Our cars: Citroen C3 Picasso - June

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  • Citroen C3 Picasso tested
  • Year-long review
  • Tested by Alex Newby
Citroen C3 Picasso
1.6 HDi 110 Exclusive
Mileage 5835 miles

These days there's no end to the variety of equipment you can buy to help you care for your baby. Some of it just cashes in on parents’ obsession with their kids, but the right kit can make life with little ones a lot easier.

Take my C3 Picasso. Its high, MPV-style seats help massively with loading my two-stone son, as do the light side doors that open really wide.

The Picasso’s square shape and excellent visibility make it great for driving and parking in London, and its luggage bay is deep and wide enough to take the truck-load of stuff we need when visiting the in-laws. Our travel cot, highchair, buggy and a 70-litre holdall all fit in without a problem, and that’s before I’ve moved the rear seats forward and taken out the false boot floor to create more space.
Then there’s all the in-cabin stowage for dummies and biscuits, plus the special mirror so I can see what my son is up to in the back.

Okay, so the Picasso isn’t exactly a driver’s car, some of the stereo switchgear is confusing and the parcel shelf doesn’t cover the back of the expanded luggage area when the rear seats are pushed forward. However, when it comes to daily motoring with a baby on board, the C3 Picasso should be on the shelves alongside the best baby products.Alex Newby

Our cars: Citroen C3 Picasso - May


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