2002 Citroen Picasso SX 2.0 HDI from UK and Ireland
The Citroen Picasso provides versatile, comfortable value for money motoring for the family
The vast expanses of glass regularly mist up requiring use of air conditioning.
The brakes screech when applied whilst reversing (this is something that I noticed on the dealer's demonstrator too).
There has been an annoying squeak and rattle which I eventually identified as coming from the underside of the drivers seat. This was cured with the insertion of some additional foam between the fabric of the seat and springs.
Very occasionaly the vehicle refuses to start first time - often when the engine is warm.
On the whole I am delighted with the car.
It is very comfortable on long journeys.
It returns approximately 45mpg over mixed driving conditions.
The vehicle is incredibly practical with versatile luggage space through complete removal of any combination of rear seats.
The interior plastics are too pale and hard - showing every scratch.
The dashboard causes distracting reflections on the huge windscreen.
To convert the headlights for continental driving requires the purchase of stone-chip deflectors at £45!
I bought the coat-hangers that attach to the front headrests, however they are a poor design and interfere with the operation of the tray tables so beloved by my children.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 12th November, 2002
Beam deflectors for driving on the continent can be purchased from any motor accessory dealer for about £5 or £6. The stone chip protectors with beam deflectors are the only solution from a Citroen dealer - as always the dealers are out to get as much of your money as possible.
On Pleasure Motoring of around 200 miles, including some Motorway, I regularly get between 55 & 58 m.p.g. (2.0 Diesel). An exceptionally versatile, spacious & comfortable vehicle. Bad points; dash reflection and poor footwell heating in winter. Can Citroen improve it? yes, install Sat Nav. and variable int.wipe.
I have a 2002 (52) 1.6 sx, only faults I can find are poor foot-well heating, dashboard reflections and having to use the air-con to stop the glass misting up. fuel consumption is brilliant, two trips to Scotland last year and I managed 51mpg at motorway speeds, mate of mine also gets 50mpg plus.