The looks and design are just excellent. The wicked red colour is so deep and adds nicely to the shape. Citroen were cheeky to call a three door hatch a coupe but they can get away with it because it looks that good.
I have had the car for 3 days now and it is one good buy.
I am parked next to a bright red new Astra 3 door hatch which I always thought was a real looker...Not any more! The boot and rear seats are fine. The coupe shape doesn't take away space although head room could be an issue for tall people. I have sat in the back for testing purposes and it is no worse than other cars of its size. The boot is acceptable for everyday use too.
The looks are certainly matched by the handling. It goes round corners very well and with control. The ride is also comfy and certainly no problems so far. I have total confidence in the corners and my only problem is going TOO fast!
The clutch and gear-change are light and easy. I have driven an auto for 3 years and I haven't even missed a gear. The steering is light and very positive but maybe too light and doesn't give much feedback. The brakes are still bedding in but don't seem to have the chomp of the test drives C4. I just hope in a few miles they do. But still OK.
The 1.6 petrol engine is more than acceptable and is giving enough even when still new. Smooth and quiet enough.
I have to say that anyone who test drives a C4 has to be impressed. Throw in the coupes looks and it has to be an easy sale.
The dashboard is fine and I have got used to all the bells and whistles pretty quickly. The radio and Air Con are, however, too low and it is impossible to use them without taking eyes of the road. The steering wheel is no issue and doesn't even become a distraction on the road.
The radio is good and the dash gives a talking point when showing friends and family around the car. It looks different and that is worth something in my book.
The let downs are there though. The glove box is small to useless and the little storage spaces are even worse. The lack of storage space is annoying and mobile phones and other gadgets end up on the passenger seat. Even the shelf under the passenger seat is too small and just fits my adapters.
The overall build quality is not perfect and it doesn't feel exactly solid. Some of the fittings such as the sun visors and glove box lid have a very thin feel to them. the plastics do give a slight impression of fragility more than I would have liked.
However, the car has worked as advertised and I am happy with the way it looks and drives. I am looking forward to getting to know the car more and enjoy it with every drive, Considering how little I paid for it, it is excellent value for money.
Recently been on a couple of 2 hour expressway drives and cruise working perfectly - it does sit 1kmh over what i set but I can live with that.In very heavy rain on a motorway today at about 100km/h I switched on the cruise and co[more ...]
anytackle wrote this in the forum 08 Jul 2016 : 08:13
Hi,I have sadly become a owner of a C4GP! The car has developed a number of faults:1. Particular filter fault now in limp mode2. Leaking rear caliper3. Left wiper not working4. Judder when setting off5. Stutter/Judder when driving[more ...]
Homer09001 wrote this in the forum 10 Jul 2016 : 01:20
So I got the Air Con on my 2007 1.6HDi Coupe regassed on Wednesday. I noticed it was cool but not cold like it should be, I have been checking everything I can think off to find out why it's not working.Rewind the early last year [more ...]
jgrand wrote this in the forum 20 Jun 2016 : 05:37
Hi, I've just come back from a camp trip. I used the 12v socket for an high pressure electric pump rated at 10 amps. Ive used the pump on my audi and not had any issues with the pump.Basically it appears the fuses have blown insta[more ...]
second_picasso wrote this in the forum 19 Jun 2016 : 09:17
Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. I've got a non-operating 12V socket in the centre rear footwell of the car (C4 Picasso 1.6HDi 2014). The manual indicates this is the only fuse in 'fuse box 2' of the dashboard fuses. I can find[more ...]
northspoon wrote this in the forum 20 Jun 2016 : 03:28
This issue may be a "one off", but hope someone could let me know if this is something I need to get the dealer to look at?I have a 2015 C4 GP S&S 120 BluHDi auto EAT6 Exclusive+. I was returning from a short (8 mile) journey when[more ...]
alan1951 wrote this in the forum 19 Jun 2016 : 09:36
Previously I had a Xsara Picasso which had rear seats that could be removed. I can't find a way to do this on my C4 Picasso VTR+ HDI 1.6. When the seats are folded down, they don't lie flat. Is there any way to make them lie flat?[more ...]