Over the last week I’ve actually spent several nights driving to various homes in a Citroën Berlingo.
Among the loads it has carried for me have been two double mattresses (at a squeeze), an unfeasibly large fish tank and more packing crates than you’d have thought possible.
It also played the role of airport taxi for my girlfriend’s mother, and considering its cargo van alter ego, the fact that she was genuinely impressed by the comfort on offer should rank as a triumph for the humble van/MPV.
It’s not perfect though. The huge rear hatch is as awkward in a tight space as the sliding rear doors are convenient. The rear seats are also a real fiddle to remove completely, which is annoying when the rest of the car is so cleverly packaged.