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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

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

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27 reader reviews for Citroën C8 MPV.
  • 2.0 HDi 16v SX 5dr

    John Day Date: 23/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I took over one as a company car before buying the near identical Fiat Ulysse which was a lot less money. The electric doors weren't reliable so I bought the basic Ulysse and you can see a review in the secondhand cars reviews. I still think it was a good car

  • 2.0 HDi 16v SX FAP 5dr

    robert liles , mid glamorgan . Date: 04/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought the C8 in Oct 06 - 53 reg, 1 owner, 54k and the front discs had already been replaced. 1 month warranty left. Day after buying it, 'ANTIPOLLUTION FAULT' displayed. 4 visits later to the Citroen dealer and the fault went away under warranty. Early 07 and the '>>>' button on the steering wheel radio control failed. The chrome handles started to peel and I have experienced an occasional leak by the interior light. 4 new tyres obtained and they do wear quickly. July 07 dealer service at 63k cost £223. Airbag problem too - 6 visits to the dealer before the problem was rectified for £285 (parts cost pence, labour cost high). Aug 07 - a middle row seats fails to fold anymore and the drivers elec window switch (£44) breaks. Beware, tax costs £205 and you'll be lucky to get 31mpg. Sep 07 - 'DIESEL ADDITIVE MINIMUM LEVEL' message displayed - diesel particle filter replaced for £542 (after 3 visits). Final straw in Dec 07 - brakes failed completely and suddenly (with me, wife & 4 kids in the car). 3 days in the dealer's but luckily I spotted a section on What Car's website entitled 'Recalls' - very handy - and the dealer (eventually) decided not to charge me £140 for that job. Having seen the 12 or so faults that another reader has listed (which I had yet experienced), I got rid of it. I'm now a very happy Skoda driver. Its such a shame as, on paper, the car was ideal for our purpose. Would I recommend the C8 to anybody? Read these reviews and decide for yourself.....

  • 2.0i 16v Exclusive Auto 5dr

    Karly Reinhardt Date: 03/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Rented the 2007 MPV three weeks ago for a family trip. Certainly did the job. Seats were comfortable and roomy and front visibility was great through the large windscreen. Not used to such a large vehicle and parking was humourous at times. Leg room in the back was great for the kids, while we left a couple seats at the rental lot to increase the boot space. All our bags and ski equipment fit without much planning. Was surprised how quickly the cabin heated up, much appreciated after a day on the slopes. Sound system was pretty basic and the sound was "tinny". The handling was decent, and seemed peppy enough for an auto MPV. Fuel economy wasn't great, but as expected... thats why we own smaller cars. I'd rent this vehicle again for a family trip.

  • 2.2HDi 16v Exclusive CC 5dr

    Peter Jones Date: 24/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    f you want a big MPV that is reasonably priced then its worth considering the C8. But be prepared for frequent trips to Citroen. We bought ours when it was 1 year old. A couple of friends have bought but most have sold quickly, fed up with the problems -but depreciation makes this a big hit to take. So we stuck it out for 3 years and finally part exchanged. Problems have been; sliding doors that did not close or openedby themselves when parked (no one bothered to steal the car even when they became open!),safety feature to stop sliding doors closing on child failed, rear parking sensors continuosly alarming, air bag warning light continously on, heater blower failed, air conditioning failed, engine pulley failed at 60,000 miles (leaving us stranded on a French motorway - despite car being serviced before the trip - beware a common probem on the HDI engines), rain-leak from light-switch console on roof of car, sat nav failure, radio failure, "chrome" door handles peel off. Most have taken at least 2 trips to Citroen to repair becaus dealers keep little in the way of spare parts stock and insist ordering takes a week unless yo pay extra. At least nearly all probems were fixed under the 3 year warranty but as soon as it expired, we got shot of the car.

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