What's the used Citroën Synergie like?
There aren't many eight-seater cars, but the Synergie is one of them. Five-, six- and seven-seat versions were also sold, and it's easy to get to the back seats in all of them thanks to sliding rear doors.
Less impressive is the amount of space inside. As in many MPVs, the third row of seats has to be removed before you can carry much in the boot, and they're heavy and awkward to move. Even if you're on your own, things aren't great. A steering wheel that only adjusts for height contributes to a distinctly poor driving position and the interior plastics look and feel low-rent. Citroens have traditionally been known for a cushioned, comfy ride, and the Synergie is no exception. But, the downside to this is that the car can bounce along undulating roads, making those in the rear queasy. However, there are no complaints about refinement: the Synergie's cabin is quiet, with minimal wind and road noise, and the 2.0-litre diesel is impressively smooth, too.