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CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO People Carrier 2007‑2013
73 owner reviews for CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO People Carrier 2007‑2013
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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!
Great car - if it worked
CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6HDi 16V VTR Plus 5dr (Review date: 14th February '12)
2008 car bought in 2010 with around 16k miles. In less than 2 years it arrived home on the back of a recovery truck three times - and limped into the dealer four more times, all with engine management issues. The main fuse box had to be replaced, both fog light lenses came loose, the front windscreen washers failed on three separate occasions and finally the nearside wiper started parking itself at the side of the screen - and staying there.
At that point we gave up and bought a Qashqai.
It's a real shame because the Picasso is a very practical, comfortable car and nice to drive too. I did think the rate of tyre wear seemed quite high, and some of the trim seemed quite fragile - the plastic was easily scratched and some of the switchgear was wearing - but they were minor niggles: If it hadn't been for the comical unreliability we'd have been delighted with it.
NOT so grand picasso
CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 2.0HDi 16V Exclusive 5dr EGS (Review date: 13th February '12)
bought secondhand from dealer 29,000 miles on clock. i thought this car would be a good buy after reading many good reviews on here, but i was so wrong. the wife has done less than 3,000miles now and its been in the dealers as much as its been at home.
continuous problems with the egs gear box. the car doesnt know what gear to select and jump up and down the gears,
slow driving in traffic can be a nightmare, all it does is keep jerking forward and then stopping, its also the same when you try and reverse park.
its the worst auto car i ever driven, first and last citroen i will buy.
wasted so much of my money and time on this car, so dont waste yours.
the manual might be ok?
CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6 HDi VTR+ 5dr EGS6 (Review date: 8th February '12)
Just purchased my C4 Grand Picasso 1.6 HDi EGS exchanging it for my Ford Cmax Titanium. Mine has extras such as the Comfort Plus Pack,Parking Pack and Boot Pack so is much upspeced from the standard VTR +.
Great to drive with the EGS box and comfortable to. Pleased with the running costs compared to the petrol CMAx. The panoramic windscreen really lets in the light and gives the whole care that open air feeling,and those storage areas wow, really great.
Plenty of room in the boot for the golf gear and easy to load and unload.
Looking forward to many yaers of enjoyable motoring.
Well worth it!
CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6 HDi Exclusive 5dr EGS6 (Review date: 27th January '12)
Had to part with a reliable BMW that was twice as powerful, super smooth and great looking. But we needed something to fit in more people and a dog, plus the BMW wasnt very roomy or practical. So went for this as they seem to depreciate massively.
Had it for 1 month - I am so impressed, it may not have the power of the BMW but it beats the BMW in every other way - space, practicality, ride, economy, gadgets. It looks good for a van with windows and I love the ride high feel. The auto is a bit slow to change up, but then Im not in it to drive fast with a family and mutt on board so its fine. It has no problem overtaking which for a 1.6D is amazing.
Plus I love the fridge where the gearstick should be! This ones a keeper.
Really comfortable and fun!
CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 2.0HDi 16V VTR Plus 5dr EGS (Review date: 20th January '12)
The car is great to drive. It is relaxing for long journeys in cruise control but great fun when you slip it into manual and use the paddles on the steering wheel. The seats are comfortable and there is plenty of room. Flipping up the rear seats for the kids friends is a doddle.
The only con I can think of it can be hard to park as spaces are getting smaller and cars are getting bigger.
Terrible reliability mars well thought out family car
CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6HDi 16V VTR Plus 5dr (Review date: 19th January '12)
I bought the car as it looked great for families and was far cheaper than the Ford S-Max which was the other car I was interested in. We had a previous model Picasso which ran really well.
It is a great car for kids, lots of thoughtful design touches such as the sun visors that push right back to create a feeling of space.
Handling is as you would expect from a Citroen, very soft with mushy steering. Fine if you take it gently.
The 1.6TDI is fine in a narrow rev band but a bit sluggish either side of that.
However I would recommend that nobody buys one of these because the reliability has been terrible and the dealer support very poor. The car was bought second hand from a dealer with 22,000 miles and at 30,000 the clutch failed. Citroen paid £500 towards the £1,250 cost of replacement. The boot catch failed, there was a problem with the engine management system and at 40,000 miles the clutch started to feel wrong again.
A citroen engineer said that the clutch wasn't as it should be but the garage still wanted us to pay £1,250 for a clutch replacement so that they could see if it was faulty and then refund if it was.
We have just sold the car and bought a Ford Galaxy.