Used Citroën C8 2002 - 2010 review

Category: MPV

Section: What is it like?

2002 - 2010 review
Citroën C8 (02 - 10)
  • Citroën C8 (02 - 10)
  • Citroën C8 (02 - 10)
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What's the used Citroën C8 MPV like?

Families love the C8: there's plenty of space for seven, although you can also find a few six- and eight-seaters. Remove all but the front pair and you've an arena-like 2948 litres of space.

You also get stacks of thoughtful features that make a real difference in daily use. For example, the sliding rear doors (often electrically operated) make supermarket car parks a doddle, because you don't have to worry about the kids clonking the neighbouring car.

The HDI diesel engines are great, economical (for the car's size), refined and punchy. The 2.0-litre petrol is decent enough on a cruise but isn't really strong enough for hauling heavy loads.

All handle well by large MPV standards - no one will feel seasick on back roads - and the ride is smooth, if a bit firm around town.

Most drivers should be comfortable in the high-up driving position and the controls are well placed, but the centrally mounted instruments aren't to all tastes.