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The Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi is a compact people carrier with removable rear seats that allow the creation of a large amount of storage space.
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★★★★★

“Value for money”

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 Full Review

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“Why did I wait so long?”

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 and… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to mark3para's Review

Written on: 06/11/2011

how much was the tuning box and where did you buy it? I also live in Northumberland, did you buy the chip local? Thankyou

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Mark3Para's Response to mark3para's Review

Written on: 10/11/2011

yes bought it from Energy Tuning at Ashington, £199 fitted and the guy Darren comes for a test drive with you to make sure your happy with results, excellent product and service!

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“My poor old duffer”

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 the… Read Full Review

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“Sold my 4x4 to buy my Picaso 2.0 diesel Desire,within...”

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 for… Read Full Review

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“just bought my new car Picasso 2.0 hdi sx for £1200...”

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 Full Review

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“This 2L Citroen Xsara Picasso was a Dixons ex-dem car,...”

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 the… Read Full Review

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“changed to this car from a 130 bhp ford mondeo ghia x...”

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 Full Review

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“this is my third picasso first being the 1.6sx which i...”

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 Full Review

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“im having problems when my picasso 2.0 hdi is running...”

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 Full Review

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Mleneum's Comment

Written on: 07/10/2012

The same happened to me, I got garage to reset engine management computer and all is now well

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Mleneum's Comment

Written on: 07/10/2012

I had the same problem, but garage reset computer management system and problem solved

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★★★★★

“Overall a good car, very comfy, very good performance...”

Written on: 28/05/2010

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 Full Review

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“had five picassoes love them cheap to repair cheap to...”

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 Full Review

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“within first year front fuel pump failed costing me...”

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 Full Review

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“ive had my Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi since 2004...”

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 Full Review

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“The Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi is all round...”

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 Full Review

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“Very comfy, reliable and cheap to run. Easy to park...”

Written on: 26/01/2009 by slowman (24 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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“Brought my used Citroen Xsara Picasso used which was a...”

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 very… Read Full Review

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“About three or four years ago, after a while looking...”

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 Full Review

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“If you don't have children then you wouldn't be seen...”

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 Full Review

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Slowman's Response to freyne's Review

Written on: 26/01/2009

Your description of the handing of your Picasso is completely different to mine. You must ensure you have the tyres at the correct pressure. Our Picasso is brilliant going round the bends and handles really well

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“The Citroen Xsara Picasso SX 2.0 HDi is a great family...”

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 Full Review

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“In five months my Citroen Xsara Picasso spent 7 days...”

Written on: 25/05/2006 by soon (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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471611_Roscopcoltrane's Response to 244274_soon's Review

Written on: 06/07/2009

They are great value, practical cars as recommended by most reviewers. You must have an issue here that we haven't been told about.

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Neil Preston's Response to 244274_soon's Review

Written on: 05/10/2010

I found this review helpful because...it gives you aninsite of the ciroen picasso. i have got one an 06 i have only found very minor faults i have done them myself after having a nissan micra this feels like a rolls royce plus [the wife likes it] its very comfortable and good mpg for the size i am very happy with it

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Alexandra7170's Response to 244274_soon's Review

Written on: 14/03/2010

You must have a bad maintained model being a vehicle mechanic the 2.0 hdi engine is one of the best diesel engines available others may say different but thats there choice im on my second picasso now my first diesel had 267,000 miles on it and the only major fault was at 120,000 the head gasket went other than that i only had small normal runing faults the car was very good on fuel for its size and comfotable even with the 267,000 miles it still had plenty of power returned good mpg and the interior was still very clean the only bad points i found with the car was the a pillars restrict view at junctions and the performance was a bit slow but after fitting a intercooler this took power up to 110 bhp and after chipping the ecu the power went to around 135bhp myself and my family have been all over with the car and it never let us down ( apart from the head gasket ) the only reason we changed to another picasso was for a later car people may say french cars have poor built quality and are not reliable i would agree if we where talking about very early citroens like the ax and some models of the bx but the later cars have improved a great deal and another plus with the picasso is the body is galvenised so you have no rust problems ( unless its had poor accident repair or been very neglected ) yes if you push the car hard into bends the handling is not great but its not a sports car so dont expect the same degree of handling but if you want a very good family car which is good on fuel and reliable the picasso is very good in my opinion plus if you remove the rear seats you have a small van now we will probaly get other people who will disagree with a lot ive said but people are entitled to there opinion but i would recomend the picasso to anyone wanting a vehicle of this type after all it has been voted best mpv for quite a few years now thanks alex

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