What used Citroën Xsara Picasso MPV will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Citroën Xsara Picasso MPV?
Nothing about the Picasso will prove costly, provided you get a sound one and don't buy too new an example. They depreciate fast from new - and because Citroen dealers dished out huge discounts on new ones, don't pay too much for a nearly new Picasso.
Value loss starts to level out in the second year and by the time it's three years old, the Picasso hangs on its value as well as most rivals. So if you're on a tight budget, bag a cared-for three- or four-year-old.
The diesels are economical - you can get over 50mpg with the 2.0 HDI and even nudge 60mpg with careful driving in the 1.6 HDIs. The petrols should return mid-30s.
Insurance is very fair - group five for the 1.6 petrol up to group nine for the lacklustre 2.0 auto petrol. Service costs are average, but no better than that.