Citroen C8 Reviews - Page 2 of 4

2003 Citroen C8 SX 2.0 HDi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDi turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carDeLorean DMC-12

Summary:

The biggest load of @***sh***??

Faults:

Practically everything.

The car broke down every 382 miles!! The main dealer had the car back; they nicknamed it The MF!!! We worked it out that the first word was mother!!

The drivers seat was pre-stuffed with old T shirts, because the seat had collapsed at 40K!

The rear washer used to give the kids a shower every time I tried to clean the back window, and the anti-pollution fault light came on so often that you could set your watch by it!

Tyres wore out so quick that I was certain this was done to keep third world countries cash rich! (only bought cheap in the end as Dunlops would only last about 8K miles).

Windows and electric doors opened at will, make sure you have the kids well strapped in or there is real danger you might leave one on a passing motorway lane.

Inbuilt rust, it was if the body suffered from acne!

CD player packed up, warning lights were on at least every other day - biggest bag of sh*** I have ever owned!!

Do not buy this load of rubbish, my wife actually cried with joy when I sold it to some sucker that wanted a mother bus... god bless!!

General Comments:

This is the worst car that has ever graced our roads, makes the TATA look like a Merc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th February, 2010

2006 Citroen C8 LX 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carRenault Grand Espace

Summary:

The C8 is a dangerous vehicle

Faults:

WEnt on holiday with 4 children after picking the car up the day before with delivery mileage only.

The car cut out after 150 miles, doing 60+ MPH, no electronics at all working, no lights absolutely nothing. I managed to coast and get off a fast A road to a stop... Reset itself after 15 minutes - the dealer said take it back ASAP. Fault found = nothing.

Since then at regular periods the Air con/pollen system fails, the CAM sensor turns the car into "limp" mode and it dies without warning.

Contacted a Citroen dealership who refused to touch it as Citroen wasn't paying for any warranty work to take place unless previously approved by Head Office, so any investigative work was not covered

Late one night it died in the middle of a contraflow on the M4, my pregnant wife had to climb a central reservation barrier and be rescued by the Police.

It has since had a new auto gear box installed, CAM sensor changed, and on Tuesday night it went again.

Loss of power etc... RAC diagnostics reads the ECU that gives a fault code of P1336 CAM sensor out of range.

Advice was take it to the dealer to get it checked over - the two local dealers won't touch it - so it's a 50 mile trek to another dealer that hasn't seen the car before!

Plus it's out of warranty now - I will never buy another Citroen as long as I live...

General Comments:

If you want an MPV, don't buy a Citroen, buy any and I mean any other MPV, the C8 is a total and utter pile of rubbish. I don't care if I have to buy another sensible MPV, but this s/crap heap has go to go...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st April, 2009

2003 Citroen C8 Exclusive 2.0 HDi from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDi Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance155500 miles

Summary:

Money pit

Faults:

Brake cylinder after six months.

FAP sensor ongoing fault.

De pollution sensor and then automatic gear box faulty. (we think it's a cause of the CPU) switching the car into fault mode and it only goes at 50mph.

Gaiters cracked.

Turbo changed twice in six months.

General Comments:

This car is a waste of time effort and money.

PLease be very wary about buying one for commercial use.

I am a private hire driver and it has lost me money in the 4 years that I have had it. If it's not in the garage, then I am trying to pick up people from airports on the motorway doing 40-50 mph. Not good service I think you will agree.

I have in no way abused this car, and have taken notice of all the many warning lights that come up.

When I have taken it to the garage, they really don't know what is wrong with it and seem to have it for weeks, and the problem still hasn't been mended.

Do not buy this car! It has made me hate a job I used to enjoy doing!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th September, 2007

22nd Sep 2007, 10:54

Change it for a BMW or a Volvo, something along those lines.

Average review marks: 4.9 / 10, based on 14 reviews