This is the first diesel I have owned and am extremely impressed with its performance, ride and lack of noise. The car is extremely comfortable and spacious for its class. I do have some minor niggles to report: the visibility of extremities is difficult to judge; sometimes the wipers seem noisy and recently we had a problem with the immobiliser in a multi-storey car park. The car wouldn't start despite removing and replacing key several times. RAC called - and as soon as RAC man removed and inserted the key the car started! Well it was Christmas. He said there might be problems due to a nearby police transmitter interfering with the immobiliser system. Fuel economy is great for what is a pretty large car and the extras and accessories which come as standard are remarkable. I have the full scale satellite navigation which is excellent as long as no-one's put in a new one-way system since the CD which supplies the maps was made.
I bought the car pre-owned by Citroen which knocked around £5,000 off list. Overall I am impressed.
As mentioned above the 2.0 HDI diesel unit is excellent. I wouldn't know I wasn't driving a petrol fuelled car except perhaps where high rev torque is involved where I think the diesel is superior! And fuel consumption of over 40mpg for a car this size is impressive - and I'm not a slow driver. If I was I think I'd probably get over 45.
5th Apr 2003, 20:02
Get rid of it before it kills you!!!