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Citroën Synergie MPV (95 - 02) review

(1995 - 2002)
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What used Citroën Synergie MPV will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Citroën Synergie MPV?

Citroen's traditional pile 'em high, sell 'em cheap strategy is good news for used buyers, because it means depreciation is heavy from new. Even the 2.0-litre diesel, which commands the highest second-hand prices, looks affordable next to many rivals of a similar vintage.

This model will be easy on fuel, too, because it returns a healthy 49.6mpg on average. The 1.9-litre engine it replaced is far less impressive, averaging just 34.9mpg. That's little better than the 30.7mpg that the 138bhp petrol can manage. Insurance bills, too, should be comparatively low for all Synergies, with the petrol cars sitting in group 10 and the diesels group 12. The tale is mixed when it comes to maintenance, though. Citroens are among the cheapest cars to repair and service, with dealers charging less per hour than their counterparts at Ford, Vauxhall and Toyota. However, this all has to be weighed against Citroen's poor reliability record, which could end up costing you.