I have owned the car for 2 months and have no complaints. There is plenty of room for the family, plus two extra seats that fold flat into the floor of the boot when not in use. The boot is huge with the third row seats folded flat, and van-like if you fold the second row seats flat too. The C4 Grand Picasso looks great on the outside. I especially like the extended Citroen emblem at the front the the lights at the back. Iron grey is the colour to go for. On paper the 1.6L diesel engine sounds like it would struggle with such a big car but it does not. Buckets full of torque ensure that it can hold its own and it never feels out of its depth. At 50mpg it's the engine to go for if economy is top of your list. I chose the manual gearbox, not the flappy paddle semi-automatic, and am pleased that I did. Less to go wrong and it gives you more control. You lose the cooler compartment in the centre though to make room for the gear lever and box. The interior is stylish and practical. The central display is a good idea as it gives the driver fantastic visibility. Handling is OK for a big car. The suspension can be load at times and it probably can't compete with the S-MAX on that front but it's something I can live with. So far, so good.
I'm amazed so many find this car acceptable, perhaps Citroen's PR company is at work covertly?
I have had a 2.0 HDi VTR+ EGS on an extended trial and it is the lamest piece of junk I've driven since my father in law's 1980s Renault. Apart from having to return to the dealer four times in the first two days with faults, one serious with the engine.
The barge-like handling, woeful performance, build quality from hell, and blancmange like steering are even eclipsed by the worst gearbox I have ever used in any vehicle ever. The only plus point I could say is the its comfortable in a 1970s pub lounge kind of way.
After testing numerous others, for us, the ONLY one that ticks all the boxes is the Ford S-MAX.
Had the car since January. It's fair to say that it isn't the most sporting drive I've ever experienced but as long as you accept that (and the trade-off is a very comfortable ride) and adopt a more relaxed driving style then you won't be disappointed. As I don't do massive mileage I opted for the petrol 1.8 which I have found to be smooth and quiet although it does lack torque and can sometimes be slow to respond for overtaking if left in top gear. I like the exterior styling which really stands out from the MPV crowd but I am an even bigger fan of the interior. This is easily the best MPV interior out there - there are hours of fun to be had discovering the various seat folding permutations! I regularly have 6 people in the car in complete comfort. With all the seats folded I even managed to get the remains of an 8x4 garden shed to the local tip. I also opted for the Comfort Plus pack which is a good value addition to the VTR+'s otherwise generous spec. Nothing has yet fallen off or broken and the cabin seems to be standing up ok to the ravages of 2 children under 4. Overall, very happy and I would definately recommend this car for anyone's MPV test drive shortlist
i have owned the car for about a month now and covered 1200 miles both around town and motorway and what a car. it has done everything asked of it with ease,the c4 outclasses all the other 7 seaters my wife and i tested with so much standard equipment and fantastic looks.i recomend anyone looking for a 7 seater to put the c4 on the list
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