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Citroën Grand C4 Picasso 1.6HDi 16V VTR Plus 5d EGS (2007/57)

Citroën Grand C4 Picasso 1.6HDi 16V VTR Plus 5d EGS (2007/57) - Owner Review

Space and adaptability.

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Review submitted by
David Mccorry on

Citroën Grand C4 Picasso (07-13)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
That I am not cool but have space needs (and a bit skint).

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Nuff said; wife loathes it, dogs loathe it, I tolerate it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Maybe but would def go for manual.

What are you likely to buy next?
1973 Jaguar Convertible XJS....or a van...

Buying experience

4 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?
July 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
I thought so, although it needed some light work down to the suspension and brakes before it was properly roadworthy (so maybe not).

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Space to transport two large dogs without them trashing the upholstery (ie they can both fit in the "boot").

What was the dealer like?
Private sale.

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It's a bit sluggish and the auto version that I have is downright dangerous at times, such as when you are trying to accelerate out if a slow junction and normally you would be in second great going slow then rev it up; with this thing if you go slow it decided to change down a gear from 2to 1 just when you decide to accelerate, so it does nothing, you react by putting on more gas only for it to engage 1st gear and suddenly you are off out of the junction in a massive jolt: nightmare. Gearbox changes are clunky and slow but you can change them quicker using the paddles once you get the hang if when to do so.

What's it like to park?
Takes a bit of getting used to; it's long.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Suspension and brakes.

What's most practical about your car?
Space and adaptability.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Window blinds.

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