For The Citroen C3 Picasso has a roomy interior and a big boot. Most versions have a comfortable ride and the cheaper versions represent good value for money.
Against The Picasso isn’t exactly sharp to drive and doesn’t have as much rear legroom as a Ford B-Max. You have to pay extra for stability control on the cheaper versions, too.
The Citroen C3 Picasso combines decent practicality with catwalk style, and a cosseting ride with secure handling. Running costs are affordable, too.
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There are four engines and three trims to choose from. The 1.4 petrol is worth considering if you do most of your driving around town, but it feels a bit weedy on faster roads. The 1.6 petrol offers useful extra muscle, while both diesels are strong but pricey.
We'd avoid the entry VT trim. It comes with electric front windows and a CD player, but doesn’t get air-con or stability control. Our favourite VTR+ models adds side and curtain 'bags, along with air-conditioning, alloys and cruise control. Exclusive models are stuffed with goodies like automatic lights and wipers, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors and powered rear windows, but these versions are a bit pricey.
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…
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…
Not a bad bet, but if you can stretch to it, we'd recommend going for the 1.6 petrol version. The extra performance will make your life a little easier.