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2004 Citroen C8 SX 2.0 HDI from UK and Ireland

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDI Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired16 miles
Most recent distance268143 miles
Previous carRenault Trafic

Summary:

Good value for money!

Faults:

Steering rack replaced under warranty.

Headlight bulbs blow frequently.

Bottom ball joints just replaced.

Drivers seat now showing wear.

General Comments:

I can honestly say this car has been superb, considering the mileage (268,000), which is genuine.

The most annoying thing is the light bulbs blowing.

It averages 37.2 mpg, however most of the mileage is motorway driving.

Just having to have the rear shock absorbers changed, but not bad considering it is a working car carrying passengers and luggage to and from airports.

Can't understand all the moans and groans.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2007

1st Sep 2007, 14:45

How has this mpv reaching 268k in three years?

2003 Citroen C8 Exclusive 2.2 from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 miles
Most recent distance49000 miles
Previous carToyota MR2

Summary:

Poor quality,totally poor build quality

Faults:

Tyre pressure sensors faulty

Door handles peeled (replaced under warranty).

Track rod worn.

Electric doors faulty.

Diesel additive alarm faulty.

General Comments:

The car looked well & comfort level good. However I could not drive more than a few miles without electrical problems. Car build quality very poor and dealers unhelpful. Very very expensive to fix and very unreliable. Very poor for such a new car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th February, 2007

2004 Citroen C8 SX HDI 2.0 HDI from UK and Ireland

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDI Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

It has put me off buying a Citroen ever again!!

Faults:

Rust on engine components.

Rust on rear door hinges.

Rear electric doors open and close on their own!!

Lots of creaks and rattles.

Front passenger seat vibrates at 70mph so much that the tray behind it can't be used without all the objects placed onto it falling off!!

X3 noisy window motors replaced.

X2 Climate control noisy fans replaced.

X2 rear door sensors replaced.

X2 rear door rails replaced due to flakey paint - Known issue with no fix except keep replacing rails until your warranty expires!!

Oil level sensor replaced - still faulty.

Rear door pinch sensors faulty.

Random strange noises when unlocking the car.

Poor fuel economy - Citroen state that 20 - 30 mpg average is acceptable!! brochure states average of 40mpg.

General Comments:

This car is very poorly put together, the fuel economy is terrible, I've had better economy on a Bmw V8!! - I've just got rid of it after my 4yr old sons foot got caught by the rear electric door (pinch sensor didn't work) - luckily he had strong shoes on - dealer keeps saying there is nothing wrong with the doors, but when I asked him to put his arm in to test he wouldn't!! - In the 11 months I owned this car it has spent 6 weeks in the garage!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th October, 2005

14th Nov 2005, 14:18

I've had the same issues too - The top gear survey shows the C8's sister model the 807 as the worst car on sale in Britain - my advice don't buy the C8, the 807 or the fiat version - I bought because of the ncap tests, but those doors should knock off a couple of stars on safety grounds!!

2003 Citroen C8 SX 2.0 HDI from Belgium

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDI Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance91000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Ulysse

Summary:

The MPV which responds the best to my demands, for the moment

Faults:

* rear wires tend to wear not good: outside much quicker than inside - I can only make 50.000km with them - solution of Citroën: first replacement payed by Citroën, second by myself, third by Citroën, and so on...

* several little problems (windscreen washer pump, switch of white rear-lights, switch of board-computer,...) all repaired/replaced satisfactory under warranty - dealer is very fair and doesn't make problems at all - replaced/repaired items stay OK.

General Comments:

* suspension is not quite comfortable on secondary roads, however on the highway it couldn't have been better - ride and handling better than my last car (Fiat Ulysse 2.0 JTD)

* 2.0 16V HDI motor (109 hp) is perfect (although not as quit when cold compared to 2.0 JTD on my Ulysse - which was a 2.0 HDI, too, but without the 16V) - again comfort on the highway couldn't be better - my brother-in-law owns the Peugeot 807 2.2 HDI which is more performant (128 hp), but doesn't like higher revs like my 2.0 HDI does

* sliding doors and fold-able seats (access to third seat row easy!) very practical in daily use

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

Review Date: 24th April, 2005

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