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Citroën C8 2.0 HDi 16V SX 5d (2004/04)

Citroën C8 2.0 HDi 16V SX 5d (2004/04) - Owner Review

Easy to drive with good all round visibility. All controls just where you want them. Very quiet with little engine or wind noise.
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Citroën C8 (03-10)

Value

4 out of 5

I bought new and got £6K off list price, great initial value but undoubtedly the later resale value will reflect this. Given the superb specification, it is arguably a hell of a lot of car for the money. Fit and finish is good, but some flimsy plastics.

Costs

3 out of 5

I've never got anywhere near the advertised MPG figure of 39 overall. Average is 31-33 mpg.

Driving

3 out of 5

Easy to drive with good all round visibility. All controls just where you want them. Very quiet with little engine or wind noise.

Performance

4 out of 5

I would have liked the 2.2 Hdi but in use I've never found the 2.0 less than adequate.

Reliability

4 out of 5

In the 10 months of ownership so far nothing has failed. The tailgate exterior handle was replaced because the brushed aluminium effect coating started to peel.

Image

3 out of 5

Citroen has a quirky image but the C8 is a well thought out package. I think it is the best looking MPV around and certainly more attractive than its Peugeot and Fiat stablemates.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Typically French, soft seats and ride. Excellent motorway cruiser. The tri-zone climate control is very good with no area of the car ever feeling stuffy. The radio/cd is useless however, with not enough power for such a large cabin.

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Security

4 out of 5

Having achieved 5 stars in the euro crash tests, it provides peace of mind with regard to safety. Car alarm is standard and has not proved as temperamental as other cars I've owned

Service

4 out of 5

I dread car dealers, but my local Citroen dealer has been excellent in every respect.

Problems

Bodywork
Peeling brushed aluminium coating to tailgate handle.

Engine
None.

Gearbox
None.

Other
None.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes