2006 Citroen C4 VTS coupe 2 litre from Australia and New Zealand
Unique and refreshing
The only little problem I have had is that the hatch sticks closed, it's due for a service so it will get a easy adjustment then.
It has a very tall first gear ratio so my girlfriend really rides the clutch when shes driving. Handles superbly on smooth roads, but experiences pronounced steering kickback on rough roads. Very good heat/cool air conditioning. Lights like no other car I have ever driven, amazing!
For the price I feel that it is more than competitive with its rivals.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th February, 2007
Perhaps citroen will pull its image back together with these new models.
I think that the C4 is definitely value for money in comparison with its rivals. There are not many cars that give you as much for your money as the C4, and that goes from the entry model to the VTS. Also, has anyone thought of or had their diesel C4 remapped. If so, details please.
The harsh ride can be down to a few things; either the wheels, if you have the 17" ones, or the known issue of rear suspension bushes and occasionally damper failure. It's a known issue that Citroen should be able to fix for you under warranty. But if you have the VTS, a rough ride is expected due to the stiffer suspension.
And on the remap, I know people who have had it done. The UK forum is over at http://c4owners.co.uk/
You can speak to owners who have had problems and had remaps etc done. We can also offer discounts to people who join up and pay the £10 fee, ranging from 20% off a remap, so about a £45 discount.
Also discounts on official Citroen items. A coupe spoiler for £130 for example, instead of the usually near £200. All supplied by a Citroen dealer; you can even pick them up from them. Just what we take in members fees goes towards helping you guys (the owners) out. Best way to get advice about any problems with a car, is to speak to a collective group about it, who have suffered from the problems before, and have an idea of how to fix it.
I have experienced many problems with my C4, although I liked it very much.
My first problem was a leak in the gear box.
When removing the engine, they found a defect in the water pump.
Many fault messages: speed control faulty, pollution faulty, engine control faulty.
Finally I finish with a bearing in the rear wheel.
Besides that, water is coming out from the AC near my legs.
If anyone experienced the same problems, please do not hesitate to contact me.
My car has done 38400 KM.