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.
Actually, my car is the conventional auto version, not the EGS. I drove both before purchase, and though the gear changes from the EGS box weren't as bad as I'd been expecting, compared to the imperceptible changes on the full auto box they weren't as smooth.
Driving the auto box is a pleasure - it changes up quickly, and even in auto mode you can use the paddles to go up or down the box - which renders the manual mode pretty redundant in my view.
The big windscreen is more an ad-man's gimmick. Almost all the time we have the sun blinds forward. In the height of summer it may be different when the sun's higher in the sky, of course.
The Exclusive model is laden with electronic wizardry that'll please the gadget geeks. It also seems well screwed together.
For a big MPV it looks pretty good too!
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.
Had this car for two weeks now and I have to say I am impressed with the little well thought out touches all over the car. I was worried that all the controls would be confusing but I am already well used to them. The EGS could be better but is not as bad as some review I had read, you just have to remember that this is not an automatic and not to accelerate too much when it changes gear. I have the DVDs fitted in the back and I have just one gripe with them is the fact that all the controls are on the remote which only work in the back (not the easiest when you have a 2 and 4 year old who can not navigate the menus yet). The CD/radio is a bit weak at the back but really good for the front passenger, play with the settings to get it right. We have the 2.0 HDi and I have no regret. I tried the 1.6HDi whic to be fair was pretty good but on the motorway it was much noisier and not too much power.
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