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2008 Citroen C4 Picasso Grand Picasso HDI 1.6 turbo diesel from Norway

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.6 turbo diesel Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired52900 kilometres
Most recent distance53700 kilometres
Previous carToyota Prius

Summary:

Superb family car in almost every aspects

Faults:

I've only had this car for two weeks, and I might be up for some surprises, reading the overall reviews of this car. But this car has done 55000 km now, latest service at 43000 km, and no major problems. When I got it, just a parking light bulb was broken, and some tyre wear.

Everything else works perfect... for now.

General Comments:

I'm no race driver, and I'm never gonna be in this vehicle. The automatic clutch gearbox has to take the blame. It' s a little bit to slow. Works better with manual shift paddles. Otherwise, the engine is smooth and silent. Compare to my previous Prius, this ain't much noisier, and the Prius was relatively quiet most of the time. No asthmatic seizures at high revs either.

Comfort and space is the key in every aspect of this vehicle. You feel like a toy riding a cat in slow motion.

No voice controlled GPS or backing up cam like in my previous Prius, but the mirrors adjust automatically when you put it in reverse, and it's easier to get what you want by pushing a button, than argue with a robotic voice for ten minutes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th October, 2011

2009 Citroen C4 Picasso Grand Picasso 1.8 petrol from Slovakia

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired55 kilometres
Most recent distance27000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Megane

Summary:

Good car but terrible manufacturer, so avoid like the plague

Faults:

Citroen have decided to scrap my car 18 months after I bought it.

They claim it was flood damaged, it isn't.

General Comments:

The car is a good family car with lots of room for kids and the associated assorted baggage.

However the manufacturer treats its customers with utter contempt.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th June, 2011

2008 Citroen C4 Picasso 7 Seater Privilege 1.6 HDi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.6 HDi turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance57784 kilometres
Previous carRenault Megane

Summary:

Good spec, reliable, cheap to run, would buy again

Faults:

Dare I say it, no hassles related to build etc. Of any major level anyhow..

The boot/trunk opening handle can be a bit temperamental from time to time.

General Comments:

Plenty of room for a car of this class size. The boot has plenty of room, so a family of 5 can travel in comfort. Once the pop up rear seats come into play, you've no storage in the boot really though. We've a 750 litre Thule roof box, which comes into play then, so happy out!

The ride is quite firm on the road, Irish secondary roads aren't exactly renowned for their smooth straight surfaces... (;> Overall the car feels solid on the road, and I've no complaints.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 2011

2008 Citroen C4 Picasso 1.8 from Croatia

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance59000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Primera

Summary:

Apart from great comfort and driving performance, the car is rubbish

Faults:

The car is leaking in the cabin, left edge of the driver`s seat got wrecked, although I weigh 72kg.

It leaked 8 times, twice from the roof above the driver's seat, 3 times in luggage space, twice on roof, right side rear passenger seat, and once the front passenger floor had a 5cm deep water puddle. Now it's at the mechanics for another leaking problem.

General Comments:

The car has a 1.8 petrol engine, handles great, very comfy.

To change the front left bulbs is pain in the neck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th February, 2011

1st Mar 2011, 02:28

The day when the Citroen dealer handed over my Citroen Picasso 1.8 2009 model keys, I was so proud as well as my wife. We trade in a 2004 C4 coupe, which we loved. But what a unpleasant surprise. Where the previous car was a full house, this car was half of it. 50KM away from the dealer, we turned back to claim our old car back, and we tried everything, but with no success. This Picasso C4 is surely the most uncomfortable car I have ever driven. The front seats can adjust up and down, but that is all, it still stays in the layback position, and that is not good for long distance drives, especially for the driver. For me, after 200km, I am tired and stiff to get out the car.

The radio is a problem because it heated up so well that you cannot play a CD in the player, and it's needless to ask the dealers to fix it or replace it.

The headrest is too far back, and you have to bend your neck too far backwards.

Our Citroen is now parked under the carport and forgotten with 16000km after a year, for nearly 6 months now. It is more a pleasure to take a ride at long distances in my GONOW bakkie for R129000 in 2007. Because you are not tired after 1400km, and speed and power is no problem.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 13 reviews