I agree Economy Mode is a major pain. No other manufacturers inflict it on their customers, so why do Citroën still insist upon it?
I find it especially annoying when you try to do something like close an electric window, or use the power fold mirrors. Why do I have to turn the engine on to do that?
I wish it were also possible to adjust the delay timings on the interior lights. Other manufacturers seem to give you 5-10 minutes before they switch off automatically. Citroën give you about 30-60 seconds, if that. It should be user configurable, after all, it is my battery is it not?
Yeah, ECO mode is a pain on my 2011 C3 Exclusive as well, but on my brother's 2010 C4 Picasso 2.0HDi EGS VTR+, it doesn't kick in for about 30 minutes, which is great.
I read your comment about the hand controls. I drive with them, and so does my brother. Mine has the indicator switch on, which meant the indicator stalk had to be taken off the car and sent away for it to be programmed, so obviously the previous Motability customer who had your Picasso had the same thing done. Now my brother hasn't the indicator switch, so there wouldn't be any electrical issues involved for whoever has his Picasso after him.
That makes sense. I wonder whether the dealers know this or not? Perhaps they hope the next owner won't notice, so the programming won't have to be changed back?
Latest update: just going for its annual service with nearly 32k miles on now. No further problems to report so far. Economy seems to hover around the 40-45 MPG mark.
Came back from service and needs front brake pads doing. Not too bad at 31k.
Forgot to mention minor annoyances...
Water pooling up in one of the back doors - it spills out when the door opens - which suggests the door seal is blocking the drain hole, but it looks fine, and is the same as the other side, which doesn't have a problem.
Also had a blocked drain under the wheel arches that I had to clear out, and a few annoying rattles from around the dash when the sun is shining!
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