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Citroen Reviews

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Good: Comfortable ride and reasonably nimble handling. Good load space in both wheelbase versions. Opening roof flap adds to versatility.
Bad: Lower power engine struggles on the motorway. Optional third seat is cramped for centre passenger.
Good: Features 1.2 Puretech and 1.5 Blue HDI engines and an optional 8-speed torque converter auto
Bad: Some versions such as petrol Puretech 130 EAT8 not available until 2019.
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: Comfortable seats and ride quality. Much improved interior quality. Standard built-in dash cam on Flair models.
Bad: Entry-level model misses out on some key equipment. Rear legroom tight with taller passengers up front. Manual gear change feels sloppy.
Good: Low starting price from £14,000. Very spacious with a flexible cabin. Soft ride quality means it's mostly comfy. Interesting looks.
Bad: Dull driving experience. No four-wheel drive version. Many of the practicality and personality flourishes are optional. Can quickly become expensive.
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. Rear windows only pop-out and don't wind down.
Good: New name for C4 Picasso but with same practical and flexible interior. Available with excellent Puretech petrol engine.
Bad: Clunky manual gearbox.
Good: Latest C5 ditches saloon body in favour of SUV styling. Promises to have very comfortable ride quality.
Bad: Not on sale until 2018.
Good: Citroen's all-electric small car. Zero tailpipe emissions. No VED and no fuel costs. Free to drive into central London congestion zone.
Bad: Range is 80 miles. Expensive. Tight inside. Huge cost of replacement batteries effectively writes the cars off.
Good: Excellent official fuel economy figures, useful hi-tech features, smooth and refined drive.
Bad: Automatic gearbox restricted to two engine variants, no high-roof option.
Good: High quality interior. Great 1.6 THP 165 petrol engine with six-speed gearbox. Wide engine range. Drives, rides and handles well.
Bad: Makes you wonder why all Citroens can't be this good. By 2014, older direct injected 1.6 THP 150 was starting to suffer problems.
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: Fashionable looks. Improved quality compared to previous Citroen models. Improved engines from 2015. Lots of scope for personalisation.
Bad: Hard ride. Not very comfortable, with limited leg room in the rear. Rear windows do not wind down.
Good: More stylish alternative to the C5. Impressive interior. Much better from 2015.
Bad: Actually based on the C4, not the C5. No Hydractive suspension on the DS model that really should have had it. Very poor ride quality especially on 19-inch wheels, improved from 2015.
Good: New name for Grand C4 Picasso.
Bad: Touchscreen interface isn't the easiest to use. Useless glovebox.
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: One of the largest vans in its class. Wide choice of wheelbases and heights. Punchy engines. Suited to heavy work and towing. Comfortable ride and good handling.
Bad: Drab plastics. Passenger bench seat is not as comfortable as it should be for long distances. Noisy at speed.
Good: Comfortable and family-friendly van based MPV, lots of interior space for up to eight adults, well equipped as standard.
Bad: Boot space is small when all the seats are in place, not as refined as its German rivals, some engines are rather noisy.
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