Citroen C3 Picasso Review from Sweden

2009 Citroen C3 Picasso Comfort 1.6 turbo diesel

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.6 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Megane

Summary:

Great fun and very roomy

Faults:

A linkage to the front wheel drive was replaced under warranty. Other than this, no problems whatsoever.

General Comments:

I like this car. Nice styling with a combination of hard and soft edges on a boxy cube. It stands out from the crowd. This cube is cute!

It is a nice drive, it feels steady and secure on the road. Not sporty, but friendly and relaxed with light steering.

Suspension is a bit too stiff for a french car, but seats are comfortable and sound levels are low. It feels good to sit a bit high up and looking down on other vehicles. :) The 3-part panorama view really helps visibility.

Nice equipment with digital speedo, very easy to read. Dual zone climate control, parking assistant, cruise control. It has more than you need.

The diesel engine is fast and responsive, it is the 110 hp version so the car almost feels overmotorised. Revs a bit high on the motorway, I would welcome a 6th gear.

It is economic in the city and on on slower roads. If driving fast on the motorway, the fuel tank gets empty soon. The boxiness isn't the most aerodynamic design.

It's easy to fold down the back seats, and this car is made for shopping at IKEA. I'm amazed at how much things fit in there.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2011

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review