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Bought with the head not the heart
CITROEN C4 1.6 VTi VTR+ 5dr (Review date: 9th April '13)
The C4 may not have been my first choice but the deal was the clincher. I got the car with a 26% discount and a fair p/x deal. Add 4 years 0% finance and 3 years free servicing and it was too good to walk away from
In VTR+ trim I have evry gadget and driving aid I want and need. I was even pleasantly surprised to find the car had a DAB radio.
Overall the car appears to be well screwed together with only a few areas of Gallic flimsiness: The bumpers are very flexy and the chrome trim caps do not appear to be very robust. Minor gripes which should not give cause for concern.
The engine is very smooth and the economy is matching Citroens claims. That makes a change!
I am very impressed with the ride and overall refinement and cannot fault the handling when driven normally. Reviewers seem to be fixated with sports car handling but the Citroen is perfectly adequate for us ordinary mortals!
There is a edgree of transmission whine, most noticeable under slight load in 4th gear around 30 mph. I have had this checked and apparently this is a trait of the car and is more noticeable due to the quietness of the engine!
The big boot is a major bonus but it does eat into the rear seat space. Not enough to cause major discomfort as there is still room for a 6ft 2in passenger to sit behind the driver of the same height..
I would recommend a C4 to anyone looking for a medium size hatchback but only if they get a good deal to mitigate against depreciation.
CITROEN C4 1.6 HDi  VTR+ 5dr (Review date: 17th January '13)
I have this C4 as a company car and have to admit i would probably not have purchased one with my own money. However 16 months on and i have been really happy with it. Other than one visit back to Citroen with failed ABS, Cruise Control and Anti Roll Back which was repaired under warranty (at approx 6000 miles) the car has not missed a beat. It is extremely comfortable on long journeys which is good as i do over 30000 miles a year. On the motorway it is extremely quiet and cruises effortlessly at the speed limit with the engine barely doing 2000rpm in 6th gear. Fuel consumption on a run is around 60mpg. If you stick to 55-60mph you will see over 70mpg. In town it is still good and i very rarely see less than 50mpg. Rear leg room is ok and boot space is excellent for a car in this class.
I find the equipment levels good and the blue tooth phone system is great for me. Other features are air con, cruise control, wheel mounted stereo controls, you can even dim the dash lights from the steering wheel. I even like the look of the car, particularly the front which has an aggressive but stylish look. All in all Citroen appear to have improved things considerably and the C4 is a good all rounder.
Excellent mix of economy, practicality and performance
CITROEN C4 1.6 e-HDi  Airdream VTR+ 5dr EGS6 (Review date: 6th June '12)
I recently purchased this car, just one year old and with 3,000 miles on the odometer, for only £11,400. The original price was aorund £20,000, so I was pleased with the savings. So far the car has performed flawlessly. Reliability has been perfect and fuel economy has proved to be extremely good - the average has been 60mpg from a mix of urban and non-urban driving, and on a recent 20 mile motorway stretch this increased to an astonishing 74mpg. Obviously if you drive mainly in a city you will not achieve these figures - but this is not a 'city' car. Tax is only £20 a year for me (the most recent versionof the VTR+ offers zero tax), so running costs are very modest. The cabin is spacious and comfortable, though the seats are rather firm and the steering wheel rather too large for my taste. The 108bhp engine is surprisingly powerful and the high torque ensures smooth, effortless driving. For a medium sized car, the C4 offers excellent value for money if purchased as a nearly new second hand model - I would recommend it for anyone who needs a mix of economy, practicality and performance.
FURTHER FOR LESS
CITROEN C4 1.6 e-HDi  Airdream VTR+ 5dr EGS6 (Review date: 24th March '12)
FACED WITH A DOUBLE RETURN JOURNEY FROM YORK TO COVENTRY,OVER MOST WEEKENDS-600 MILES.- THE C4 HAS REALLY AMAZED. SETTING THE CRUISE CONTROL AT 62 MPH ON THE A1 AND 72 MPH ON THE MI, I 'M REWARDED WITH 68 MPG .THIS IMPROVES TO 78 MPG DURING 50 MPH RESTRICTIONS. SO FAR NOT A SPOT OF TROUBLE IN 10,000 MILES,THOUGH THE MPG WASN'T THIS GOOD FROM NEW AND DROPS TO 58 MPG IN YORKS SUBURBS. THE BLUE TOOTH IS MEGA AS IS THE C4 IN GENERAL. BEFORE GETTING THE C4 I HIRED OUT MUCH OF THE COMPETITION.I E. THE GOLF,VOLVO,ASTRA,OCTAVIA,KIA CEED,VECTRA AND 308.NOTHING MATCHED UP TO THE C4,THOUGH THE 308 AND GOLF WERE RUNNERS UP.
WITH A NEW PRICE TAG OF ALMOST £20,000,A 6 MONTH OLD C4 CAN BE FOUND FOR £12,000, WITH 30 MONTHS CITROEN COVER..GIVE IT A ONCE OVER, IT'S A WINNER...
Citroen C4 Exclusive - A Pleasure to Own and Drive!
CITROEN C4 1.6 e-HDi  Airdream Exclusive 5dr EGS6 (Review date: 19th January '12)
I have now had my C4 9 months and other than a tyre pressure sensor needing reseting it has been faultless, unlike my Mini Clubman I had the 3 years previous, the garage had it more than me the first year!! It was great after that though.
I choose the C4 over the Audi A3, Afla Giulietta, Golf, etc because I like the look of the C4, plus the ease of ordering a car with everything on it i wanted. German cars are the worst for this, the Giulietta wasn't quite as bad, but i found the radio and other controls not very user friendly when i drove one.
To drive, the C4 is very comfortable, I do a lot of 3 hour journeys and doing this without a break is not a problem. My Mini had the same 1.6D engine fitted so I was used to its characteristics, the C4 is a bit larger and heavier so it is not quite as quick, the economy is also not quite as good (as you'd expect), averaging about 50mpg compared to the Mini's 55mpg. The C4 has the Auto (EGS) gearbox which is a pleasure around town, the gearshift is smoother than many of this type, but not as good as the VW/ Skoda DSG gearboxes.
Interior space is good, plenty of room for 5 adults, although maybe not on the 3 hour journey mentioned above! The boot space is also good, just this morning I had 5 rubble bags of bricks in there.
I have a towbar fitted, this i use for towing a boat, which it does without struggling at all.
All in all, probably the best everyday car i've had in my 22 years of driving!!
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CITROEN C4 1.6 VTi VTR+ 5dr Auto (Review date: 18th January '12)
I had a Ciroen C3 Auto and wanted a slightly bigger car. After checking several other makes the Citroen C4 was the best chose as it very comfortable and responsive to drive. The petrol auto averages 40 mpg, which is more than the C3 did. The standard of equipment is very good and includes bluetooth.
Seating is comfortable with a reasonable amount of leg room in the rear.
My grip with the Citroen's is the rear seats, they don't fold flat to the floor which reduces the amount that can be placed in the boot area. Also, a silly grip, but the seat belts return rapidly, which means that the piller cover gets damaged if care is not taken when removing the seat belt.
A spare wheel would be good as it is an optional extra from new.