The Citroen Berlingo Multispace reviews are fairly good, it’s an incredibly practical family car that’s decent value for money. It’s spacious inside and the diesel engines are impressive.

The old Citroen Berlingo Multispace was based on a van so was slightly crude but hugely useful. The new model was designed from the beginning as both a van and an MPV so it feels much more car-like to drive, even if it isn’t quite as good as some of the dedicated MPVs like the Vauxhall Zafira according to the reviewers.

The unique selling point of the Citroen Berlingo Multispace is the storage and versatility that it offers; if you buy one it’ll take you weeks to figure out where all the storage bins and cubby holes are, and the high roof gives a feeling of spaciousness that few can rival.

Up front it’s standard mini-MPV fare, with an elevated driving position, gear knob that sprouts from the dashboard and plenty of equipment to keep the driver happy.

It’s in the back that it gets interesting with a variety of (mainly optional) storage solutions available including an interior roof rack and 50-litre locker, footwell compartments, drinks holders, and boot box. So innovative are the storage solutions that you can even carry skis – inside the car!

The driving experience is good too, with excellent visibility, little wind noise and decent handling, but its forte on the road is its supple ride. It’s not quite as good a hydropneumatically-sprung Citroens of old but it’s not far off. It resists roll very well and grips hard no matter how loaded the car is.

The two diesel engines are reasonably refined and are powerful enough to let you keep up with the traffic without having to row the Citroen along on the gearbox.

The more powerful one will (obviously) give the best performance and is a tad more economical too as well as being more refined but the 90bhp-version does a fine job and won’t ever leave you regretting buying the cheaper model. One reviewer thought that the more powerful engine was noisier too.

Value for money
Not great, I’m afraid. The low purchase price is undermined by the fact that it costs so much to add all those clever storage solutions that drew you to the Citroen Berlingo Multispace  in the first place. A few critics complain that it doesn’t get enough features as standard, and that adding options will make it too expensive.

Worth noting
There are sliding doors, which mean it’s really easy to get in and out of. Perfect for any elderly relatives, or young kids.

The Citroen Berlingo Multispace is a fine MPV that offers unrivalled flexibility – at a price. Customers attracted by its low price will be disappointed to learn that they need to dig deep to buy the optional extras that make this such a versatile load carrier.

However, if you do decide to buy one you’ll appreciate its usefulness and very low running costs – and Citroen has been known to do the odd deal in the showroom too…