Citroen C4 Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

2006 Citroen C4 HDi 1.6 turbo diesel

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.6 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 kilometres
Most recent distance101000 kilometres
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Enough room, enough space, enough power, enough economy, not enough quality control in the building

Faults:

The vehicle had been leaking fuel from the injectors onto the engine block since new. I have the best Citroen mechanic in the region, who immediately diagnosed the cause of the persistent fuel smell in the cabin was the injector fuel leak. A solid block of carbon had built up around one of the injectors. A harsh solvent and days later the only repair was to clean the top of the cylinders and tighten the injector. The cause was basically poor build quality control.

The mechanism to replace the bulbs is simple and simply diabolical. The instruction manual is rubbish. Only YouTube helped. The short story is you need to perform a squeeze operation whilst looking through a little hole using a mirror. The designer should be sent back to school. Best option is to drive straight to your Citroen mechanic and have them do the repair.

Driver's seat has a small tear, and padding is coming out in small bits.

Anti-pollution device malfunctions under hard acceleration and then limits your revs to 2000 for a while. The issue is avoided if you drive very sedately all the time and/or accelerate smoothly. No one has been able to give a good diagnosis so far.

General Comments:

I actually really like the Citroen C4 HDi. It is very economical. On highways driving we have travelled 1200kms on 60L.

It is quick, pretty smooth, predictable, handles well, and has been a good vehicle.

The version I have is with a glass roof, which is fun at night.

Like the steering wheel with the stationary middle part and the level of standards you get with this car. It is a value for money vehicle.

I would purchase another Citroen; maybe the DS3.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 2013

2007 Citroen C4 VTR 1.6 petrol

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired3 kilometres
Most recent distance39833 kilometres
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Fantastic

Faults:

So far a great car; had no problems with it yet.

General Comments:

My Citroen C4 VTR Coupe has been driven from Sydney to Queensland 5 times, and also driven to South Australia twice. It was a fantastic drive either way.

I've also driven on the Bathurst racing track, I did achieve a top speed of 202km/h on the track. The car handles great around the bends.

Very comfortable ride, especially over long distances.

Interior has a great ambient feel about it, and I love the way the digital instrumentation is set out on the dashboard.

This the 3rd year I have owned this car. Waiting for the new C4 to be launched in 2012, which is still a concept car. Looking forward buying the new C4 when it is launched in AUSTRALIA 2012.

Citroen, keep up the good work.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2010

2006 Citroen C4 VTS coupe 2 litre

Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2 litre Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance15500 kilometres
Previous carCitroen C4

Summary:

Unique and refreshing

Faults:

The only little problem I have had is that the hatch sticks closed, it's due for a service so it will get a easy adjustment then.

General Comments:

It has a very tall first gear ratio so my girlfriend really rides the clutch when shes driving. Handles superbly on smooth roads, but experiences pronounced steering kickback on rough roads. Very good heat/cool air conditioning. Lights like no other car I have ever driven, amazing!

For the price I feel that it is more than competitive with its rivals.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2007

14th Feb 2007, 12:40

Perhaps citroen will pull its image back together with these new models.

27th Feb 2007, 13:20

I think that the C4 is definitely value for money in comparison with its rivals. There are not many cars that give you as much for your money as the C4, and that goes from the entry model to the VTS. Also, has anyone thought of or had their diesel C4 remapped. If so, details please.

2nd Mar 2007, 20:47

The harsh ride can be down to a few things; either the wheels, if you have the 17" ones, or the known issue of rear suspension bushes and occasionally damper failure. It's a known issue that Citroen should be able to fix for you under warranty. But if you have the VTS, a rough ride is expected due to the stiffer suspension.

And on the remap, I know people who have had it done. The UK forum is over at http://c4owners.co.uk/

You can speak to owners who have had problems and had remaps etc done. We can also offer discounts to people who join up and pay the £10 fee, ranging from 20% off a remap, so about a £45 discount.

Also discounts on official Citroen items. A coupe spoiler for £130 for example, instead of the usually near £200. All supplied by a Citroen dealer; you can even pick them up from them. Just what we take in members fees goes towards helping you guys (the owners) out. Best way to get advice about any problems with a car, is to speak to a collective group about it, who have suffered from the problems before, and have an idea of how to fix it.

9th Jul 2007, 02:10

I have experienced many problems with my C4, although I liked it very much.

My first problem was a leak in the gear box.

When removing the engine, they found a defect in the water pump.

Many fault messages: speed control faulty, pollution faulty, engine control faulty.

Finally I finish with a bearing in the rear wheel.

Besides that, water is coming out from the AC near my legs.

If anyone experienced the same problems, please do not hesitate to contact me.

fawzibiskra@yahoo.com

My car has done 38400 KM.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 6 reviews