Citroen C8 Review from Belgium

2003 Citroen C8 SX 2.0 HDI

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDI Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance91000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Ulysse

Summary:

The MPV which responds the best to my demands, for the moment

Faults:

* rear wires tend to wear not good: outside much quicker than inside - I can only make 50.000km with them - solution of Citroën: first replacement payed by Citroën, second by myself, third by Citroën, and so on...

* several little problems (windscreen washer pump, switch of white rear-lights, switch of board-computer,...) all repaired/replaced satisfactory under warranty - dealer is very fair and doesn't make problems at all - replaced/repaired items stay OK.

General Comments:

* suspension is not quite comfortable on secondary roads, however on the highway it couldn't have been better - ride and handling better than my last car (Fiat Ulysse 2.0 JTD)

* 2.0 16V HDI motor (109 hp) is perfect (although not as quit when cold compared to 2.0 JTD on my Ulysse - which was a 2.0 HDI, too, but without the 16V) - again comfort on the highway couldn't be better - my brother-in-law owns the Peugeot 807 2.2 HDI which is more performant (128 hp), but doesn't like higher revs like my 2.0 HDI does

* sliding doors and fold-able seats (access to third seat row easy!) very practical in daily use

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th April, 2005

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review