Used Citroën C8 (2003 - 2010) Safety & Reliability

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 27 Nov 2008
3
If you're after a value-packed, large people carrier, then the C8 is worth a look. It's one of the best value around, with a spacious interior, lots of comfort and family friendly features such as sliding side doors.

4 out of 5

Safety

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The C8 hasn't been tested by Euro NCAP, but the identical Peugeot 807 received a maximum five-stars for adult occupant crash safety. All three rows of seats have crash protection thanks to six airbags as standard and SX models and above have electric sliding doors that can be opened from the key fob. Deadlocks, marked parts and window etching should deter thieves.

2 out of 5

Reliability

We've heard of numerous faults with the C8. Although none are major problems they are faults nonetheless including numerous electrical and sensor issues which result in cars repeatedly returning to dealerships for work. If you're buying used be aware if the car is out of warranty as these can be expensive and time consuming to repair.

Car check problem points

Body

The trim on the tailgate can regularly fall off.

Engine/Gearbox

No problems reported.

Other

Look for electrical faults and warning lights on the dashboard.