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Is my Citroen Picasso supposed to be so slow?

I've bought a Citroen Picasso 1.6HDI for taxi driving. I've been driving it for a week now and noticed that it seems to lack power when accelerating. I had it loaded with four passengers and luggage and it struggled, especially on hills. Is there possibly something wrong with it, or is this car underpowered? It's 04 reg and has done 90,000 miles. I can't get it to go much above 70mph.

Asked on 11 September 2010 by the taffster

Answered by Honest John
First take out the air filter and see if it goes properly then, if it does, junk the old air filter and fit a new one. If it doesn't you could have a turbo problem or a DPF problem. The turbo might not be functioning, or the DPF might be blocked. DPFs with the 1.6HDI 110 only last 80k - 120k anyway.
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