Used Citroën C4 Hatchback (2004 - 2010) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 30 Jul 2008
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The C4 hatchback was the first car to show that Citroën had rediscovered its flair for innovative design. The successor to the dull Xsara, the C4 is unmistakable - both inside and out thanks to some unique design features.
Citroën C4 Hatchback (04-10)
Unique styling inside and out, well equipped, comfortable, innovative features
Low rent interior, slack gearchange, there are much better rivals for the same money

New price range:

£11,991 - £20,120

Used price range:

£225 - £2,527

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

The C4 hatchback was the first car to show that Citroën had rediscovered its flair for innovative design. The successor to the dull Xsara, the C4 is unmistakable - both inside and out thanks to some unique design features. Like most Citroën's it is very comfortable and soaks up bumps well, but unfortunately the C4 is let down in some key areas. The quality of the interior is poor and it doesn't feel particularly well put together, while the over-assisted steering and vague gearbox mean it's not rewarding to drive.

It's full of innovation though with touches like a built-in air freshener, laminated glass and an unusual fixed hub steering wheel. In September 2008 it was facelifted with a new bonnet and headlights, echoing the style of the 2008 C5, while the interior was also improved.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

2 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

4.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4.5 out of 5

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