2005 Citroen C4 Reviews - Page 3 of 8

2005 Citroen C4 Exclusive 2.0 Hdi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 Hdi turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles

Summary:

Nasty poor quality junk. Utter garbage

Faults:

Various rattles and squeaks.

Speaker malfunctions.

Parking sensors on continuously.

Turbo sensor failure.

EGR failure.

Front electric window motor failure.

Glove box lid fell off.

Rear view mirror droops in warm weather.

Folding exterior mirror motor failure.

Carpet peeling away from side of front footwell.

Sticking door handles.

N/S rear door wouldn't open.

Sever juddering under 2,500rpm.

General Comments:

I cannot believe just how dreadful this car has been.

In all my years of driving, and that includes many Citroens, I've never owned a car that's been so unreliable. An absolute and total utter nightmare from day one.

It's currently in the main dealer... yet again... and has been for 12 days, whilst they try to find the severe engine juddering at under 2,500rpm. They seem at a total loss as to what's wrong with it, and leave me with no transport as all the courtesy cars are permanently booked. Absolute and total shambles, and wouldn't recommend one to my worst enemy. 0/10.

Trading Standards and a solicitor beckon if this isn't sorted very soon, and when it is, the car will be going the day I get it back.

I'll never buy a Citroen again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th February, 2008

7th Feb 2008, 14:42

Update. Finally dragged this spluttering monster out of the dealership in my sheer frustration, thinking I'd be able to take it to another dealer for them to have a go at fixing it instead.

WRONG! Apparently Citroen insist that if a garage has already started warranty work, they have to complete it, so I've very reluctantly taken it back to them in an even worse state than when I collected it yesterday.

I've sarcastically told them not to ring me until it's fixed, which they wouldn't have done anyway, as keeping the customer (sorry, pain in the backside) is not an option that they would even consider.

As for a replacement to use in the meantime, it seems I'm on my own. Both Citroen UK and the dealer are refusing to hire me a car.

I'm thoroughly disgusted with the shoddy treatment I've received.

All nicey nice to you when you're handing over your hard earned, but heaven help any of you others if a major fault develops on your much loved C4's.

I appreciate that the majority of you seem happy with your purchases. P'raps i've just been unlucky....very!

2005 Citroen C4 Coupe 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.5 / 10
Distance when acquired2000 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous carCitroen Xsara

Summary:

A lemon

Faults:

I purchased a C4, after continuing problems with a Xsara Forte.

Within a very short time there was an error message displaying "Speed Control Failure".

Once the deaker was notified, all they could say is there is an update, which we will do, and it will be corrected. Since that the error has occured countless times, to which the dealer has no idea where the fault lies, They have spoken to Citroen (allegedly) and apparently the car is not recording faults. The new Citroen C4 Alive with Technology, but dead on the road.

Had 3 near misses where the engine stalled once at 70mph driving on motorway nearly missing a truck, once nearly hitting an Audi A4.

Then at 70mph the car stalled. I was escorted to safety by the RAC and the Highways Agency.

The car collapsed at 50mph, nearly hitting the following car, OOPS.

After that, the dealer has no idea on what it is. After 70 miles testing they gave the keys back saying no idea. Grrrrrrrr, I drove car 5 miles and same fault. I'm either driving a lemon that no one can diagnose, or I'm losing my mind. The only thing is that all the faults have been recorded on camera.

Moral of the story is never buy a Citroen

Has anyone else had a similar problem?

Please help.

General Comments:

Car is a lemon, and Citroen are useless.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th October, 2006

5th Nov 2006, 09:18

As far as not to buy a citroen again it sounds a bit extreme. It's one of these things that no matter what the manufacturer of car, there will always be the odd 'pig in a poke'. Unfortunately it sounds as if you've possibly bought one which is no laughing matter as it's at a cost to yourself. I've got nothing but good things to say about my C4. Hope you get things sorted out.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 24 reviews