2006 Citroen C4 Coupe VTS 2.0L HDI

Summary:

200,000 miles and still fantastic, says it all

Faults:

Dual mass flywheel at 50,000 miles, then again at 110,000 miles.

General Comments:

Loved owning this car, it's now done almost 200,000 miles; 120,000 miles of these as my driving instructor car.

It's comfortable, reliable, very, very economical, it still does over 55 MPG at 190,000 miles and uses no oil between 20,000 mile services.

Just thought I'd post this review to balance all the negative reviews I've read.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th November, 2017

2006 Citroen C4 VTR 1.4i 16v

Summary:

An amazing car for someone who is getting their second car; nice to drive, fast and user friendly

Faults:

Absolutely nothing!

General Comments:

This car really surprised me going by the black marks Citroen supposedly get for reliability.

30k miles on the original tyres supplied with the car.

Engine might only be a 1.4 16v, but it pulls like a workhorse compared to a lot of 1.4 rivals I have tried.

The interior is very nicely finished, and the sports seats make the driving experience a pleasure, and very comfortable.

Only bad point is that it is quite a bulky car, so squeezing into smaller spaces can sometimes be a bit taxing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2008

2006 Citroen C4 Cool 1.6 diesel

Summary:

Sold as new, but damaged in the factory

Faults:

Back end had been in a little accident, but the dealer claim they didn't know. Paint started to peel off and we ended up in a not-so-merry-go-round between dealer and Citroen UK.

Cruise control speeds up when you turn it off, making it very frightening. I would not have another one under any circumstances.

My view is they do not want their customers to buy from them a second time.

General Comments:

Rear view poor. Holds the road well. Paint falls off. Company don't want your custom.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th November, 2008

2006 Citroen C4 Exclusive 2.0 HDI turbo diesel

Summary:

Dynamically good to drive, but very unreliable

Faults:

Initial problems with vibration at speed, linked to a fault with the alloy wheels. This took 3 visits to the dealer to rectify.

Various electronic problems with the car systems, starting with warnings for ESP system and Directional Headlight system faults.

Recent problems have been with the engine management system light coming on, and the car not accelerating properly.

The car has now been back to dealers in the garage 8 times for repeat faults. The engine management system has accounted for the last 5.

ECU and sensors have been replaced, but now the car is in back with the dealer to have the turbo changed.

General Comments:

The car has been great to drive and comfortable, but very unreliable. The dealers have struggled to sort out problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd November, 2008

2nd Dec 2017, 18:59

Maybe an EGR valve issue?

2006 Citroen C4 VTR+ HDI EGR 5 door 1.6 HDI turbo diesel

Summary:

Really good

Faults:

EGR valve replaced, which took too long to sort really, but got there eventually.

General Comments:

Replaced a manual model and this is the biz, took a little time to get used to the EGR box, but now I wouldn't swap it.

Fuel consumption mid sixties on a run, and mid fifties around town.

The EGR box for those who don't know is a six speed electronically operated clutch type box, with only two pedals, and grand prix type levers behind the steering wheel for manual changes if you feel that way inclined.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2008

2006 Citroen C4 SX 1.6 turbo diesel

Summary:

A comfortable, good performing family hatchback, let down by poor build quality

Faults:

Glove box frequently jams shut.

Glove box lid has fallen off several times.

Coin tray keeps on jamming closed and has to be forced open.

Exterior door handles stick open, so the doors won't close.

The drivers door sometimes catches on the wing when it is opened.

The cigarette lighter socket housing often comes loose when items are unplugged from it.

The engine sometimes sounds rough and 'whirry' on tick-over.

The steering wheel controls for the Volume and Cruise Control failed one day, but began working again in the afternoon after the car had been left for 3 hours.

The heated door mirrors have stopped working.

The car was recalled by Citroen in early 2008 to check a potentially faulty ESP unit seal.

General Comments:

The car is very comfortable on the motorway.

The 1.6 110bhp Turbo Diesel engine performs very well.

The car returns excellent MPG Figures.

The car is well equipped for the price, with Air Con, electric windows and cruise control.

The car has been quite reliable. It is a company car and has high mileage for a 2 year old car (48k). There have been no major mechanical failures.

However.

The interior build quality is poor. The upper soft-touch section of the dash appears well made, but the rest of the cabin plastics are terribly cheap, particulary the gearbox and stereo surround.

The plastic steering wheel on my SX model feels cheap and is too thin.

The digital centre dash 'pod' for the speedo is of questionable taste, as is the steering hub that doesn't turn.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd April, 2008