure what spec that is?

How are they to drive? Is there any other type that might be better such as a Tepee ?

Thanks 

Matt

Hi Matt, I wouldn’t rule out a diesel because of your low miles. Mine is a 2015 automatic diesel and I only do 5-6k yet I get 45-50 mpg around town, up to 65mph on a long run. Be aware that before April 2017 tax for mine is only £30 annually which is locked in but later models I think cost £175 annually.
2015 Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.6 e-HDI 90 XTR ETG6 Auto
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(04-01-2023, 02:08 PM)artspeck Wrote:  
(04-01-2023, 01:51 PM)Mattallica Wrote:  Hi guys I am looking at getting a Berlingo 2015-2018ish it needs to be Petrol as I don't do many miles. I am a keen beach fisherman I also have an inflatable FRIB 330 rib type fishing boat and a 15hp outboard engine.  The boat is deflated and packed in the boot to get to launching spots.  So I am looking for a car with a large boot and it looking like the Berlingo would be perfect. I am just a little reluctant to get a citroen again as many years ago I had a xsara VTR coupe and had quite a bit of trouble with it.

How reliable are the petrol engines? What year and trim would you guys recommend.  I only do about 5k miles a year as I live close to work and can walk cycle.  It will be used for fishing / camping trips and weekends away etc and school runs and what not.  I quite like the versions with the rear window that opens not sure what spec that is?

How are they to drive? Is there any other type that might be better such as a Tepee ?

Thanks 

Matt

Hi Matt, I wouldn’t rule out a diesel because of your low miles. Mine is a 2015 automatic diesel and I only do 5-6k yet I get 45-50 mpg around town, up to 65mph on a long run. Be aware that before April 2017 tax for mine is only £30 annually which is locked in but later models I think cost £175 annually.

Hi the only reason I'm discounting the diesels is that I don't want to have dpf , egr valve issues from only doing very short trips. I would worry about the engine not getting hot enough for long enough to allow a regen.
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On the opening rear window question, it was fitted as standard to the XTR model over a couple of years (my 2016 XTR had one) and I believe it was included in some special editions and an added cost option on other models. Having had the opening window I was surprised how infrequently I actually used it. I always thought the coiled cable for the heated rear screen was a bit vulnerable to damage.
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I've never seen a B9 petrol, if they made any, they'll be like rocking horse poop. That wee 1.4 non turbo would surely struggle to pull a big B9.

I've had 3 X 1.6 HDi vans, I only do 10 miles a day to work and never had any bother with the DPF. 

It regens eventually regardless of distance when the soot hits the limit. It doesn't just get hot from driving it, the ECU starts a regen by injecting extra fuel and lengthening the injection duration, which heats the DPF to 900° in minutes.
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(04-01-2023, 10:12 PM)Zion Wrote:  I've never seen a B9 petrol, if they made any, they'll be like rocking horse poop. That wee 1.4 non turbo would surely struggle to pull a big B9.

I've had 3 X 1.6 HDi vans, I only do 10 miles a day to work and never had any bother with the DPF. 

It regens eventually regardless of distance when the soot hits the limit. It doesn't just get hot from driving it, the ECU starts a regen by injecting extra fuel and lengthening the injection duration, which heats the DPF to 900° in minutes.

Hi Zion I am looking to get something like this a Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.2 PURETECH FLAIR S/S 5d 109 BHP 2017 (17 reg). Is this not a b9 type? I was just guessing it was any multispace between 2008 and 2018? Thanks

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details...posit=true
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Ah apologies I thought the 1.2 only started on the K9. It is indeed a B9 but there won't be many for sale compared to the HDi version. Best of luck though with finding the right one.

Never owned a petrol one so can't comment on what they're like. Very rare up here.
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(05-01-2023, 07:10 AM)Zion Wrote:  Ah apologies I thought the 1.2 only started on the K9. It is indeed a B9 but there won't be many for sale compared to the HDi version. Best of luck though with finding the right one.

Never owned a petrol one so can't comment on what they're like. Very rare up here.

Thanks mate ill keep looking for info.
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#9
I only do about 2K miles a year in my van (1.6 Hdi), I wouldn't worry. Just change the oil every year regardless of milage and give it an Italian tune up every now and then...
My van: 2008 Berlingo 1.6 HDi Enterprise - a bit ratty!
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(05-01-2023, 05:51 PM)RattyCortina Wrote:  I only do about 2K miles a year in my van (1.6 Hdi), I wouldn't worry. Just change the oil every year regardless of milage and give it an Italian tune up every now and then...

Hi yeah I would love to be able to I have had issues with DPFs etc in the past was a nightmare and very costly.  I imagine your 2008 doesn't have a dpf? Didn't they start having to put them in around 2010? Maybe that's the answer and older berlingo.  Thanks
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