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CITROEN C4 PICASSO 1.6 Diesel
Side Impact Protection System, Side airbags, Seatback tables, Remote central locking, Rear wiper, Rear headrests, Parking sensor, Outside temperature meter, Multi function steering wheel, Metallic paintwork, Isofix child seat anchor points, Immobiliser, Height adjustable drivers seat, Front armrest, Folding rear seats, Foglights, Electric windows, Electric mirrors, Cruise control, Climate Control, Bluetooth, Automatic, Alloy wheels, Air conditioning, Adjustable seats, Adjustable steering column/wheel, ABS, 3x3 point rear seat beltsWhat a stunning car offering loads of benefits such as automatic gearbox, elevated driving position and 3 individual rear seats. This car comes in excellent condition and with extremely low mileage it looks and drives like new. Very economical with it's 1.6HDI diesel engine and low road tax of only €270 per year. As this is the VTR+ model extras include alloys, fogs, reverse parking sensors, panoramic windscreen, 4 x electric windows, bluetooth, cruise control, seat back tables, front arm rest, electronic handbrake, air con, climate control and much much more. This is a car with loads of extra boot space and designed to suit all your family neeed so why not call today for a test drive. Trade ins are welcome and finance is available.
Low speed agility
All the gear
1.6D running costs
Handsome, versatile, superb visibility
Less sexy 7-seat
Hi tech kit costs
Not cheap, resale
Avoid base model
Flimsy feel, crashy ride, not cheap
Citroen's C4-based people carrier comes in two distinct bodystyles: The 7-seat model is rather van-like and functional although it's better than most dreary Japanese rivals, while the 5-seater model is a triumph, with its pert backside, svelte shape and kinked shoulder-line.
MPVs, you could argue, are not really about speed but it's nice top be able to stick with traffic nonetheless. In this respect, no C4 Picasso engine is a bad choice but opt for the EGS transmission and you'll get frustrated by its lethargy. 1.6 HDi manual is just right.
The C4 Picasso is no S-Max. The steering is reasonably quick but feedback is minimal and there's a bit more roll than you'd want, too, though the lower 5-seat rolls less. It doesn't even ride that well, with a crashy and fidgety low-speed ride.
The cabin is all over the place, with switches arranged seemingly randomly and an overworked centre display containing all the relevant information. The driving position is less than ideal without a reach-adjustable steering, though visibilty is excellent thanks to slim pillars.
The C4 Picasso is a disappointment in terms of build quality - the plastics are cheap and it doesn't feel terribly robust - or refinement - it's ride is choppy and unsettled and it wallows along quite sloppily. The suspension is loud, too.
The 5 star NCAP Picasso has seven airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts, seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters, ESP and cruise control as standard on all models. Automatic lights and wipers and park aids features on many models also.
The interior is reasonably accommodating for all passengers but the rear seats are super-flimsy and can get derailed quite easily. The second row is a little cramped in 7-seat versions, but a lot more comfortable in handsome 5-seat model.
Although the Citroen C4 Picasso is very well equipped the 5-seater isn't cheap by small MPV standard. The 7-seater is better value and compares well to rivals. 1.6 HDi running costs will be lowest and it will return the most money at trade-in time.
All C4 Picassos get ESP, a panoramic windscreen, cruise control and hill start. Ambience models add 2-zone A/C. Dynamique adds alloys, armrests and a leather steering. Privilege adds climate control, park aids, 17-inch alloys, auto lights and wipers.
Four engines power the Citroen C4 Picasso: the petrols (a 127hp/170Nm 1.8 and a 143hp/200Nm 2.0 EGS) are best avoided. The only engine to get is the 110hp/240Nm 1.6 HDi diesel with a manual gearbox. Top 138hp/270Nm 2.0 has EGS or auto transmission only.