This is a fantastic car to own and drive, and I would recommend it to anyone. The EGS changes/start away from rest are really smooth once you get used to them.
However, after six months of fault-free running, the EGS won't engage gear. It's been sitting gathering dirt at the dealers for nigh on six weeks and they can't get the parts to fix it (EGS controller).
The dealer has been great, but can't get a straight answer from Citroen. Citroen Customer Services make all the right noises, but there's still no spare part and no timesacale.
I still want the car back - but if you're thinking of buying one, ask some pointed questions about parts availability!
I have had the car for exactly a year and WHAT A CAR! The scenic we had previously would have been in and out of the garage several times by now(which it did) but so far the picasso has had no problems, and the only time its ever gone back to the garage is for servicing. The car has been on 4 hour journeys to east devon several times a year, and provides an exceptionally comfy and quiet journey all the way. It has much more room than the scenic. There are 3 kids in the back one with a wide child seat, and there are never any complaints. As for its rivals, well... My god, how boring are all the others. I hate the zafira (dull as ditch water motoring), which may have a 'sportier' drive (apparently) but for most medium sized mpv buyers, isn't exactly the top priority, and this is something they could have taken into account. The S-Max only looks really nice in top spec form, where you get the focus st like alloy wheels which really enhance the look of the car. But if you go for the Citroen, then you can afford the top spec and shell out for the optional 19" alloys for maybe less. The EGS box... I use it in automatic, its excellent for gentle smooth driving, however if you want to thrash this motor, either use the paddles, or downgrade to the stick and clutch... Anyway, sorry for rambling on, but this is a fine car. P.S thanks to those bristol street citroen, Gary, who made everything run smootly and sorts all your problems out, They are simply amazing...
I HAVE MY C4PICASSO FOR 6 MONTH VERY DISAPPOINT THE CAR BEEN BACK TO THE GARAGE 3 TIMES STILL GOT THE FAULT WINDRUSH ALSO WATER IN THE WELL. CITROEN NOT VERY HELPFULL.HAS ANYBODY HAD THE SAME FAULT.
I have owned this vehicle since october 2007.Within the first week the 3rd row offside seat collapsed and remained unuseable for 3 weeks waiting for parts.On occasions it looses power as though it is being starved of fuel, rattle and bangs and then clears itself. The tickover has always been lumpy and there has always been a noticeable clunk from the transmission from first to second.On a number of occasions I have noticed a smell of burning clutch. This finally fully manifested itself on the 6th of April this year. In crawling traffic the clutch burning smell became very intense and the car began to judder violently and drive was lost. The car was recovered to the dealer where it remains, TODAY IS THE 3RD OF JUNE,NEARLY 2 MONTHS. It sat around for weeks waiting for a "software" update which when it finally arrived did nothing! ( how on earth they thought a software update would have any effect on an obvious mechanical fault is beyond me)After more head scratching they finally removed the transmission and found a defective flywheel and clutch assembly which they ordered but is now on back order, surprise surprise?. The dealer have another 2.0 HDI model with the same fault. Indeed it seems to be the 2.0 which has this problem. ( off the record I have been told there is a problem with the 2.0 HDI EGS ) I had a test drive in the 1.6 110 HDI the other day which seemed totally different to my car, much smoother etc.
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