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2008 Citroen C4 Picasso Grand Picasso Ligne Business 2. l from Netherlands

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2. l Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired8 kilometres
Most recent distance22750 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet TrailBlazer

Summary:

Nice designed car, very comfortable, on long straights a little bit unstable, brakes good

Faults:

Small electronic problems; rear distance sensor always senses virtual objects.

Petrol meter indicates empty while not empty.

LPG consuming 1L for 7,5 kms.

General Comments:

Drives nicely and quietly, but is heavily influenced by sidewinds.

Going fast on a straight does not always feel steady.

Difficult view when driving backwards, dead angles are big.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2008

15th Apr 2009, 02:50

I have just purchased a Grand C4 1.6 DIESEL MANUAL TRANS.

This vehicle has surprised me, for a small engine it has a lot of pulling power. So far I cannot fault this vehicle. It's just great.

2007 Citroen C4 Picasso Exclusive 2.0i 4aut from Hungary

Year of manufacture2007
Engine and transmission 2.0i 4aut Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance19000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Note

Summary:

Good, but this early model has some problem.

Faults:

Water leaking in the front section at right side. I mean that the inside "velvet" covering part (A-2 pillar) of the right triangle window always gets water after rain or washing.

The 4 speed automatic gearbox could be very old. 4 speed is too less for this engine (2.0i). Also the computer of it is quite slow. I had only automatic cars, but that is less comfortable gearbox to speed up or down in time. The real average consumption is higher in the city than published results. 13,7-14,5!! instead of 12,9 liters.

The engine and the gearbox warm-up too slowly. Until this the car would not react for gas pedal and sometimes drops the RPM to 500 1/min. It is automatic so it is not a driver mistake. Also the electronic gas pedal has big delay.

The lacking of the car body - especially of plastic parts - are poor and not homogeneous in thickness.

Quite big invisible (dead) zone by the left side mirror.

General Comments:

Excellent design and comfort inside. Front window and the panoramic roof is perfect.

The automatic heating / cooling and air conditioning is perfect.

With Exclusive level I got everything which I need in a new car.

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

Review Date: 16th September, 2007

22nd Sep 2007, 09:13

At the end I had a grammar mistake. I wrote "lacking" but I meant "painting"

Sorry for that.

28th Sep 2007, 04:30

Following to visit the local service station the water leaking problem has solved now. The reason was an original manufacturing mistake to make the windscreen placing to be waterproof.

They also managed the vendor's YDH front seatbelt restraint recall for the motorized front seats.

2006 Citroen C4 Picasso 1.6 HDi from Norway

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 HDi Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance4000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 307

Summary:

Instant love!

Faults:

I'm an early buyer. The car is early production and among the first 10 in Norway. Some faults are there on delivery simply because they aren't ready from the importer. I'm waiting for the original floor mats, and the front parking sensors have to be enabled in the on board computer, which the importer can't access because they haven't got the equipment to connect to the car yet.

Same goes for the rear air suspension which sometimes reports errors on the service-display of the car. Dealer cannot fix this until they have the parts for it. That's what you get for being an eager customer I guess. The car isn't even launched yet in Norway. Deliveries start in January.

General Comments:

Outstanding exterior and interior design. This is (finally) a true Citroën. I dislike the C5, so after owning ZX, BX, XM and Xantia I just had to skip the C5 and buy a Peugeot instead. However, the C4 hatchback had me in love again. But since that was too small for family use, I decided to wait for the Picasso. And the wait was truly worth it.

This car has pretty much the same extremely comfortable yet responsive road handling as in it's older gas/hydraulic sisters. A bit too easy on the steering perhaps, but you get used to it.

The new EMG6 gearbox is very good. Quick and smooth changes, unlike the older "Sensodrive" boxes found in smaller and older Citroëns like C2 and 3.

Plenty of stowage space, you can store stuff for years in this car and never find it again, but the car will still be as tidy and clean as it was when new. Seating arrangement is the best I've ever seen in any MPV.

Lot's of gadgets, which means you need to spend hours reading the instruction book to fully appreciate everything. The car takes care of everything for you. Just start it and go. Exterior lights turn on automatically, and interior lighting as well if it's needed. When you tap the gas pedal, the parking brake releases automatically. If it's raining the wipers take care of the rain. If you're driving in a polluted environment, the parking sensors in the front "smells" the pollution and block the air intake for you. It needs some thinking yes, but once you get a hang of it all, every other car on the road seems like Fred Flintstone's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2006

23rd Dec 2006, 01:17

Initial reviewer here: Yup, reading manuals is an ability drivers today has lost. I guess it doesn't only apply to Vauxhall-drivers. Of course, a car's "user interface" today pretty much has to be industry standard, but that kills individuality, something to be regretted and thankfully at least one manufacturer couldn't care less about it. Thank you Citroën!

Reviews are starting to appear in the media. It seems I bought the "Best family car 2006" according to Top Gear Awards. Also Auto Express has the Picasso as number one among MPVs, ahead of S-Max.

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