2009 Citroen C3 Picasso VTR+ turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Driver's door seal corroded.
Anti pollution fault, DPF filter.
Water ingress in fusebox.
Please, please, please do not buy a C3 Picasso. I fell in love with it when it came out and hoped it would be a perfect replacement for my old Xsara Picasso.
It's very roomy, visibility is fantastic, it's reasonably economical and it looks good too.
The ride is not that great, a bit on the firm side. The gearing doesn't seem to be that great, the change is a bit notchy and vague, and at usual speeds (30, 50, 70 mph) it never quite feels like the right gear. Change up and it feels a bit bogged down, or don't and it feels a bit noisy and over revved.
This has been by some distance the most unreliable car I have ever owned. Repeated anti pollution display fault caused by DPF filter clogging, and then the lights failing due to water getting in the fusebox, needing a replacement and a replacement wiring loom with a £1000 bill. Apparently a common fault.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th September, 2015