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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Citroen C3 Picasso (09-) MPV
4 reader reviews for Citroën C3 Picasso MPV.
  • 1.6 HDi 8v 90 Exclusive 5dr

    James Allan , . Date: 27/11/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      52

    My car

    I'm not a natural MPV driver. I expected this car to be awful. Much to my surprise it's really very good. It rides very well, has loads of kit, corners well, tons of space and is a great car for small family. It's easy to park and cheap to insure and tax. Economy not quite as good as I'd hoped but an average of 52 mpg mixed driving isn't too shabby. It has a miniscule power output but on the whole you don't notice it - there's low down grunt and if you keep the momentum up it can be driven pretty quickly without drama. Build quality and general fit and finish seems very good. Styling is a personal thing but I like quirky and unusual and this is definitely that. All I can say is if you're in the market for a small, practical MPV that doesn't cost earth (like a Mini Countryman) then try one - you may be surprised.

  • 1.6 HDi 16v 90 Exclusive 5dr

    Matthew Wetz , Cambs . Date: 21/07/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      69

    My car

    This is what I tell everyone that asks me about this car... If I was buying it for myself, I wouldn't, but this is my wife's Motability car and I have to say it is a fantastic vehicle, and does exactly what it is supposed to do. Transports in comfort and with good economy with the ability to accept large loads from mobility scooters AND wheel chairs as well as cases etc. for holidasy The ride is good, equipment levels are lower by todays new car standards, but for the money its fine and considering ours now 3 years old and has done 55,000 miles, its pretty good with auto lights and wipers, reversing sensors etc. Loads of space in the boot as well as front and rear passengers. If you are not worried about image, buy one now! We are just changing cars and, looking to upgrade to something slightly better and have a short list of two = the Citoren DS5 or the new C4 Picasso - lust waiting for demo cars to be delivered for testing. Merc B Class is an outsider. If your on a buget you will be hard pushed to beat the C3 Picasso.

  • 1.6 VTi 120 EGS6 Exclusive 5dr

    Michael Topping , Lancashire . Date: 03/11/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      36.3

    My car

    My last car was a BMW, so not being able to stretch the budget and BMW not offering a similar model I decided on the Citroen.

    So far My wife and I are extremely pleased with the car. It offers everything we need, all the toys except sat nav, that's an extra I don't need. We have only done 1600 miles so far the fuel consumption over this mileage has been 36.3 mpg, with 49.6 on the motorway on a 200 mile run. It is very comfortable, quiet there is not the wind noise spoken about in the What Car Review, perhaps the build quality has been adjusted. I am impressed with many thoughtful features the The makers have added. But most of all I was impressed with the Citroen dealer we bought the car from. Nothing was to much trouble, like tuning the radio to my favourite stations before delivery. On delivery the car was in the showroom with a large red cover over it and the salesman spent half an hour going over the controls and tuning my phone into the Bluetooth. All in all I have bought many new cars over the years so far this is by far the best buying experience I have had.

  • 1.6 HDi 8v 90 VTR+ 5dr

    Marie Keane , Derbyshire . Date: 02/11/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      54.5

    My car

    Attracted by its funky looks and space (we have two dogs) but felt £14500 for a new 1.6 HDi VTR+ was too much. We paid £7500 for a mint 3-yr-old ex-Motability car from the supplying dealership (inc new MoT, full service, 2 yrs extra warranty).

    3000 miles and two months on, we're well pleased. Very good fuel economy (a key factor for us) - 550-600 miles on a tankful, depending on conditions. The car cruises happily at 1500rpm at country A-road speeds, it's fairly refined up to about 80mph, and acceleration is more than adequate. The controls are light but positive, steering effort is minimal at low speeds, with a tight lock that makes parking easy. Ride is good on all but very poor surfaces; it's not as 'floaty' as some Citroens.

    Driving position is high and all-round vision excellent (at five foot nothing I've a problem with low driving positions in some cars). Seats are comfortable even on longer journeys. The big fascia-mounted speedo and electronic display are great - no excuses for speeding now!

    Running costs are reasonable so far - insurance was slightly more than our old Hyundai Getz, road tax is £100 (newer models are cleaner, apparently, with £30/year tax). Servicing will be done by an independent garage; £250 for a 25000-mile service at a Citroen dealer seems high. Tyres are a bit pricey, with original-fit fuel-saver Michelins £100+ each!

    Minor niggles: some slightly flimsy plastic mouldings; tiny glovebox; inadequate CD storage; radio reception is only s

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