2004 Citroen C8 SX 2.0 HDI


Good value for money!


Steering rack replaced under warranty.

Headlight bulbs blow frequently.

Bottom ball joints just replaced.

Drivers seat now showing wear.

General Comments:

I can honestly say this car has been superb, considering the mileage (268,000), which is genuine.

The most annoying thing is the light bulbs blowing.

It averages 37.2 mpg, however most of the mileage is motorway driving.

Just having to have the rear shock absorbers changed, but not bad considering it is a working car carrying passengers and luggage to and from airports.

Can't understand all the moans and groans.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2007

1st Sep 2007, 14:45

How has this mpv reaching 268k in three years?

2003 Citroen C8 Exclusive 2.2


Poor quality,totally poor build quality


Tyre pressure sensors faulty

Door handles peeled (replaced under warranty).

Track rod worn.

Electric doors faulty.

Diesel additive alarm faulty.

General Comments:

The car looked well & comfort level good. However I could not drive more than a few miles without electrical problems. Car build quality very poor and dealers unhelpful. Very very expensive to fix and very unreliable. Very poor for such a new car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th February, 2007

2004 Citroen C8 SX HDI 2.0 HDI


It has put me off buying a Citroen ever again!!


Rust on engine components.

Rust on rear door hinges.

Rear electric doors open and close on their own!!

Lots of creaks and rattles.

Front passenger seat vibrates at 70mph so much that the tray behind it can't be used without all the objects placed onto it falling off!!

X3 noisy window motors replaced.

X2 Climate control noisy fans replaced.

X2 rear door sensors replaced.

X2 rear door rails replaced due to flakey paint - Known issue with no fix except keep replacing rails until your warranty expires!!

Oil level sensor replaced - still faulty.

Rear door pinch sensors faulty.

Random strange noises when unlocking the car.

Poor fuel economy - Citroen state that 20 - 30 mpg average is acceptable!! brochure states average of 40mpg.

General Comments:

This car is very poorly put together, the fuel economy is terrible, I've had better economy on a Bmw V8!! - I've just got rid of it after my 4yr old sons foot got caught by the rear electric door (pinch sensor didn't work) - luckily he had strong shoes on - dealer keeps saying there is nothing wrong with the doors, but when I asked him to put his arm in to test he wouldn't!! - In the 11 months I owned this car it has spent 6 weeks in the garage!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th October, 2005

14th Nov 2005, 14:18

I've had the same issues too - The top gear survey shows the C8's sister model the 807 as the worst car on sale in Britain - my advice don't buy the C8, the 807 or the fiat version - I bought because of the ncap tests, but those doors should knock off a couple of stars on safety grounds!!

2003 Citroen C8 SLX 1.9 diesel


Not value for money, too many faults


Automatic gearbox failed day three.

Electric windows and locks had a control all of their own, quite often when returning to the car it would be unlocked.

Sun roof would often get stuck open, normally as it started to rain.

Screen wash leaked out of the rear stereo speakers

Engine developed a fault which allowed maximum speeds of 10MPH.

Airbag fault was intermittent.

General Comments:

I purchased a MPV because of the size of my family. Dealers, when loaning courtesy cars need to consider what car is being serviced or repaired. A 2 seater saxo is not great customer service when you have a C8!

The local dealer was extremely helpful, the car being relatively new to the market place has many more faults than I would expect and it would seem that we were not alone with these faults when searching the Internet now. Many reviews read very familiar.

The car is comfortable at speed, not so around town.

Pleased to say we now have a Grand Voyager.. take note Citroen.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th March, 2005

19th Feb 2012, 17:33

We have a Citroen C8 2.2 diesel auto, bought in 2006, with full service history with the main dealer we bought it from.

New gearbox required after 14 months and 16k miles. Second gearbox replacement after 53k miles.

It is back in the dealer, having done 65k miles, and we are faced with another gearbox. We are not prepared to pay for this, so we are planning to take legal action against dealer (pity we can't sue Citroen) unless we are offered compensation.

We also have had the "limp mode" problem, where the engine suddenly drops revs and needs to stop for five minutes while it resets.

We estimate that since 2006, it has been back to the dealer 40 times.

2004 Citroen C8 Exclusive 2.2 turbo diesel


An excellent piece of kit!


Second row centre seat frame replaced.

Front windows don't always obey your command!

General Comments:

This is a big roomy 7 seat people carrier, which is returning almost 40 MPG.

The cruise control and automatic air con are superb.

The electic sliding rear doors are very good and the tailgate lifts well out of head bashing zone.

The car has many pleasing features such as electrically heated and powered reversable front seats, and the interior seating is very adaptable.

Performance is excellent and the trip computer very informative.

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

Review Date: 14th September, 2004

2004 Citroen C8 SX 2.0 petrol


Carry 7 people with style and ease


Could not open the car using the remote after 2 days.

General Comments:

Had a problem with the remote locking soon after purchase, but the dealer fixed it the next day - no other problems since.

Very comfortable seats all round and the ride is very smooth, the miles just disappear when on the motorway.

Carries the wife, baby, mother-in-law, dog and all associated luggage with ease.

VIP option pack well worth buying - includes parking sensors (invaluable), tinted rear windows and roof bar, which looks very stylish.

Electric sliding rear doors and retractable mirrors are useful gadgets. But I would imagine expensive to fix if damaged.

I've averaged about 28mpg which isn't too bad for a car of its size, but I'm still very glad I have a company fuel card!

A lot of car for a very reasonable price, with big discounts from the Citroen dealer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th September, 2004