I have only had my car for 5 days and I am extremely pleased. I owned a Grand Scenic 2.0 16v petrol auto before and the 1.6Hdi EGS is an excellent engine. I was worried about its ability to pull the big Picasso's weight, but its excellent.
The EGS gearbox is fine and pulls extremely well. I leave it in Auto mode all the time and will see how it adapts to my driving style.
The build quality is very good and the car looks stunning in Nocciola with the 17" Roskilde alloys. The panoramic roof helps to lighten the black trim, but I still prefer this to the light grey.
The RT4 Navidrive is great with a Jukebox hard drive function to load all your MP3's onto, phone and voice recognition. Quick to function and navigate, supports postcodes and looks great in the dash.
In my opinion the C4 Grand Picasso is the best looking car currently in this sector!
We'll see how it fares over the coming months.
I have had my car for four months now and it is a superb motor.
Not only does it stand out from all other MPVs, the drive is out of this world. It glides over rough roads and purrs along on the motorway.
The semi-automatic gearbox is nice and smooth when driven correctly and the fuel economy is outstanding - it returns over 50 miles to the gallon on a run.
The interior is classy and very spacious, with several combinations of seating. You can have it as a family motor or, with all the seats down, a good-size van.
If you like gadgets then you will not be disappointed with the Grand C4 - the car has loads of them. It takes some time to get use to them all.
Surround all this and more with special interior lighting and you have got yourself a real special motor.
After owning for a week I’m glad with my purchase. The car looks great, very stylish and lovely detailing. The cabin is fantastic. The seats are so comfortable, even the 3rd row! It looks and feels so futuristic with lots of nice little gimmicks, like Guide me home lights, split rear door/screen, side mirrors fold in when car locked, ambience light system, a cool box, carrier bag hook in boot etc. The ride is superb. I tested the car with a full capacity and still pulls well. However the EGS gear change tends to rock you back and forth like a nodding dog on each change, but I am now used to that. This can be overcome by changing gear yourself using the paddles if you can be bothered, or by being gentle on the throttle. With 3 kids I don’t intend to race from the lights that often. However when you need to race away or over take quickly, leave the car in auto and use the paddles to override the gearbox. I have 3 booster seats in the 2nd row and putting the seat belts on can be a mission, as you tend to lose your hand between the seats. The 2 seats in the back are so easy to raise and lower and with all 5 rear seats down I reckon you could fit a mini in there! Mums at school love it, mates in the pub love it, even my dad loves it, so it appeals to everyone! Overall, despite the gear change, no spare wheel, and the seat belt issue, this car is so nice to drive as a family car. I would highly recommend it. Well done Citroen.
Since fewer cars r fitted with spare's esp 7 seaters where'd we expect the wheel go if not under the car...would you want your wife to get under there? Other cars S'Drive HDi Citroen C3 & a Jaguar XK8. Jag for when handling/perf needed C3 for town runabout. I've achieved 37 & 82 MPG on 350+ mile trips so not heavy footed. OK back to the review, I've had my GPExcl for just 2 wks & have managed to do 710 miles ON 1 TANK OF DIESEL!! 1 trip of 190 miles carried passengers/dog/ 140lb dressing table/stool...so reckon can be improved upon. Essential as we've 2 newly adopted toddlers & want 2 transport them safely. The size of the car, does take some getting used 2 overtaking & night driving completely new experiences not negative but will take some getting used 2. The rearmost seats r far easier 2 lift up/down than anything we tested. Seats r comfortable but don't choose black velour finish Surprised @ the Exclusive's manual seat adjust. EGS column shift takes getting used to as do electric windows (wrong way around!). Also the power & cigar lighter sockets not back-lit so a pain trying 2 find aux power for kids headrest DVD's @ night. The side pockets lighting up & the ambient lighting nice gimmicks. We're both slim we can if needed walk through to 2nd row if the children are having any difficulties. Great value for money & I wholehaertedly recommend it.
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