Used Citroën C4 2005 - 2010 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

2005 - 2010 review
Citroën C4 (05 - 10)
  • Citroën C4 (05 - 10)
  • Citroën C4 (05 - 10)
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What's the used Citroën C4 hatchback like?

Citroen's stylists got their bravery back when they launched the C4 in the autumn of 2005. Although it doesn't suit everyone, there are plenty of fans of the curvy five-door hatchback and the sporting coupe.

Inside, the C4 is radically different, too, but, again, the multi-function electronic read-outs are not to everyone's taste.

Similarly, the steering wheel has a fixed boss that keeps the controls mounted on it in position, and this takes a lot of getting used to.

Sloping sides make the cabin feel small and the boot is not the biggest in the class. However, safety, with electronic driver aids and a full six airbags, is excellent.

The 1.4-litre petrol engine feels on the weak side, but the rest of the range is adequate. Unlike many previous Citroens, the C4 has a firm ride. The light steering needs more feel, although the C4 still turns into corners sharply.