What used Citroën Grand C4 Picasso MPV will I get for my budget?
Early examples can be found for a few hundred pounds now, but they’ll often be high-mileage examples or cars with numerous issues. Spend between £2000-£2500 to find something with a full-service history that has covered less than 100,000 miles. You’ll find many tidy examples of a pre-facelift Grand C4 Picasso with below-average mileage for £3500.
A decent post-facelift car from 2011 onwards will set you back a little over £5000. If you want to plump for one of the very last examples from 2013, set aside about £8500 for a Grand C4 Picasso with 20,000-30,000 miles on the clock.
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How much does it cost to run a Citroën Grand C4 Picasso MPV?
The 1.6 and 2.0-litre diesel engines are the most fuel-efficient Grand C4 Picassos available, with NEDC figures of 53.3mpg and 49.6mpg respectively. The 118bhp 1.6 VTi petrol engine is slightly more frugal, at 37.7mpg, than either the 127bhp 1.8 or 143bhp 2.0-litre petrols, which both return an economy figure 35.3mpg.
Insurance bills should be competitive with rivals, although repair costs from even low-speed accidents can begin to mount up. 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 Picasso will cost more to service than rivals such as the Ford S-Max. A 10,000-mile/12-month minor service at a Citroën main dealer costs £179, while a major 24-month/20,000-mile service is £299.
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