What used Citroën Grand C4 Picasso MPV will I get for my budget?
The Grand C4 Picasso undercuts most of its main rivals on price when new, so it’s not surprising that it’s good value on the used car forecourts. Pick up a high mileage or Cat D one for as little as £5000. However, £7000-£10,000 seems like the starting point for a Grand C4 Picasso with under 100,000 miles at the moment, getting you a good, clean car with an average mileage, bought from a trade seller. Up the money to between £10,000 and £12,000 and you should see a good 2017 or even 2018 car, with a full service history, maybe one of the higher specs, from an independent dealer. Spend £12,000-£14,000 and you’ll be looking at low-mileage 2018 or 2019 cars, again from franchised dealers. This will net you the last of the Grand C4 Picassos and the first of the Grand C4 Spacetourers.
How much does it cost to run a Citroën Grand C4 Picasso MPV?
The 1.2 petrol unit is a nice engine that is smooth and punchy, even in a car of this size, but not surprisingly it’s the least economical when it comes to fuel consumption at 56.5mpg, according to the older NEDC tests, and 46.9mpg under the newer, more realistic WLTP tests. The diesels come in three shades – two 1.6-litre versions, the 100 and the 120, and one 2.0-litre 150 model. Of these, we prefer the 1.6 120, which offers the best blend of economy and oomph, as well as being refined enough to not let in too much diesel clatter. Its average claimed consumption figure of 70.6mpg is not far off the lesser-powered engine’s 74.3mpg, although it can’t match the CO2 emissions figure of 99g/km, which, for cars registered before April 2017, means it’s exempt from road tax.
Cars registered after the tax changes of April 2017 came into force will pay the annual VED at the flat rate, currently £150 a year.
The Grand C4 Picasso/Spacetourer should be serviced annually or every 10,000 miles. A Citroën service plan starts from just £11 per month, or £400 up front, on newer models. If your Grand C4 Picasso is more than three years old, you can opt for a fixed-price service plan. This offers an interim service and MOT for £175 and a full service with MOT for £285.