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Citroën Grand C4 Picasso 1.6HDi 16V VTR Plus 5d EGS (2007/56)

Citroën Grand C4 Picasso 1.6HDi 16V VTR Plus 5d EGS (2007/56) - Owner Review

* Plenty of storage compartments. * versatility of space management: seat up down/split forward/back.

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Review submitted by
Ian Clydesdale on

Citroën Grand C4 Picasso (07-13)


1 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not much, but from the outside to other raod users...is he drunk?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They dont....

Would you buy this car again and why?

What are you likely to buy next?
Anything that deosnt risk the safty of my family like this 'Citroen C4 Grand Picasso VTR Plus HDI 1.6v' does.

Buying experience

1 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
September 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
Purchased from Arnold Clark St Helens which is a Renault main dealer, saw the car on the internet and was brought down from Scotland. The price was good for how it was advertised..read on!

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Parker review, for fuel econemy, space and versatility. Family of 4 and used for tent camping s.

What was the dealer like?
Purchased from Arnold Clarke St Helens, Merseyside - Friendly salesman at first but later found to be 'misleading' Classic "we've had your money, we're not interested anymore"...

Driving it

1 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
EGS model is horrendous at overtaking/roundabouts: pulling onto a roundabout it'll drop down from 3rd to 1st! whipping you forward/back..pretty scary when you've got an Arctic coming round at you. It happens on straights and motorways too, go to overtake, in 3rd or 4th, level with the vehicle your overtaking oncoming traffic, it'll down to 3rd,then 2nd almost instantly! You've got to drive like your taking it for a walk,never overtake, make sure the roundabout is completely empty (just ignore the angry people beeping behind you).

What's it like to park?
Fine I have parking sensors.

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Plenty, * Bearing failed * uneven rapid brake wear due loose fitting that hold the pads in place. * Depolution warning sign comes on off all the time. Citroen do not know what the problem is (!) * constant and excessive vibrations through the steering wheel, despite have laser realignment carried out at cost. * And most costly, the whole unit had to be replaced under agreement with Citroen (however Arnold Clarke replaced it it a reconditioned unit not a new one) now this one is starting to go the same way too.....

What's most practical about your car?
* Plenty of storage compartments. * versatility of space management: seat up down/split forward/back.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
* Parking sensors * Rear window opening (on hydraulic arms) option other than full boot. * Side and rear pull up curtains. * front central Cooler Box * Rear plug socket * All round electric windows.

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