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CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO People Carrier 2007‑2013
80 owner reviews for CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO People Carrier 2007‑2013
Does what it is made for
CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6HDi 16V LX 5dr (Review date: 17th February '14)
I am the second owner of the car with current mileage 100k, bought it a year ago withe 85k on the clock. Did not visit repair shop once. I saw from the owner book that gearbox had been repaired on 70k, but i dont see any problems myself. For style and practicality it's the best. Fuel efficient. Noisy on high speeds, does not like corners nor horizontal chalenges when it moves from side to side quite nasty, can wake the kid up no problem. Suspension could be better overall and i hear the new mpdel suffers the same problems.
Best family car
CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6HDi 16V VTR Plus 5dr (Review date: 14th January '14)
It's bigger than a Touran. Beautiful driving experience because of the panoramic windscreen. Comfortable for all. We have traveled to Spain several times and had a fantastic ride. Cheap on fuel. It feels very safe in fast European motorway. If you put winter tyres it cruises over the snow, leaving behind all the normal cars, even though it is not a ###. Kids love it. Only issue: a bit noisy when cold and light bulbs break more frequently than in others.
CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 2.0HDi 16V Exclusive 5dr EGS (Review date: 3rd December '13)
Bought from Evans Halshaw was 2 years old had done 11k.Very pleased with the vehicle at first an brill for motorways , and family trips very luxurious,and a wonderful comfy ride..however...New water pump within 3 months! Luckily it didn't cost me!. And has been a real pleasure for the next 2 years but its just done only 38k,its 5 years old, and im afraid its reverted to type for this model, the air suspension is kaput,big money to fix and Citroen wont accept any design or manufacture responsibility, and it would appear many many other Exclusive models suffer the same fate,many with less mileage than mine, i could not possibly afford the Citroen repair,(est Â£1400!!) so I have opted for the coil spring refit, Â£240 ,(Eurocarcare, Derby )and I am fortunate i was able to have fitted the kit myself.(fairly easy with spring compressors.. I believe the new C4 is fitted with coil springs once again, well I wonder why that is!!!
So all in all beware of the Exclusive model if your buying one..check out its suspension history!!
Good Value for Money
CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6HDi 16V VTR Plus 5dr EGS (Review date: 7th September '13)
I am basically a 4x4 fan. However, bought this last year with 14000 miles on it. It has really been a great experience. Never had to open the bonnet other than filling in of windscreen cleaning solution in complete 12 months. It remained switched off for over two weeks when I was out of country but never took more than half a self to come to life.
I took a rather flying trip on it to the Continent Europe fully packed with 7 passengers and luggage, travelling for over 4000 miles in just about two weeks. And I couldn't have asked for more from this car. I touched 112 miles on German Autobahns with no difficulty or driving discomfort. Traversed through 6 countries, without any maintenance issue at all.
The rear two seats are slightly crampy but still offer foot-space that most others don't. My children actually competed to occupy rear seats instead of the middle row.
The only downside that I find is slightly cheap material used for interior fixtures and seats.
CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6HDi 16V VTR Plus 5dr EGS (Review date: 31st July '13)
An amazing addition to our family.
Great design with very well thought out interior.
FRUGAL FRUGAL FRUGAL
Not just an upgrade to the family, but also an upgrade to life!!!
We were pleasantly surprised that something so great could fit our finances. It is worth every penny.
Only drawback is that 1 of the belts in the engine is making a squeaky noise when driving. Not load, but noticeable.
Great - when it's working properly
CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6HDi 16V Exclusive 5dr EGS (Review date: 2nd July '13)
We had our C4 GP for just over 1.5 years. On day 1 from picking it up from the dealers it was obvious that the headlights were stuck on. So, at just 20k miles and 3 years old, the main Comms 2000 module was replaced. A few months later, the rear air suspension failed and needed new rubber bags.
This was under the approved used warranty, so that was fine. We enjoyed the huge boot, the spacious, well thought out interior, and the smooth (as long as you drive slowly) EGS gearbox. The handling was a little too roly-poly, resulting in a couple of sometimes car sick kids.
There was some great touches too. Laminated side windows really helped keep out noise and the clever use of interior lighting really made the car feel special.
Although definitely powerful enough for the car, the 1.6 HDI engine wasn't as economical as we'd hoped, rarely doing better than 40-45 mpg.
We had some minor problems with water getting trapped. Once, under the bonnet there was a great lake, fixed by unblocking a drain. A similar problem in a door was never quite cleared.
More recently, the reliability had become more of an issue as we approached 40,000 miles:
- The radiator fan failed (very noisily)
- The rear boot switch fell apart
- The injectors started leaking past the seals
- The rear suspension started leaking, again
- The EGS box juddered badly when cold and shunted worryingly when going quicker than normal
- One of the one touch electric windows stopped working
So, it was time to get rid before the bills really started to add up. Shame, as it was really good when it was working OK.
Load of rubbish!!!!!
CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6HDi 16V SX 5dr (Review date: 13th June '13)
Worst car I have ever bought and so sorry I purchased this.
Paid 9000 for car In April 2011, in January 2012 had to pay out 1200 as car just died on me. Had it towed to local Citroen dealer. Engine management fault.
MOT in April 2012 a further 200 because of broken boot.
September 2012 another 1800 as turbo has now gone.
Wish I had bought Focus S-Max
Best people carrier on the market.
CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6 e-HDi Airdream VTR+ 5dr EGS6 (Review date: 15th December '12)
I am a petrol head and BMW daft, as you can guess i wanted an X5 but the boss had the final say! and believe it or not im glad she did.
only had this car for about 8 months now and its great, puts the wife's old Zafira to shame, if you are in the hunt for a people carrier then this is what you want ! honestly i cant fault a thing, and will be looking to trading in for another one in 4 years time :)
great all round veicle
CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 2.0HDi 16V VTR Plus 5dr EGS (Review date: 28th September '12)
I have had my Citroen for about 5 months and up to now it has been brilliant, it pulls my caravan with ease and does about 28 mpg without the caravan 48mpg, i am careful with the accelerator. the interior is more than roomy with plenty of gadgets and a very comfortable ride all round I think this car could not be better, well done to the French.
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso - Functional Family Transport
CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6HDi 16V VTR Plus 5dr (Review date: 2nd March '12)
Compared with the other 'big names' in the MPV world, Citroen’s Grand C4 was the cheapest option we found for an ex-demo 7 seater people carrier, and it's delivered reliable daily family motoring for the last 30 months. It's safe, practical, economic, spacious and overall adaptable. The extra rear seats work well for small children only but fold flat to provide a generous boot space. With the middle row also folded flat, we’ve really moved some bulky cargo.
The budget plastics in the hard wearing areas were to be expected for the price, especially compared with the fitments in the VW Touran or Ford S Max for example. However, that helps ensure quality where it counts - the refined seating and neat control layout on the multi-functional steering wheel make for a comfortable drive. Clever storage solutions abound throughout the vehicle - in the dash, foot wells and doors.
For a larger car, the Grand C4 is sprightly and especially stable in the corners. The 1.6L HDi engine pulls with surprising ease and quietness. While most vehicle manufacturer's fuel consumption claims are ambitious, we're reasonably pleased with the average 44MPG we achieve on a mix of daily urban school run and motorway commute.
A nearly new car shouldn't present mechanical issues, and the Grand C4 hasn't but the electrical niggles famed in French manufactured vehicles have meant repeated trips to Halfords to buy light bulbs and fuses.
Overall, the Grand C4 has met each challenge we've needed it for - from ensuring the daily school run is complete on time, to a fully laden family camping run to the south of France and a beyond-all-reasonable-expectations IKEA run collecting two complete children’s bedroom suites in one go - it’s never let us down!
We would consider buying another Grand C4, but will go for the semi-auto flappy paddle’ six gear version next time which offers better fuel consumption and ease of driving. The biggest disappointment is the residual - it's lost half its value in just under 3 years...sacrebleu!