Written on: 16/06/2013 by allan_manhire (1 review written)
This is a very reliable car. It is not a Ferrari or Range Rover, however, provides enough space for a family of five. The bad points is it is loud and the windscreen pillars provide an obstruction, however, you will soon get used to it. It is without doubt, one of the most reliable cars I have owned. The parts are cheap and easy to find. If you start assessing yourself which is the most popular MPV out there, thus, you will see more of these cars than any other MPV. This is for a... (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2011 by mark3para (1 review written)
Just bought a 53 reg 2004 Picasso 2lt hdi..122700 miles covered for £1800..and do you know what i love it..came with part history but proof of belt change at 97k but no proof of service since..was told it had belonged to a citroen mechanic who had done it all diy..to be safe i had a major service done..first thing my mechanic said after serviceing it was how well it had been maintained and it was in great condition..happy days..today had a tuning chip fitted and now returns another 25bhp... (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2011 by russellbaughurst (1 review written)
I brought my 2001 picasso about 8 months ago she only had 95000 on the clock and cost £1600 (no warranty).everything was fine until 2 weeks ago when the head gasket went, and the head was so corroded that she needed a complete new cylinder head, all this was caused by her previous owner not using antifreeze. (total repair bill £1900)cheaper to bye another car ?, not on your nelly my wife and i love her. where could you by a car with the high spec of the picasso ?. its way out in front of... (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2011
Sold my 4x4 to buy my Picaso 2.0 diesel Desire,within 2 days thought what have i done ,but its a big but it is starting to grow on me specially the 40+mpg.Easy to drive,dont like plasticy bumpers found a crack in front one i missed when i bought it,dont like not being able to see front wings,think previous owner found same as one or two scrapes on both sides front bumper.Comfortable to drive loads of room very practicall quiet engine,so although only owned for a few weeks will stick with it... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2011 by new2picasso (1 review written)
just bought my new car Picasso 2.0 hdi sx for £1200 with 127000 on the clock feels strange to drive at first gears fell loose meant to be normal give it time and its quite nice to drive. things noticed are driving at 30 mph steering wheel wobbles took it to tyre spot said needs 4 new tyres had to leave it as had to pay for my extra insurance, on auto trader it was a group 7 went onto whatcar after buying the car and it came up as group 18 bummer. what else boot lock sticking and needs... (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2010
This 2L Citroen Xsara Picasso was a Dixons ex-dem car, ease of access onto the higher seating was a major bonus, time proved the car was capable of almost any task, being in SX trim I had little luxuries built in, armrests, tables etc. One minute it was a comfortable, roomy 5 seat limousine capable of holding motorway speeds all day without stress, next with seats out it was being loaded with a complete bathroom suite from Wickes [and the tailgate door shut]. It developed a major fault with... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2010
changed to this car from a 130 bhp ford mondeo ghia x tdci,had all the bells and whistles.Upon buying my 2.0hdi picasso from Batley car sales, got an immidiate shock when the dash array told me of an overspeed warning, god I thought, i've bought a lemon,not so, apparently this is a setting you can use to warn you if you exceed a preset speed,Phew!, next, i thought I had a dodgy fuel gauge, wrong again, it was just doing fantastic mpg, example- 72 mph averaging 60.4mpg. having now understood... (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2010 by j12 (1 review written)
this is my third picasso first being the 1.6sx which i found to be alittle under powered as i tow a caravan but no main problems,next was the1.8sx same again but abit more power then i was offered a 2.0 hd 04 exclusive model with 219000 miles at the right price new timing belt and service a few bits here and there shes done a further 3000 miles the family call her the mile muncher mpg is as good as in any hand book someone as said the milage is the same as going around the world nine times... (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2010
im having problems when my picasso 2.0 hdi is running at 30mph or under its cutting out all time, av fittered new fuel pump in tank,new fuel pump regulator,and fuel filter but its still cutting out need too no if anyone as had the same problem. But part from that i am keepin this car very comfortable and tidy for age. (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2010
Overall a good car, very comfy, very good performance for a diesel (2.0 HDi) considering it only has 90bhp, loads of space, massive boot etc. Only let down by digital dash gremlins. My wife absoluotly adores it and so do I! (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2010
had five picassoes love them cheap to repair cheap to run first class motors went away from them and always came back they should not have changed the model the 2.0 hdi is tops i now have two just got a 51 plate for £2,400 with 48000 miles on and love it picasso forever. (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2009
within first year front fuel pump failed costing me £1500.00 inc labour,then fuel tank pump went cost inc labour £500.56,then engine management failed £667.inc labour,now injection valve seats have failed would have cost me £500.00+ i have declined (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2009
ive had my Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi since 2004 now, and its never let me down. such a brilliant car, cheap to run and keep maintained. has very high miles now but that clearly isn't an issue for this car, it will still be running just as good in 10 years time. i fully recommend this car. (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2009 by carroll 1 (1 review written)
The Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi is all round great car ,cheap to run never lets me down has 100k miles on clock and is2001. Superb value. Takes a battering in high winds. (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2009 by slowman (23 reviews written)
Very comfy, reliable and cheap to run. Easy to park and goes well on all roads. The 2.0 HDI engine is a dream, so quiet for a diesel. Our car starts first time every time no matter how hot or cold the weather is. We live in Scotland so we need a reliable car like this. Perfect! The paint work is also first class. The paint is just as fresh and shiny now as it was nearly 4 years ago. The under seal is done to a very high standard too. The seats are very comfortable and the car is a dream to... (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2008
Brought my used Citroen Xsara Picasso used which was a 2001 2.0 sx hdi model, for a very reasonable price. Changed cars as I was looking for a family car which was bigger than my previous but didn't want a huge 'people carrier'. I was surprised to learn that this car was classed as one as it doesn't look huge from the outside and has a nice modern design. I had reservations as I didn't like the the idea of a family people carrier and didn't want a frumpy 'people carrier' but, I have been... (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2007 by TS269 (4 reviews written)
About three or four years ago, after a while looking for cars, we turned our eyes, from the Toyota Avensis to the Citroen Xsara Picasso and it immediately struck us as a good car.
It was large but still not large enough for high tax, the middle seat in the rear was an actual seat(!) and finally, the fact that it was a diesel.
This large car offers plenty of legroom, a good seat pitch and great storage.
It's a good car! - Get it! (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2007 by freyne (2 reviews written)
If you don't have children then you wouldn't be seen dead in this - If you have kids then the Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi is a very good option. (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2006 by gezza02 (6 reviews written)
The Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi is a great family car which is very economical. (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2006 by soon
In five months my Citroen Xsara Picasso spent 7 days in the garage for major faults. The handling is appalling, the trim is dire, the seats not fit for humans, the brakes are weak, it is like driving a Comma van of the 1970s. I have never been more disappointed in a vehicle. Why did I buy one then? I really do not know, I can only suggest that any prospective buyers should be aware that they are not buying a vehicle of quality, such as with the many Far Eastern marques. Do not look at the... (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2006 by Caddie (1 review written)
By far the cheapest, daftest-looking, economical and flexible car we've ever bought. Computerised instrumentation is excellent and 'van-type' driving position very helpful. Roadholding is much better than expected and always feels secure, though steering is a bit vague and imprecise. Offers tons for the money, though, and ours has been fairly reliable and servicing acceptable. We're buying another shortly for less than we paid first time around and going for the Exclusive this time. (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2005 by Mcneil
Bought my Citroen Xsara Picasso new, cannot fault the service I have had from dealers, initially I thought I had bought an old mans car, but, I hold my hand up I was wrong, I would get another. (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2005 by atkinss3 (1 review written)
Boy do I feel privileged to own a Citroen Xsara Picasso!
Apparently the dash panel display software has failed - the replacement of which was the bargain price of £650; coming with 1 years warranty, a smile, and a steep learning curve for the owner.
How I wish I'd been more persistent with my complaints about the rattle/buzzing noise coming from my dash when it was still under warranty. Now Customer Services don't seem to care! (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2005 by sambatypac (3 reviews written)
I have had my 1.8 Citroen Xsara Picasso SX petrol from new (2003), and have been pleased with it. I am thinking of changing to the 2.0 HDI 90 in May and I would be grateful for your views/opinions. (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2005 by zetec73 (1 review written)
Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi - Generally good vehicle. Why Citroen only used the 90hp hdi engine when there was an 110bhp version avaliable is strange. I owned a Santia hdi 2.0ltr 90bhp and that was fine, but the Picasso is a much weightier car and I feel that sometimes, especially when overtaking, it feels like a uphill struggle. Also why Citroen put pictures of coke bottles over the door bins is funny? I am overall very pleased with the Picasso. No big faults so far and will be... (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2005 by stvphillips (1 review written)
I previously had a Citroen Xsara estate 2.0 HDI and chose the Picasso SX People Carrier because it is far more roomy and is even more practical. Although it hasnt got the performance of the estate it has enough go and you have to bear in mind that the same engine in the Picasso is pulling a bit more weight. It is an excellent family car with loads of storage space, my daughter loves the drop down shelves in the back. When the back seats are taken out it is easy to transport big items such as... (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2004 by ELAINEBECK (1 review written)
Feel very disheartened with the Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi People Carrier. When you buy a car af 2 years old, only having it yourself a few months, and after spending all that money you want something that works! (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2004 by heshan
I got a good deal from my local citoren dealer and have summarised what i think of the Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi people carrier in the good points. We bought the car for space. I was worried about its size and turning circles etc. buts its just like any other car - you just get used to it. One can't see the front of the car though but its easy to judge. (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2004 by Ranger
This Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi People Carrier is the best car I have every owned after many cars including Mercedes the comfort far exceeds any car I have ever sat in and to seat 5 adults in comfort is a major factor to me combined with space and economy and price unbeatable, its a wonder every car on the road is not a Picasso. (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2004 by stimulator (1 review written)
Bought my Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi people carrier new in Nov 2001. Extras included climate control and alloys. No problems to date 32,000 miles. Returns average of 49 mpg, cruises at 70+ on M-Way. Although only 90BHP if driven correctly is no slouch.
A great car for little money, all passsengers comment on the space inside and the high up poistion gives great view of traffic ahead. (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2004 by Joeblunt
Anyone with 2/3 children aged between 0-15yrs then the Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi People Carrier is the ideal family MPV, it tows well if your a caravanner a great all round family car! (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2004 by alanrichardshaw
having had a c5 i now have a Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi people carrier, they are brilliant cars - I will only buy citroen nowadays - value for money safety and comfort are my priorities. As i suffer from chronic back problems i must have comfortable supportive seating and a smooth ride which i get driving citroen cars - Maybe i could get all this with a bentley but the trouble is I cant afford one, for the money you just cannot buy better than a citroen. (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2004 by falnsb (1 review written)
The first thing to go wrong was ten seconds after I got into my Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi. I adjusted the internal rear view mirror and it fell off.
The controls are poorly thought out and inconsistently positioned and indicated. For example, the electric window controls for the two front window are on the centre console and have the more or less universal window symbol on them. Those for the rear windows are on the right hand side next to the headlamp beam levelling switch,... (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2004 by lordyosch (3 reviews written)
I have had my Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi for almost a week now, It's done nearly 1000 miles with me behind the wheel. It's a second hand (2001) model. So far I love it. The boot is enormous.
I'll update this review later if I fall out with it! (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2004 by donald duck
The Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi is a cheap car but very nasty buyer beware!!
Air Bag light kept coming on even after being to the dealer several times (service was appalling). Engine warning light kept coming on and reverse sensors failed to work properely. Again I felt like i'd been smacked across the face with a wet kipper by the lack of customer service and attitude of Citroen dealer. Currently engine seems to be dying even though it only 2 years old. (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2003 by austin (3 reviews written)
This is one of the nicest and best loved family cars I have owned. The whole family simply loves it. Our previous cars have included a Mercedes C180 and a Ford Mondeo.
It trounces all competition as a family transporter and is even enjoyable to drive. Unlike the Scenic and all the others it offer 3 full size adult rear sets and bags of legroom. Citroen just need to improve the front seat support and tighten up the handling. (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2003 by Donna James.
Best £11,200 i ever spent. The Citroen Xsara is a brilliant all round family car and would thoroughly recommend buying one. I hardly have to fill the tank up at all as the fuel economy is excellent, the space is brilliant inside the car as well as the huge boot space. (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2002 by trevor.
This is a brilliant car at an attractive price. It is relaxing to travel in, cheap to run, plenty quick enough for my needs, and whilst it clearly is not a sports car it is still a thoroughly pleasant and relaxing car to drive. The commanding driving position is excellent (with the slight reservation I have mentioned regarding the seat) and the many features make it a very versatile family car. It does more than 50 mpg and after a year has had very few problems, just a safety recall for the... (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2002 by Gary Lucas.
The Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDI is a good all round vehicle whether you enjoy the outdoors or prefer taking the family for a drive. Performance meets comfort and reliability in this vehicle and with the new HDi engine developed by Citroen and Peugeot, the sky is the limit. (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2002 by Cawarra.
Bought the itroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDI in July 2000 and have just passed the 30,000 mile mark. All we have paid for is fuel and 2 services (Oh, and a battery for the remote blipper-£3.16). I have always had Citroens and this ones first journey was to the Auvergne. What a pleasure compared to cramming us all in the old ZX's. The space, the air con, the smooth diesel purring along straight French roads...bliss. Even turned heads over there at that time. The front pillar is a bit awkward at... (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2001 by morairaman.
The Citroen Xsara Picasso has to be one of the finest cars I have bought. Superior in comfort to anything I've had in the past, like sitting at home in your armchair. Auto aircon is set and forget.
In gear acceleration good. Turbo response is good.
Returns 51+ mpg at decent road speeds and acceleration.
Seat removal is easy, presenting you with volumes of space. With one rear side seat removed, it is possible to sleep laid flat, diagonally across rear floor area. (read more)
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