2008 Citroen C8 2.0 petrol from Czech Republic


It's a tiny bus, it will grow on you


Paint peels off front quarter + rocker panels, nothing major, easy fixable, won't corrode as the panels are plastic.

The foam filling inside seats is slowly disintegrating, you get yellow dust under and around the seats. The car is underpowered and thirsty (24 mpg or 9.8 l/100km - city, 31 mpg or 7.5 l/100km - long distance.)

150000 hard brake lines needed attention as well as hand brake lines were changed.

175000 the A/C clutch died, but easy fix.

General Comments:

Super reliable, will work forever, will take you anywhere as long as you and other 4 people with 2 washing machines in the boot are not in the hurry. It's a little bus and it behaves like one. All seats are removable and the floor is flat, thus you have a true MPV, van, people carrier, you can as well sleep in it. They should have put some better engine in it.

I love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2023

2006 Citroen C8 SX HDI 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Overpriced, probably should have looked at the Kia


Car cut out today 26/03/2013

Engine stopped. "Immobiliser Fault" came up on the display.

Fuel & oil lights are on permanently.

Ignition switches itself off after a few minutes.

The AA man could not get the car to respond to his OBD computer.

General Comments:

Up until recently the car has been reasonably reliable!

It is a bit cumbersome, slow & fuel hungry.

However my wife took the car out to Lakeside Shopping Centre today with our daughter, & on the way out of the car park, it just cut out.

She rang me & said "immobilizer fault" came up on the display & the oil light & the fuel light are on permanently, although the tank is full.

The engine turns over, but won't start.

The ignition lights initially come on, then go off after a minute or so.

The AA recovery chap connected it up to his OBD, & his computer would not connect to the car. So he tested his OBD on another car & it worked fine, so he was unable to diagnose the problem.

He did say that when he squirted fuel into the engine, it tried to start, so it could be the fuel pump, but this doesn't explain the miscellaneous electrical problems.

So currently sitting outside my house whilst I decide whether its worth having Citroen look at it or not.

Although I am disappointed that this has happened, I have to accept that the car has given me up to now 6 & a half years trouble free motoring.

I have had the occasional air bag warning light come on, but it tends to be a very occasional fault.

I haven't had the cam belt changed yet; will probably have to get that done as well, after reading everyone else's problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th March, 2013

27th Mar 2013, 19:43

Wow, what a total shed! Steer clear of the dealer and go to a specialist.

I would not touch a French car with a 30 foot bargepole.

2003 Citroen C8 LX 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland




Water pump replaced.

Clutch went.

Alternator went.

General Comments:

I have owned four Citroens in the last 10 years.

The C8 is the worst car I have ever owned.

The tyres are going on the shoulders, sensors are constantly going off, front seat is falling apart, and the handles are flaking.

I have only owned it for 10 months, and it's cost me nearly 2 grand in repairs and numerous headaches.

I have still got 2 years left on the finance. I'm worried it's not going to last that long.

I am going to run it into the ground, and then get rid. I will never buy a Citroen again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th March, 2012

2003 Citroen C8 from UK and Ireland


Just the same as the rest, if maintained


Rear doors not opening with handle (non electric). Elastic band fixed that. £0.10.

Alternator at 73000, £110.

Drivers door switches replaced at 70000, £35.

Handbrake seized off at 70000. Don't use it much anyway.

General Comments:

Ignore Citroen's 100,000 mile timing belt rule. Fiat say (remember it is the same engine) 60,000 or 5 years, which ever comes first. Apply this rule and all reported belt failures wouldn't have happened. Hope mine doesn't go tomorrow LOL.

Great car overall.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2011