Used Citroen Berlingo First cars for sale

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Citroen Berlingo First

1.6 HDi 5dr

£3,711
2009(09)
£61.80 per month
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  • 73,947
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 1.6L
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Citroen Berlingo First

1.4i MULTISPACE ONE OWNER FULL CITROEN SERVICE HISTORY 5-Door

£3,795
2009(09)
£63.72 per month
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  • 67,000
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 1.4L
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Used Citroen Berlingo First

Background

The original Citroen Berlingo First was one of the first MPVs based on a commercial van to hit the market. It provided a cheap and cheerful family car to cash-strapped families who didn't mind being mistaken for the local plumber whilst driving around town.

The second generation Berlingo First was released in 2008 and was even larger than its roomy predecessor. The new range consisted of 1.6 litre diesel and petrol engines with several trim levels starting with the VT, through VTR and up to the XTR. 

In 2009 Citroen added 7-seat versions to the range which appealed to larger families and highlighted just how much space the new First had to offer.

Bang for your buck

The second generation Citroen Berlingo First is much less van-like than the first generation and feels much more like a proper car. It still has practicality as its priority though and boasts a boot space of 675 litres with all passengers on board and the parcel shelf fitted.

One of the key features of the used Berlingo First is its adaptability. It comes fitted with a three-person rear seat as standard, sections of which can be folded or it can be removed completely. To increase options even further, buyers could choose to go for three single, removable seats. The specially designed shape of the rear middle seat creates a table when folded forward.

The seven-seat version consists of three single removable seats in the second row and the third row comprising two foldable and removable seats. These are suitable for children but a little small for most adults.

Citroen also introduced an optional overhead galley intended for large items such as skis, a central, removable storage compartment and the passenger seat in the front was also made foldable.

What you'll pay

Second hand Citroen Berlingo First cars for sale start off at about £8000 for a petrol 2008 VTR model. The diesels versions are considered much more desirable though and a 2008 HDi will be around £8800. 

What to check

Due to its commercial beginnings the used Citroen Berlingo First is a durable beast but with its use by families can suffer the usual damage to the interior. It is best to check all of the levers, handles, dials and buttons as they can be tricky to replace at a later date. Mechanically, second generation Firsts have no known faults and their engines are considered to be extremely reliable.

Parts

Replacement parts for used Firsts are reasonably priced, again this is due to its commercial origins. Brake discs are around £25 and pads around £40. A timing belt kit is around £80 and a new battery will set you back £60.

How it drives

The second generation Citroen Berlingo First handles much more like a proper car than the first version. Visibility is very good and the suspension is much improved.

Top speed is around 110mph and this version is considerably more efficient than its predecessor. ABS is standard on all models. 

The First isn't the most fashionable or best looking car in the world but nor does it claim to be. If you are looking for a practical and affordable family car however you could do a lot worse that pick up a used First.

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