Why Is The Citroen Berlingo So Popular?

The Citroen Berlingo is a popular sight on Britain’s roads, with van and passenger versions available for the general public to buy. In my street alone, for example, there are at least three people that own Berlingos!

Some people don’t consider the Citroen Berlingo when they are shopping around for a new car or van. In today’s blog post, I will tell you what it is about this vehicle that has been an absolute hit with thousands of motorists, and why you might want to consider buying one yourself!

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Practicality

The main reason people buy the Citroen Berlingo is because they are practical vehicles. Vans are obviously practical nevertheless because of their design, and this model is no exception to the rule.

According to Phil from vanwisegroup.co.uk, the Citroen Berlingo can be adapted to suit any number of purposes:

  • Passenger car – there is a passenger car variant of the trusty Citroen Berlingo, and because it offers such great headroom, it makes it easier to transport passengers and cargo without anyone banging their heads on the roof;

  • Disabled access – if you are disabled and you can only get around in a wheelchair, the Citroen Berlingo can be adapted for wheelchair access. Put simply, you can open the back doors and lay out some ramps for easy wheelchair access;

  • Pet transport – one of my neighbours has a Berlingo and runs a dog walking service. They use the passenger variant, but have adapted it by installing dog crates in the back, allowing up to 6 full-sized dogs to be transported in safety and with ease.

Cabin space

Some vehicles have a tiny amount of cabin space inside, despite their exterior appearance suggesting otherwise.

But the one thing that everyone can agree upon is that the cabin space inside of the Citroen Berlingo is extremely roomy! The roof is quite high up, but not too high that it looks like a standard panel van.

They give drivers and passengers the ability to travel in comfort, and for those that use the van version, it makes the task of stacking up and transporting goods considerably easier.

Affordability

Citroen is well-known for producing vehicles that are attractive in price, and the Berlingo is no exception.

With prices excluding VAT starting from £10,255 for the van and £10,212 for the “Multispace” passenger variant, these vehicles offer exceptional value-for-money brand new.

Many Citroen Berlingo users opt for leasing their vehicles rather than leasing them as this gives them the option of buying their workhouse outright at the end of the term. Alternatively, they can trade it in for a brand new model and start again as it were!

There are also some great used bargains to be had on the used car and van markets, as some people prefer to buy used and save some cash on the overall purchase price.

One point that I should mention is that the Citroen Berlingo is a pretty reliable car, and, as a by-product, you typically won’t have to pay for any expensive repair jobs during your ownership of one!

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