Citroen C-Crosser Review

2008 Citroen C-Crosser VTR+ 2.2 HDI turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2014
Engine and transmission 2.2 HDI turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance34000 miles
Previous carNissan X-Trail

Summary:

Great car let down by basic clutch and additive design faults

Faults:

Clutch failed at 9k miles (common fault). Then the additive tank failed at 10k miles. Luckily both covered by warranty - had to battle to get the clutch replaced under warranty, as the car had a tow bar and the service manager stated I was heavy on the clutch. Look it up on the web - loads of clutch failures reported!!!

Then the additive tank failed again out of warranty at 24k miles. £450 later!!

Citroen wanted £650 for a major service when the car had only done 28k - service manager stated - It's based on a Mitsubishi, which is expensive to service. A local garage did it all, including diesel filter and axle oil change, for £296!!!

General Comments:

Great performance and loads of space.

MPG good - getting between 38 & 43 MPG. On long run (200 miles motorway), sitting at 60mph, I get 47 MPG.

Fantastic for towing a caravan.

Smooth and relaxed driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th May, 2014

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review