2010 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 1.6 turbo diesel
Should have avoided
This car has problematic since we bought it in 2013. Maybe we were unlucky in that, but it has been disappointing. Our previous car was so very reliable despite being a fair bit older by time we traded it in.
This car needed a new head gasket within 6 months of us purchasing it and an entirely new engine mid 2016. It had been serviced etc and our mileage is under 15,000 a year, so not excessive. It had been serviced regularly.
The interior is not wearing well. Front dashboard storage box has a broken clasp and remains open - the individual part cannot be fixed as it is a closed system. Passenger seat no longer moves backwards and forwards. One backseat will not go back down if moved to allow passengers into the 3rd row. License plate on the boot keeps loosening on one side. One of the boot seats doesn't click up into a seated position and needs to be tried a few times before it does. That doesn't feel safe for my 7 year old to sit on to be honest. Part of the boot door covering (inside) is starting to come off. With 4 children we expected wear and tear, but we didn't come close to this level in our previous car, so it's disappointing to see so many things not working in just 3 years.
We were so exited with the boot space, spacious feel and the full middle seat when we got this car. I'm sorry we didn't look into engines more as all that doesn't matter if the car breaks down on the motorway with all of us in it. Nightmare! Anyway, we live and learn - thankful nobody was hurt!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd June, 2016