What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For Comfortable, spacious, well equipped and cheap

Against Seats can be a pain on longer journeys and visibility is restricted

Verdict This is low-cost, five-seat MPV transport at its roomy, conventional best

Go for… 1.8 petrol

Avoid… 1.6 petrol

Citroën Xsara Picasso MPV
  • 1. Kids will like the view out, but the driver's view is obstructed by the windscreen pillars
  • 2. The suspension and axles are the biggest sources of problems, so pay attention to them on a test drive
  • 3. Watch for electrical problems, particularly the warning lights, which can come on for no reason
  • 4. Check the clutch on early HDI cars, as they had problems with clutches failing after about 30,000 miles
  • 5. Check that the spare wheel, which should be slung underneath the car, hasn't been stolen
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