2009 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 1.6 HDI from UK and Ireland
Good when working, a quagmire to work on when it's not
After a year of relatively trouble free motoring (replaced one injector seal) and one week after telling my family the car was serving us well, I had an oil warning light come up on my drive home from work. The next day I started up the car and opened the bonnet; realising I needed a torch to look for any problems, I stopped the car and took the keys inside with me for the two minutes it took me to find one. On my return the car REFUSED to start. Looking like a fuel filter problem, I dutifully removed half the contents of the engine bay and replaced this to no avail. I had the car towed to a French car specialist garage who (£156 later) told me they could find no fault and the next thing would be a compression test which would be another £200. Sadly this starts to get too expensive to pursue, as a compression problem will likely be uneconomical to fix even if found. I ignored so many reviews saying this 1.6 HDI was unreliable and hard to work on. I have never had a car before break so suddenly and evade professional diagnostics to at least identify the problem.
Avoid unless you like the suspense of owning an unreliable car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd July, 2019