I am surprised at how good this car is. Since moving to Ireland this is our fourth Citroen and is easily the best for vision and drive.
Our previous C5 was a good car so have never experienced reliability problems. There are a few more extras on the cars over here so allthough it is more expensive than UK it is still good value for money.
I have had this car for 2 weeks now. VTR+ EGS as I can't drive a manual. I used to drive Jaguar XK8 so did not expect the same class of cabin build or smoothness in the engine. I am happy with the fuel economy, although it has taken some getting used to not having 4litres of power when I set off at a junction.
Cabin- is very comfy having 3 full size seats in the back which my 3 teenagers find comfy and one loved the airline tables. I seem to have a model with some mood lighting and the kiddie mirror which should not be in the VTR+ but am not complaining.
The auto key lock is not working so it is going in for sorting on Monday other than that I am very pleased with my purchase (would have liked the exclusive but there were none in stock) only downside now is that my mother in law can see how fast the driver is driving so will have to buy hubby some earplugs!
btw plenty of room in the boot and am impressed with the storage compartments all over the car. not to mention the fridge (handy for keeping my choccy from melting) would get a citroen again.
I bought the VTR version as i wanted a spare wheel and not a "tin of gunge" I find it very comfortable -easy to drive -- gear change is excellent -maybe a bit jerky- very quiet 1600 diesel -- only had it for one week -- but i LOVE it
looking at this car, it looks like a worthy successor to the Xsara Picasso. It really looks the business walking around it.
Sitting in though, you are immediately aware that the dashboard has a cheap plasticky look - and it's BIG - really, really big - a mass of cheap plastic sitting between yourself and the bonnet. (not that you can see much of the bonnet 'cause it slopes down steeply).
I'm 5 foot 8 and felt uncomfortably close to the roof of the car - maybe an inch of clearance between the top of my head and the roof lining - for all it's rated 5* safety, I don't think that's a good thing...
Hate the EGS gear system -jerky and slow unless you favour it with gentle acceleration - I wouldn't like to rely on it in an emergency when I had to hoof it out of danger.
I think the Xsara Picasso will remain popular till they stop making it - this doesn't deserve the name.
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