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CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO People Carrier 2007‑2013

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Citroen Grand C4 Picasso MPV

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pablopicassosowner

CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6HDi 16V VTR Plus 5dr (Review date: 14th March '14)

4.8

Had this car about a month now, very pleased so far. Use it to deliver parcels, so mostly urban driving but getting good fuel economy considering I'm not exactly a slow driver! Loads of room for my 6ft 5 frame, and my 6ft 3 son can sit behind me with no trouble as well. excellent storage space with loads of options. my 13 year old daughter has travelled in the back in the 3rd row seats with no problems. good turning circle, no blind spots, happy all round. Only black spot is after sales from garage, as stated elsewhere on this site it's poor.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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bojan

Does what it is made for

CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6HDi 16V LX 5dr (Review date: 17th February '14)

4.5

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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toni6

Best family car

CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6HDi 16V VTR Plus 5dr (Review date: 14th January '14)

4.5

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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radford

Radfordio

CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 2.0HDi 16V Exclusive 5dr EGS (Review date: 3rd December '13)

3.5

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 £1400!!) so I have opted for the coil spring refit, £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!!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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abbasiaamir

Good Value for Money

CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6HDi 16V VTR Plus 5dr EGS (Review date: 7th September '13)

4.5

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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pypkan

C4 Tastic

CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6HDi 16V VTR Plus 5dr EGS (Review date: 31st July '13)

5

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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oilburner

Great - when it's working properly

CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6HDi 16V Exclusive 5dr EGS (Review date: 2nd July '13)

2.8

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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chris2107

Load of rubbish!!!!!

CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6HDi 16V SX 5dr (Review date: 13th June '13)

2

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

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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domjolly

Best people carrier on the market.

CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.6 e-HDi Airdream VTR+ 5dr EGS6 (Review date: 15th December '12)

5

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 :)

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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paulsmith106

great all round veicle

CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 2.0HDi 16V VTR Plus 5dr EGS (Review date: 28th September '12)

5

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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