2008 Citroen Dispatch HDI 1.6 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Average quality


Oil cooler pipe fell off 2 weeks into owning it; luckily sorted under the warranty.

Fuel pump seized and took out the cam belt and valve guides. That cost £2200.00. This happened just 8 weeks after a main service.

General Comments:

After having the earlier model Dispatch, I thought I might treat myself to something more modern.

The engine is underpowered for a 1.6; to be fair it is to be expected. Buy a 1.9 if you want one of these.

Comfy enough, though I think the seats are too soft and the fabric wears fast on the edges getting in and out all the time.

The van feels lightweight and flimsy compared to the older model.

Fuel consumption is not too good for a modern engine.

Drives like a car and handles OK.

Go for one with a warranty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th June, 2013

12th Apr 2015, 20:12

I wouldn't buy one either again; nothing but trouble since day one. I use it as a taxi.

2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9 from UK and Ireland




Side door handle broke, oil change light started popping on!

General Comments:

The car is great on diesel! I'm getting 120 miles for £20.

Very nippy and great on the motorway.

Never liked Citroen, but after this I'm going to upgrade to a newer Dispatch.

Lots of room; can fit a fridge freezer, double beds, 7ft dining table.

Steering and brakes are excellent.

Plenty of storage places.

All doors open brilliantly, and all lock, unlike some vans.

Overall, a cheap van, which has plenty of room!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2012

2009 Citroen Dispatch turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand




- 40000kms, all new brake rotors and pads all round, $2000.

- 60000kms, new front CV joints, cost $3000.

- Average service cost $700.

- Dealer wanted to replace wiper blades at 40000 for a cost of $250.

- 90000kms new clutch, cost $1600.

- Nothing is covered by warranty, as they are wear and tear items. Unfortunately the van cannot take any wear & tear.

General Comments:

- Engine, power & economy are very good

- Central locking system is a pain in the butt when you are in and out of the car

- These are very well thought out delivery vehicles, but the reliability is terrible for a commercial vehicle, and the cost of parts in Australia is a joke.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th December, 2010

9th Dec 2010, 07:51

Your dealer is ripping you off. The wiper's price in France is about $35.

27th Mar 2012, 03:43

We have a 2009 Citroen Dispatch. Nothing but trouble.

Electronic windows repaired twice, brakes recalled, power steering went - dealer claimed it got wet and rusted, we had to pay a $2685.00 to repair.

Both headlights blew at the same time, globes replaced 4 times, clutch plays up, fuel pump replaced, turbo gone twice, complete fuel lines replaced from tank to engine. On the road for 2 days in the past 5 weeks for this, even though they had a diesel specialist state there was nothing wrong with fuel pump.

This car is a nightmare. We have paid out $2500.00 for hire car to keep our business running. Tried to trade the car and was offered $7000.00. Dealer not willing to replace or refund, so in the process of seeking legal advice. Any one with similar problems, please let us know, as we have found several in the UK.

30th Jan 2013, 03:00

My friend sign wrote his van with all faults; three fly wheels in 6 months etc, and parked it at the main dealers... Within 1 week they gave him a full refund.

Try it, I'm sure it'll push them to help a bit more.

20th May 2013, 06:39

Had similar problems. Worn brake pads, no warning, cost of new discs + pads, 20,000 miles, not picked up in service.

New clutch at 40,000 miles, shaft was dry, very little grease applied in factory noted by repairer. Had it from new, and had never gone through an MOT without cost of some sort.

Not impressed. Warranty? What warranty?

Air bags failed to go of in a bad accident. Anyone else had this problem?

28th Feb 2018, 13:15

Those are rip off prices. I could replace all the brakes for around £200 excluding labour. Windscreen wiper how much? Can't you fit one yourself?