Deal of the day: Citroen C4 Picasso

  •  Save £3493 off the list price
  •  Excellent fuel economy and safety
  •  Practical and spacious interior

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The car: Citroen C4 Picasso Diesel 1.6 HDi VTR 5dr
The saving: £3493
The discounted price: £14,702
The broker: Autoebid.com

For
The Citroen C4 Picasso offers a mix of talents meaning it’s a great family car and definitely not one to be overlooked.

Practicality wise, you will find the interior has plenty of space for five adults, a huge boot and a range of flexible seating options to meet most people’s needs.

On the move it is quiet and comfortable with little in the way of road noise and only the worst potholes troubling the suspension, which also does a good job managing body roll. The steering is pleasantly light around town but weights-up reassuringly in the bends and at speed.

The 91bhp turbodiesel is punchy and easy to drive. Economy and emissions are near the top of the class with an average economy figure of 67.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 110g/km.

Standard safety kit includes Isofix mountings for all three-rear seats, stability control, front, side and curtain airbags plus a five-star Euro NCAP rating.

Against
The six-speed manual gearbox has a disappointingly long-throw and a notchy feel, but is still better than the slow and jerky semi-automatic ’box.

VTR models come with a touch-screen to centralise the operation of many on-board functions. This generally works well but a lack of separate air-conditioning controls makes for a lot of switching between the various menus.

Although headroom is generous, the sloping-nature of the rear-side windows creates a claustrophobic feel and folding the rear seats can prove fiddly.

Should I add any options?
Standard specification on VTR models includes alloy wheels, Bluetooth connection, a six-speaker stereo with USB input, air-conditioning, cruise control and a panoramic windscreen.

Options on this trim level are limited to a space saver spare wheel and the Citroen Multicity Connect package, which uses a 3G connection and GPS to offer access to social media, traffic news and email.

What next?
To take advantage of today’s deal, head to Autoebid.com and select the Citroen C4 Picasso from the menus.

By John Howell

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