Which used Citroën C4 Picasso MPV should I buy?
The diesels make the most sense in a car of this size, due to their economy and pulling power.
The 108bhp 1.6-litre diesel performs well, and suits the car. Consider the 138bhp 2.0 unit only if the price is right - don't pay too much, because it's not vastly better. If you want a petrol C4 Picasso, then choose between the 1.8- and 2.0-litre engines. We'd go for the first, because it's not much slower than the second. Stretch your budget, if possible, so that you can avoid the entry-level LX model. It's sparsely equipped and doesn't even have air-con. The SX is a much better bet, but the VTR+ gets alloy wheels and rear electric windows, and the Exclusive has climate control and parking sensors. Both 2.0-litre models are only available in these last two trims. The manual gearbox is clunky and vague, so we'd go for the EGS option, a semi-manual gearbox which changes gear at the tug of a steering wheel-mounted paddle. It can take a while to get used to the way the gearbox works, and there's a knack to getting the smoothest changes.