2008 Citroen C4 Picasso Grand Picasso HDI 1.6 turbo diesel from Norway
Superb family car in almost every aspects
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.
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
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.