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★★★★☆

“Cracking MPV”

Written on: 18/06/2012

I had a right nightmare trying to find a good towing car for my tourer, well to fit with my long wish list. I wanted the sliding doors, 7 seats, privacy blinds, tables for the kids, good towing weight and 2.2 engine. I didn't want to spend much but I found the C8 which I never even counted on until I test drove one. I bought a 2.2 without knowing it cuz it was advertised as a 2 litre and found out later when I came to insure it! Anyway it pulls like a storm, it's comfortable, I can load it… Read Full Review

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“BAD”

Written on: 15/06/2012

I ALWAYS HAVE A PROBLEM WITH A C8, ELECTRICAL PROBLEM, TURBO PROBLEM OR ENGINE PROBLEM. VERY BAD EXPERIENCE… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“factory fitted satnav”

Written on: 01/08/2011

Hi, I have had my c8 for 5yrs now and cannot find another to beat its reliability and performance. I did have a new cam belt & clutch fitted but that has only been the most i have spent on it £1004 but well worth it after it was done.But just lately i have a leak when it rains coming in from one of the sun roofs, and being there are 3 in the exclusive i cannot find where it is coming from . I also need to update my satnav but don't no where to buy a new disc from . I have tried all Citroen… Read Full Review

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“I have owned this car from new. For me it's very...”

Written on: 19/05/2011 by pound19 (1 review written)

I have owned this car from new. For me it's very comfortable and stylish car than mpv car. It's true that the car have many problem like antipollution fault but in fact it's some kind of very sensitive sensors. I had got this problem too but i can fixed it by just clean car engine. This car have made about 10 years ago but i think it have modern system that some car in this year didn't have such as onboard computer ,door sensor. Unfortunatelly this model have been stop making for now… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Have now owned two of these from new. a fantastic...”

Written on: 13/11/2010

Have now owned two of these from new. a fantastic practical car, great for a large family. We have an 8 seater with rear bench seat and this is fantastic. Such a shame they have now stopped making this model… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Maybe I have been lucky - I find my C8 (living in...”

Written on: 12/11/2010

Maybe I have been lucky - I find my C8 (living in Denmark) very reliable. It has run more than 250.000 km by now without any major problems. But ofcourse some lamps and funny reactions on the electrical side can occur. Right now, I have one request: I have build-in board computer with the 7-8 inch screen in the middle. The screen is black most of the time, but on rare occasions it turns on - so the computer is basically OK, only the screen is somehow faulty. It seems to have something to do… Read Full Review

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“Citroen C8 04 ”

Written on: 29/10/2010

Citroen C8 04

This C8 has been the worst car I have ever owned.
Cam belt snapped at 90,000 miles when it was not due for replacement untill 100k.
Depolution system warning light comes on and car limps home at 10 miles an hour. Citroen main dealer told us it needed a new depolution system so they fitted one £1200 and no difference, then they decided it was a fault with the turbo - yes we replaced that on there say so - no difference, they replaced various bits at costs I wish to forget.

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Carl Kunz's Comment

Written on: 03/03/2011

It seems that your problem originates with the dealer and not the car. If they had made the proper diagnosis, the problem would be solved at once at relatively minor costs. Isn't there a kind of customer organisation who you can turn to to help you?

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 19/12/2011

I agree... I have a peugeot 807 (basically the same car) and I too think its the worst car I have ever owned. Don't worry you are not alone just check out the forums! I have had particulate filter failure, turbo failure, egr valve failure, fly by wire failure... The car has only done 80K with full main dealer service history. The HDI engine is shocking. I am currently 2,500 - 3,000 in repair bills in the last 6 months. Such a shame as Citroen/Peugeot used to have such a good reputation for quality diesels. All thrown away with this shocking example of poor quality design and engineering. You don't have a one off, they are all like this.

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★★★☆☆

“removing the rear heavy seats is extremely...”

Written on: 26/08/2010

removing the rear heavy seats is extremely fraustrating and ends with something breaking off them. Too much plastic LOads of carrying space but the time spent in arranging the seats to get the space is very long… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“I had had my C8 since new, bought it because had two...”

Written on: 04/07/2010

I had had my C8 since new, bought it because had two babies and the electric doors were ideal. I don't think there has been six months that have gone by where the car has not been in the garage being fixed. It has had a new particular filter, four volume mass meters and recently we have had the anti pollution light on and no one can fix it. It has gone into Citroen twice and as I turned the engine on to pick it up the same problem has occurred. The temperature outside keeps going down to… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“The Citroen C8 is a practical and stylish MPV let down...”

Written on: 22/05/2010

The Citroen C8 is a practical and stylish MPV let down by poor engineering, an overcomplicated design and rubbish after-sales service. I've owned mine for 6 years. Don't buy one. Ever. Unless you want to pootle around with no power, limited to 3000 rpm because of the famous anti-pollution fault. This randomly comes on and puts the engine in limp home mode, whenever it decides to, usually just as you set off on a long journey. The dealer will sell you a change of particle filter for £750… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 14/07/2011

I have to agree with this review. We bought ours in 2005 at 2 years old and it has been nothing but problems - some of which are covered above. Unfortunately what isn't mentioned is the grand-daddy of all C8 problems (on the 2.0l anyway), the premature cambelt failure (at about half it's replacement interval) leaving you with a bill of between £3000 and £4000. I type this with dirty oily hands as I have just replaced the fan belt, but after removing the front o/s wheel I discovered that the coil spring is broken on that side. Just glad I found this out with the car stationary as I've read reports of them going and punching right through the front tyres (not good at 60mph)!!

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★★★★★

“brilliant!! we have several mpv's in the past but this...”

Written on: 03/03/2010

brilliant!! we have several mpv's in the past but this is by far the best yet it has all the bells and whistles such as built in sat nav, phone 10 cd changer computer etc etc and it all works!its the 2.2 hdi sx plus version. wife loves it and drives it all the time only thing that needed replacing has been the battery and a pair of tyres .the only "fault" its had has been a vac pipe came loose during some very heavy rain at speed.my local dealer have been great (i bought it ex demo from a… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Looks like I've had a lucky escape. It was the best...”

Written on: 04/02/2010

Looks like I've had a lucky escape. It was the best car of its type on the market in 03 when I bought it new. It has been pretty reliable but with a few niggles such as the fuel pollution warning and engine management light coming on during a long journey, the winscreen washers and the failure of the electrics on the doors and alarm. I'm driving to the French Alps in the summer. Perhaps I should take another car looking at these reviews… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Great car if it was reliable. But 2.0 litre auto ...”

Written on: 24/12/2009

Great car if it was reliable. But 2.0 litre auto diesel needs more power and better fuel consumption. New auto gearbox required after 65000 miles. New drive shafts, lots of faults over the years; some couldn't be resolved. Tyres wear out at 10000 miles, electrics hopeless. Many visits to garage and spent a lot on repairs for a car we bought at 18 months old. Will never buy another French car; will go German or Japanese… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Now needs a new engine at 60000. Gave just stopped on...”

Written on: 06/10/2009

Now needs a new engine at 60000. Gave just stopped on the motorway in France. No reason for this to happen. Garage have advised scrap it and tell everyone!! Never again… Read Full Review

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“Purchased a Citroen C8 on an 03 plate what a mistake...”

Written on: 26/10/2008 by millie99 (1 review written)

Purchased a Citroen C8 on an 03 plate what a mistake had the vehicle 3 years and have spent well over £3000 on it water pouring through sunroof into electrics. Since then sunroofs won't shut properly or windows on the door lock system Citroen state it needs a new mother board but won ' t supply as it is too expensive. Door handles peeling cannot be replaced they don't make them anymore. Now bottom pulley broken, when in garage major fuse blown, then they found the cam belt had jumped teeth… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Have had my Citroen C8 for 18 months, in that time I...”

Written on: 19/05/2008

Have had my Citroen C8 for 18 months, in that time I have had problems with the sliding off side door opening by itself while the car was parked.
An ignition key that was not recognised by the car. Replacement took 6 months to come from Citroen.
Now the automatic gearbox had lost its gears.
An MPG of 28.2 is not good news at today's fuel prices… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I started of 9 years ago with a seat Alhambra going to...”

Written on: 22/01/2008

I started of 9 years ago with a seat Alhambra going to a Hyundai Trajet and now c8 what a car I'm staying with this one… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Good visible view, high up. Easy to maneuver. Lots of...”

Written on: 21/08/2007 by scuby (1 review written)

Good visible view, high up. Easy to maneuver. Lots of room. Plenty of accessories and boxes to store things, cooler an excellent idea. Really comfortable on long journeys. Can't believe all the bad reviews people should write when its good as well which we are very happy with and would recommend to anyone… Read Full Review

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“We bought our first brand new car, as we had a young...”

Written on: 04/08/2007 by ynysmon (1 review written)

We bought our first brand new car, as we had a young family, and wanted a reliable practical car. Within 1 week, it was back in the garage, and has been in and out since. You name it, it has broken. On the start of a road trip to Italy (very brave) we got 1 mile from our home and the gear box went. It cost us £600 in plane tickets as a result. We have had a constant leak in the driver sun roof from day one, which has been seen by two different dealerships and still not fixed. On our return from… Read Full Review

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“I have a love-hate relationship with my Citroen C8. On...”

Written on: 29/06/2007 by Galland (1 review written)

I have a love-hate relationship with my Citroen C8. On the one hand it was the most practical and refined large MPV on the market when I bought it. On the other hand I do not feel that I can rely on it.
It seems Citroen had a really good idea but then failed to implement it well.
Not good enough Citroen!… Read Full Review

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