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Citroen Reviews

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Good: Practical and versatile family car based on Citroen C4. Handles and rides better than some family hatchbacks. Huge load capacity. Massively improved safety over previous Berlingo Multispace.
Bad: Not for car snobs. Essentially a van (but a good van).
Good: Cheap to run with zero tax on all models. Improved interior quality and refinement over previous C1. Available with retractable fabric roof. Decent at motorway speeds.
Bad: Similar Toyota Aygo has sharper looks.
Good: Neat looking small hatchback, uses some of the same engines as MINI, 1.6 HDi engine emits 110g/km of CO2, excellent ride quality.
Bad: Lacklustre handling, interior looks good on the surface but lacks quality in depth.
Good: Decent practical family car. Very roomy in the back. Good load capacity. Drives and rides well. Best with 1.6 HDi engine.
Bad: Fussy styling. Automatic only an automated manual. 17-inch alloy wheels spoil ride and handling. Avoid repeated short runs from cold with diesel versions.
Good: Huge improvement in quality on previous C4. Comfortable and quiet on the move. Large and useful boot. Good HDi diesel engines. Neat styling.
Bad: Array of warning chimes can be annoying. Relatively crude suspension not in the same class as the Focus or Golf. EGS 'automatic' takes getting used to.
Good: Unique interior design has a boutique feel. Comfortable and refined on the move. Spacious inside with a good quality finish. Available with impressive 1.2 PureTech engine.
Bad: Unusual styling sure to divide opinion. ETG6 gearbox can be jerky.
Good: Impressive ride quality. Improved interior finish. Very practical and family friendly.
Bad: New control interface system isn't the easiest to use. Useless glovebox.
Good: Much improved over predecessor, impressive handling, feels better finished inside, large boot.
Bad: Rather clunky manual gear change.
Good: Extremely good-looking family saloon. Neat interior, Very comfortable. Hydractive suspension isolates driver and passengers from the road. Efficient HDi engines.
Bad: Very little steering 'feel', especially on Hydractive suspension. No hatchback - only a saloon or estate.
Good: Citroen's all-electric small car, basically a rebadged version of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, zero tailpipe emissions, no VED and no fuel costs.
Bad: Range is 80 miles and it will be expensive at around £24,000 even after the Government incentive.
Good: Height-adjustable pneumatic suspension and sliding doors on both sides. Good variety of wheelbases and roofs. Air con and Bluetooth on Enterprise. Refined 2.0-litre diesel.
Bad: 1.6 HDi is strained at higher speeds. No ESP as standard on any model seems a major oversight.
Good: Refined and high quality interior. Great 1.6 THP 150 petrol engine with six-speed gearbox gives 40-45mpg. 99g/km 1.6 diesel. Good value for money. Handles really well.
Bad: Makes you wonder why all Citroens can't be this good.
Good: As enjoyable and as good to drive as the DS3 hatchback. Roof can be folded and unfolded at speeds up to 70mph.
Bad: Small and inaccessible boot. Not quite a true cabriolet. Poor rear visibility with roof down.
Good: Neat looks. Optional leather makes interior 'classy'. Improved quality compared to previous Citroen models. Decent 2.0 HDi diesel. Lots of scope for personalisation.
Bad: Not as good as the smaller DS3. Kickback through the steering on bumpy roads. Rear windows do not wind down.
Good: More stylish alternative to the C5. Impressive interior.
Bad: No Hydractive suspension on the DS model that really should have had it. Very poor ride quality, especially on 19-inch wheels.
Good: Surprisingly spacious small van. Clever features include fold flat passenger seat. Economical and cheap to run. Available with twin sliding doors.
Bad: Noisy on the motorway. Ride is somewhat unrefined.
Good: Cheap to buy and run, versatile and decently equipped, neatly styled, lots of headroom in the back.
Bad: Taller drivers will find the front seats cramped, lacks refinement, based on a van, 1.4-litre petrol is sluggish.
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