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★★★★★

“13 years and still going !!”

Written on: 21/03/2014 by bunty21 (1 review written)

bought new 2004 2.0 hdi passed every mot until 2014.original michelin did 55000,budget replacements on front did only 15000, one set of pads and discs.fuel pump at 50000 replaced,dont let the main dealers mislead you its quite easy with a competent person handy with tools.failed the last MOT on suspension strut at front,(pot holes and speed humps me thinks).i have driven to spain over the last 7 years without a problem.milage now at 800000 i can only describe my car as ultra reliable,very… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Some problems to watch for.”

Written on: 24/09/2013

AC fan burns out on ignition and on fan itself. Indicator stalk indicates left at random as it wears out quickly. Sills on both sides rot under the front doors. Looks ok until you press or tap it. Other than that no real problems and it is a handy car… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Worse car ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Written on: 22/03/2013

Mine is horrible the clutch sticks. Today we hat to get it put on the back of a van and went to a garage to get fixed. citroen it was popular upto 2005 you should have stoped it then!! Citroen I had a C3 the same! I am never ever buying a citroen again !!!!!!!!! I hate you and to think I was going to buy a ds3 cabrio … Read Full Review

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Lelboy05's Comment

Written on: 27/07/2013

What a weird post!

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★★★★★

“Strange car the picasso ! bought ours as a second car...”

Written on: 08/12/2010

Strange car the picasso ! bought ours as a second car and ended up keeping it and gettin grid of the more expensive car when we only needed one.
Its just sooo handy! handlings not great but its a French MPV, great MPG for its size ( 45 local 55 long runs) and I dont spare it!
so many cubby holes you can loose stuff. Ultra comfy - 300+ mile journeys are a joy - Ive had XJ jags and top end Audis worse for long journey fatigue.
Its no looker but its like a faithful dog, we just cant get rid -… Read Full Review

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“Having spent months trying out various seat...”

Written on: 25/11/2010 by CherylTweedy (1 review written)

Having spent months trying out various seat combinations in our Mondeo we came to the conclusion that with baby no3 on the way we had no choice but to buy a people carrier of some nature. Our 1st choice would be an s-max, but unfortunately way over budget. We began looking at Galaxys but the only ones within our £4000 budget had very high mileage or were looking particularly ropey. We then spent evening after evening researching other options. We found excellent review after excellent… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to CherylTweedy's Review

Written on: 06/06/2011

If you want a top of the range car, pay top dollar. What do you want for that price???

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Lelboy05's reply to Guest's Comment

Written on: 27/07/2013

Just so - some people are never satisfied!

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Lelboy05's Response to CherylTweedy's Review

Written on: 27/07/2013

An awfully verbose review which, unfortunately, is full of hot air and pointless criticism. The writer alludes to the fact that he is not "a school-run type driver" but one who understands cars. I think not.
As a car/lorry/bus and motorcycle driver of some 45 years standing - and currently a VOSA examiner - I find his comments only really say that he "doesn't like the car".
Having owned/worked on/ tested and driven these vehicles considerably, I find them very "fit for purpose" - but clearly not for this user's purpose - whatever it might be.
Is the car perfect?
Of course not, however, there's nothing wrong with the ride and/or handling, the brakes are up to the job. Fuel economy and performance are perfectly in line with what you'd expect from a largish, cheap car. There are a few niggles - I don't like the driver's seat options or the non-too-bright side lights: do they make it an unattractive car? No!
Calling it a blob?
Most modern cars lack visual character - I was brought up on 40s/50s and 60s cars and bikes - when there was variety. That's not a real problem, though, unless you want to be a poseur in your car - and not use it as a practical tool. I could ramble on for ever but I won't. I'd would, however, take this reviewer's comment with a pinch of salt.
As a practical, economical, cheap to buy/run and insure car, it will fit the bill for many people, I think: it does for me!
Take your pick - it's your choice.
Cheers, Les.

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Lelboy05's Response to CherylTweedy's Review

Written on: 27/07/2013

An awfully verbose review which, unfortunately, is full of hot air and pointless criticism. The writer alludes to the fact that he is not "a school-run type driver" but one who understands cars. I think not.
As a car/lorry/bus and motorcycle driver of some 45 years standing - and currently a VOSA examiner - I find his comments only really say that he "doesn't like the car".
Having owned/worked on/ tested and driven these vehicles considerably, I find them very "fit for purpose" - but clearly not for this user's purpose - whatever it might be.
Is the car perfect?
Of course not, however, there's nothing wrong with the ride and/or handling, the brakes are up to the job. Fuel economy and performance are perfectly in line with what you'd expect from a largish, cheap car. There are a few niggles - I don't like the driver's seat options or the non-too-bright side lights: do they make it an unattractive car? No!
Calling it a blob?
Most modern cars lack visual character - I was brought up on 40s/50s and 60s cars and bikes - when there was variety. That's not a real problem, though, unless you want to be a poseur in your car - and not use it as a practical tool. I could ramble on for ever but I won't. I'd would, however, take this reviewer's comment with a pinch of salt.
As a practical, economical, cheap to buy/run and insure car, it will fit the bill for many people, I think: it does for me!
Take your pick - it's your choice.
Cheers, Les.

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Cheryltweedy's Response to CherylTweedy's Review

Written on: 06/06/2012

Well after 2 months of ownership we ditched it. Doubled our budget and got a Galaxy. The thing was plain dangerous, too slow, made everyone sick and hurt as it was so uncomfortable. It couldn't be driven in the wind due to being throw all over the place, the same in heavy rain. You had to change down to 4th to struggle up a hill at just about 60mph (the same hill our Galaxy (with a smaller engine) goes up in 6th gear and you can accelerate up it easily even when driving at 70/80mph). You couldn't overtake lorries in bad weather (husband is a lorry driver so hardly afraid of big vehicles) and it was just generally an awful car. I am so so glad to be rid of the thing and love the Galaxy to bits. Plus after trying to drive the 'Poocasso' properly discovered that actually you only got high 30's mpg compared to consistent low 50's in our Galaxy.

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Barrylove's reply to Cheryltweedy's Comment

Written on: 04/03/2014

I have a xsara picasso 2.0hdi in NZ and I've chipped it, now probably 115hp. The only way that a properly running xsara picasso 2.0hdi would do high 30smpg and struggle to get up hills is that the owner was driving it with flat tyres, hence the bad handlig, the feeling of every bump and your family getting seasick in the back. Mine handles great, has huge rear suspension travel (like all 8 of my DSs) and travels at 20km for 1 litre of diesel, with great visibilty and rear end practicality. If you don't like the look of it, try pimping one.

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Guest's Response to CherylTweedy's Review

Written on: 23/07/2011

I seriously doubt that CherylTweedy "knows a thing or 2 about cars".

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Lelboy05's reply to Guest's Comment

Written on: 27/07/2013

Ha ha! Quite possibly right - although lot of "knowledge & understanding" can be gleaned from all the silly car magazines, and especially listening to copious amounts of Jeremy Clarkson's drivel!

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★★★★★

“The perfect family car! Mine has cruise control,...”

Written on: 12/05/2010

The perfect family car! Mine has cruise control, privacy glass on the rear windows, independently folding rear seats, masses of room when seats folded and averages about 42 to the gallon for normal day to day running around and it was great in the snow, (which I was concerned about after owning a Freelander) it coped brilliantly - what more could you ask for!… Read Full Review

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Lelboy05's Comment

Written on: 27/07/2013

Fair, and to the point ,review.

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★★★★☆

“Could do with cruise control...otherwise best car i...”

Written on: 03/03/2010

Could do with cruise control...otherwise best car i have ever driven. Solid, good road presence, good seating position, excellent fuel economy,great on motorways.
i have once carried a three seater sofa and a fire door in it at the same time.

Alloys hard to come by and a bit more gadgetry would make it an ideal second hand MPV… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I love this car. ”

Written on: 28/02/2010 by PeterTheRock (2 reviews written)

I love this car.
It's the best car I have ever owned and driven since 1975.
It's so well thought out. I believe the designers must be driving these cars, and it maybe part of their hobby.
It has all the extras I am ever likely to need and more.
My manager bought one for work, and his wife loved it so much, he also had to buy one for her.
At church, the number of Citroen Picasso owners is growing, 5 so far.
I would buy a new one tomorrow, if I could afford it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Picasso is our family car, it's very spacious for...”

Written on: 20/02/2010

The Picasso is our family car, it's very spacious for passengers and has ample storage space. We've driven long and short distances and found it to be economical on diesel. W've never regretted purchasing this car and would purcahse one again… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“great family car loads of room very reliable .look...”

Written on: 03/11/2009

great family car loads of room very reliable .look after your car and it will look after you… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“only problem electrics”

Written on: 09/10/2009

only problem electrics… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Citroen Xsara Picasso Exclusive 2.0 HDi - low diesel...”

Written on: 21/09/2009

Citroen Xsara Picasso Exclusive 2.0 HDi - low diesel costs, family car with excellent comfort and space to load… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Citroen Xsara Picasso Exlusive (HDI) has provided...”

Written on: 04/08/2009

The Citroen Xsara Picasso Exlusive (HDI) has provided my family with safe and classy transport for nearly five years. The Car looks sleek and high class and has realy lived up to its excellent reputation.

The Citroen Picasso is really very confy on short and long journeys.

Brilliant! ***** - 5 Stars !… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“The Citroen Xsara Picasso Exclusive 2.0 HDi has...”

Written on: 23/06/2009

The Citroen Xsara Picasso Exclusive 2.0 HDi has spacious load carrier does not lose performance even fully loaded great motorway cruiser (could do with cruise control) low diesel costs large range on one tank, generally reliable… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Citroen Xsara Picasso Exclusive 2.0 HDi is a...”

Written on: 05/05/2009 by debbie123 (1 review written)

The Citroen Xsara Picasso Exclusive 2.0 HDi is a fantastic spacious family car. I find this car good on fuel, its really spacious and above all a must for anyone with a back problem i have driven most makes of car and find this one the very best in comfort. The seats are well designed to give maximum support and the car itself is a very smooth drive… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Citroen Xsara Picasso Exclusive 2.0 is a good car with...”

Written on: 10/03/2009

Citroen Xsara Picasso Exclusive 2.0 is a good car with long term prospects.Cheap to keep ,run and insure. also the tax is cheaper… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Citroen Xsara Picasso Exclusive 2.0 HDi are...”

Written on: 03/03/2009

The Citroen Xsara Picasso Exclusive 2.0 HDi are possibly the best family cars on the market, the 2hdi engine is great, avoid the 1.6 d (underpowered). More extras than you can shake a stick at, a genuine good value family car. Great Value, excellent comfort… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The car is a good allrounder great for familys good...”

Written on: 21/11/2008

The car is a good allrounder great for familys good for towing our caravan and does not cost a lot to run ie very good mpg, cheap to run, plenty of room and equipment, good driving position, lots of little places to put things… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“All in all an absolutely brilliant motor! Buy one! So...”

Written on: 19/09/2008

All in all an absolutely brilliant motor! Buy one! So reliable. So comfortable. Cheap to service (avoid Citroen dealers.... bit of a ripoff) Well built. Great paint job. Bags of space. the 2.0 HDI Diesel goes like a bullet! Great MPG. Had a Renault Scenic diesel before this......absolutely no comparison. My Scenic 'died' at 106,000 miles after a full service history!… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Roomy, Airy, Comfortable. Handles in a safe...”

Written on: 08/09/2008

Roomy, Airy, Comfortable. Handles in a safe manner.Plenty of storage room under floor Etc. A very pleasant car to drive and being a diesel also fairly cheap to run. Easy access with the higher floor and almost no sill to climb over. Good for us oldies Plenty of room for luggage… Read Full Review

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