Added: 11th of October 2013
- People carrier
This is my second Multipla, having previously owned an original 'Ugly Bug' for 11 years and 162,000 miles. I can honestly say I have never for one moment regretted choosing a Multipla; it is a consummate all-round family car, having ferried the kids and their friends - who loved its quirkiness - taken many, many loads to the tip and hauled a large folding camper, 4 mountain bikes, 2 adults and two teenagers all over Europe, still averaging 38 mpg (45mpg without the trailer). This was actual, measured consumption - ignore the computer! The width has never been a problem, it has plenty of oomph for overtaking, handles well and has a tardis-like interior. Apart from repairs which were not unreasonable given the cars' age and mileage (clutch, brakes, suspension bushes, etc), the old Multipla was very reliable and never let us down. Sadly, it became too long in the tooth to justify the cost of getting it through the next MOT, and so it was replaced earlier this year with a 2010 'Nose Job' model. Experience so far is equally good, although the glow plug dash light is warning that one or more plugs need replacement (74,000 miles). It has all the advantages of the previous car, and is slightly more upmarket (17" Alloys, leather seats), but I do miss the character of my old Ugly Bug!