Our cars: Lexus IS, Citroen Grand C4 Picasso and Honda Civic Tourer

This week, the Citroen prepares for its first service, the Lexus has some phone issues and the Civic Tourer takes the scenic route...

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Tom Webster
24 Jun 2014 07:00 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Every day we take a look at several of the cars on our long-term test fleet. Today, we find out how the Lexus IS, Citroen Grand C4 Picasso and Honda Civic Tourer are getting on.

Our Citroen C4 Grand Picasso has chalked up 12,000 miles, so it’s time for a service.

A phone call to the local Citroen dealership in Brentford revealed this will be a Level 1 service – not much surprise there – but what was surprising is the quoted price of £256 for what is, after all, the most basic service. Also, we will have to wait until the beginning of next month before they can carry out the work.

Added to the itinerary will be a check of the steering, which is making a strange squeaking noise as you turn the wheel at parking speeds. Other than that the Citroen is performing well with no other faults to report.

We will let you know how it all goes in due course.

By John Bradshaw

Read all of our updates on life with our Citroen Grand C4 Picasso

Elsewhere in the car park

The Honda Civic Tourer has been taking consumer editor Alex Newby on the scenic route

The Lexus IS has had a few Bluetooth gremlins