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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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85 reader reviews for Citroën Xsara Picasso MPV.
  • 2.0 HDi 90 Desire 5dr

    Ben Walters , lancs . Date: 12/06/2005
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    High up driving position affords good visibility but the central dash is difficult to get used to. Scanning instruments requires the driver to lose focus on the road ahead. It also advertises current speed around the whole cabin.

    Some of the buttons are impossible to reach from the driver's position. The dashboard illumination bulbs fail with monotonous regularity. Interior comfortable and spacious if bland.

    My car suffers from an angry wasp buzz from the dash. CD player is placed such that frequent clashes occur between passenger changing CDs while driver is changing gear - a glaring design fault.

    Ideal for families with teens having ample rear space, some very well conceived airline type trays at backs of front seats. Boot generous. Diesel engine is excellent, frugal and quiet even at motorway speeds.

  • 1.6i LX 5dr

    bill bog , hants . Date: 25/04/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Although this car is cheap to buy and run it manages to be both chic and unusual. The front seats are quite comfortable but the back seats are a different matter. The position is fixed and they have very little adjustment. I find them uncomfortable and my two 10-year-old children find that the headrests force their heads forward. The proprietary Citroen dog guard is an appalling piece of equipment - very expensive, difficult to fit and forces the back seat to be yet more upright. I am reluctant as a result to take the car on a long journey. Surely they could have left out the useless trolley and provided back-seat squab adjustment for the same price.

  • 1.6i LX 5dr

    Trevor Moxon , West Yorkshire . Date: 21/04/2005
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned a Citroen Picasso for the past 13 months and have found it to have a reliable, comfortable ride and it is very spacious.

    I purchased the car from new and I found the cost of its first full service rather expensive (£297). Although I have only done 5350 miles since getting the car, I am delighted with its all-round performance.

    At the price, the Picasso is good value for your money. All in all, it is a stylish car for the money, and I do agree with your findings that the driving position is a little tight.

  • 1.6 HDi 110 Desire 5dr

    richard wan Date: 20/04/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have done 10,000 miles in just three months and the Picasso has been wonderful. The dealer is great and the service is fine too.

    There is so much room inside and, as said by the salesman, you won't find another car on the market with more space and better spec for the money. The fuel and drive is unbeliveable. I have been so pleased with the Citroen that my wife has just ordered a C3.

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