What should I look for in a used Citroën Grand C4 Picasso MPV?
One of the most common complaints about the new Picasso is interior build quality. Bits of trim working loose or breaking, as well as seat fabrics not wearing well, mean that it might not stand up to the rigours of family life.
The one-piece bumper design might look sleek, but it'll prove expensive when it's time to repair accident damage. The insurance industry's research centre, Thatcham, believes that a 6mph shunt to either end could result in a repair bill of over £1300.
The EGS semi-manual gearbox was problematic when first introduced, but a software upgrade makes it easier to use and smoother. There are also reports of early clutch failure on the EGS.
There have also been reports of other random failures, but these don't appear to follow any trends. Build quality has improved since the car was introduced, with the later models looking more reliable.