I've had my C4 a month, 1,000 miles; it's the best car I've ever owned. Very comfortable, very easy to drive, very easy to use (all the seats fold up and down with an easy tweak of one hand). The thought that went into this design is amazing. Who else would take the trouble to design and engineer a removable, rechargeable torch for the boot? Or special air fresheners for the air-con? Most of my driving is short trips around and around the city, so fuel economy is not all that great at 35mpg. The egs gearchange works tirelessly, changing up and down far more often than I would manually, to get the best fuel economy. I was worried about the automatic electronic handbrake, but in practice it's great. So far, I can't really think of anything to criticise; it's a great car - and by far the best looking MPV too, in my opinion
I have had this car from new only 48 hours ago and completed over 700 miles, and can say that everything works - the EGS is a dream and easy to master.
The fuel economy is good at 43mpg, even at times using the right-hand pedal and, boy, does it go when asked - it's far better than the C8 2.2 HDi that I have part-exchanged.
However, I did not upgrade the stereo and for the Exclusive model the stereo in the car is horrible - it has poor sound quality and only six speakers, and I suspect they're not that good quality.
Overall, it's very nice to drive, but expensive to buy if you add the extras needed, even on the Exclusive model.
I would recomend the following extras: leather upholstery as you get heated seats, a stereo upgrade, and bluetooth phone connections.
I actually write this review on behalf of my father-in-law who has recently purchased a C4 Picasso.
This car is fantastic. This is a massive improvement over the previous Xsara Picasso which i have owned in the past. Citroen have thought of everything on this model, although i do think they are a bit tight on extras on lower spec cars.
My father-in-law has the Exclusive version in Tivoli Blue, with a Panoramic Roof, 18 inch alloys (which are worth paying extra for!) and a hi-fi upgrade. Has covered over 2 thousand miles so far with no problems. Having owned two C5's previously, don't believe everything that the motoring press says about French cars being unreliable, these never caused any issues.
Would definately recommend buying one if you are in the market for a decent MPV. This is by far the best looking one on the market.
We took delivery of this car just a few weeks ago and our initial impressions are very good. I have driven it on a number of long runs and find it very relaxing to drive. It has an easy, laid back feel, which is exactly what my wife and I were looking for. I am quite impressed by the handling for such a vehicle and it does appear to be very economical.
We even ordered it with full leather which is great and I would suggest that anyone buying this car orders it with the optional 18inch alloys for just £400 extra. They are well worth it - ours came fitted with Michelin Pilots.
Our other car is a Porsche 911 Turbo, which we have owned from new for over five years, so I have high expectations of a vehicle. My only concern is around the long-term reliability of all the electronic gadgets.
Well done Citroen, it stands out from the competition, it's a great looking car, hopefully it's reliable too.
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