Hi, I am considering getting a Citroen Dispatch/ Jumpy panel van and I was
wondering if anyone can give me any info regarding the model, it's
performance, durability, pro & cons etc; anything at all about the van.
Here in Singapore, we only have the indirect injection 1.9D model available
but I saw on Citroen websites there is a 2.0 direct injection model
available. What are the differences one can tell from the 2 beside the
increased hp & payload ? Which colour should I pick ? Red or White. Any
comment (English pls) is very much appreciated. Many thanks.
Apart from Citroen, there is the Fiat Scudo 1.9 which looks similar to the
Jumpy model, are they from the same manufacturer afterall ?
That'll be the HDi - a newer motor, so in newer vans (in those countries
that get 'em, it sounds like)
It's meant to be a far better motor, but more complex.
And the Peugeot Expert. Peugeot and Citroen both use the same motors, the
Fiat uses the Fiat JTD motor. All built in the same factory, though - the
PSA and Fiat group vans (and people carriers) are all the product of a joint
venture that dates back to the aborted merger between Citroen and Fiat in
the early 70s, before Peugeot bought Citroen to form PSA.
Gasket ( email@example.com) gurgled happily, sounding much
like they were saying :
Ah, OK. I assumed it was the same motor as the Fiat group JTD car engine,
same as the HDi is the "usual" PSA car one. Having a quick look at the
websites, though, it looks like you're right - just a badge job.
So the Citroen should be a reliable van under normal usage with no heavy
cargo at all I presume ... anyone has got bad experiences with the 1.9D
Jumpy/ Dispatch at all ?
We don't have the 2.0 HDi model here .... yet.
The 1.9 ('XUD') is a traditional Diesel engine, which is presumed
to be one of the most reliable engines in the Citroen/Peugeot
range. I've heard of these passing the 600'000 km mark without
The HDi is much more modern: it is completely controlled by
computers and electronics (common rail injection system) and
though usually it seems to be working reliable, there has been
word of some flaws caused by software and/or sensor incoherency
problems (although one has to say that similar constructions of
other manufacturers [VW, Daimler-Chrysler] seem to suffer more
from such problems).
So, under tropical conditions, it is probably wiser to rely on
the proven 1.9D which might explain the unavailability of the HDi
in your place.
We've owned a Berlingo HDi (as family van) for a over year and
23'000 km now and nothing bad has happened, although I prefer to
refrain myself from meditating too much about the complexity of
the electronic control system... time will show how well this
Don't know more about the Jumpy, though...
Greetings from Germany
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