Used Citroën Grand C4 Picasso (2014 - 2018) Buying & Selling

Review by Keith Jones on
Last Updated: 24 Jan 2014
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Like its five-seater sibling, the latest Citroen Grand C4 Picasso is a distinctive entrant in the people carrier market. Still with seven seats, the Grand follows the C4 Picasso styling themes with a concept car-like front design, but with added distinguishing features like a contrasting ‘frame’ around the side windows and horseshoe-shaped tail lights.

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Buying used

Most Citroen Grand C4 Picassos will be used as family cars, so it won’t be unusual for the rear two rows of seats and the boot space in particular to have suffered a hard life.

Check all five rear seats slide and fold as they should and that all the electrical equipment, especially the large touchscreens in the dashboard, work exactly as they should.

Many of the wheel designs look great too but could be prone to kerb damage, particularly if the Picasso you’re considering is a veteran of the school run. Typically alloy wheels can be repaired for between £50 and £100 each, so consider this when negotiating.

Thoroughly test drive any car you’re considering on roads you’re familiar with wherever possible. On the Grand C4 Picasso in particular, look out for smoky exhausts, noisy suspension and jerky gear changes from the ETG transmission – all could prove costly to fix.

You can always get a Parkers Car History Check which will reveal if the car has any hidden secrets or outstanding finance you should be aware of.

See 460 used Citroën Grand C4 Picassos for sale, starting at £5,695

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Selling

Seven-seater people carriers are very popular, not just with large families but smaller ones too where a large boot and occasional carrying of additional passengers is required.

With expected sales of 14,000 units in its first year and the previous generation’s history too, the new model is likely to be popular so used buyers will have a wide range to choose from.

Exclusive trims and options that make the car easier to live with are bound to be popular on the used market as they’ll offer great value for money but ensure all the equipment works as it should.

As many will have been bought to transport families around ensure the interior trim is kept as clean as possible to avoid unsightly stains when it comes to resale. A thorough valeting every year could prove to be money well spent.

Diesels are expected to make up 90 percent of sales so don’t be surprised if buyers try to negotiate downwards if you’re selling a petrol-engined version.

Ensure you maintain a full service history for your Citroen Grand C4 Picasso and keep all the paperwork in order.