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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.
  • 1.6i LX 5dr

    tom cherry , cleveland . Date: 01/04/2005
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I HAVE OWNED MY PICASSO 1.6 SX FOR THREE YEARS AND IT HAS NEVER LET ME DOWN IN THAT TIME.

    I FIND IT VERY COMFORTABLE TO DRIVE AND I NEVER RETURN LESS THAN 43MPG ON A LONG RUN I HAVE RECORDED 56MPG WITH FOUR PASSENGERS AND BAGGAGE.

  • 2.0 HDi 90 Desire 5dr

    Anthony Murphy Date: 16/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Since buying the car from new, problems and faults were identified and reported to the dealership within the first week. The car has squealing brakes, interior rattles, the front passenger door out of line - this creates a terrible wind noise when driving, intermittent fault on CD player, and the rear view mirror keeps falling off. The car has been back to the dealership on numerous occassions and the faults are still outstanding.

    The dealership after-sales and servicing departments have failed miserably to fix the faults. I am currently looking to obtain a full refund.

    The quality of build on this vehicle sadly lets down a potentially reasonable car.

  • 2.0 HDi 90 LX 5dr

    ken ross Date: 14/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for over one year. I drive a lot for work and often need to carry boxes and loads, the Picasso seems to be able to accomodate almost anything, including a full size filing cabinet once.

    For family use you just can't beat it, due to the extra height, the seating for passengers front and rear is excellent giving good visibility and it is easy to get in and out of. Fuel economy is excellent and the ride is comfortable even on long runs. One niggle would be the squeaks and rattles from the interior trim panels. Otherwise a good all rounder.

  • 1.8i 16v Desire 5dr

    mario montisci , south yorkshire . Date: 16/02/2005
    • 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've owned the 1.8 SX model now for about 14 months and, to be quite honest, I've had no problems at all apart from a bush at the front end that was rattling like mad but cured now.

    I tend to use it to and from work and find it's a little heavy on the juice but not so bad on a long run. The airbag light just popped on at 45,000 miles and I haven't got a clue what that's all about! I'm a bit loath to take it to a main dealer - anyone any ideas?

    I would certainly buy another model but probably the 1.6 HDi.

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