This is the review I contributed on sgcarmart. Awaiting delivery of the car.
Comfort : 5 / 5 Reliability : 3 / 5
Handling : 3 / 5 Features : 5 / 5
Exterior styling : 4 / 5 Interior design : 5 / 5
Value for the money : 4 / 5 Engine performance : 5 / 5
Would you recommend this vehicle to a friend? : Yes
I've never taken a fancy to MPV's; previous 3 of my 5 cars were sports cars. Due to an expanding family, space is the number one priority.
One morning when my family was having breakfast at IKEA, we wanted to go have a look at some other car brands but somehow ended up in Citroen as we have never seen the new showroom. I wasn't very keen as sgcarmart labels it as a 4 speed auto; turns out to be a 6 speed EGS (semi-auto). Coupled with a 1.6 turbo
engine, it is a deadly efficient urban people mover.
Very very pleasantly surprised by what the C4 Grand Picasso offers; ended up buying two (with my in-laws).
Other perks for ownership: free servicing
and the buy-back scheme. Definitely a huge attraction for brand loyalty.
Lets in a lot of light through a lot of glass. Panoramic roof and the windscreen
. Almost feels like driving a convertible but without the noise and smell. Also sun visors for the 2nd row, and glass for A-pillars. No worries for frontal blind spots.
Temp- adjustable air-con in 2nd row and air con vents in 3rd row. Air con can also be switched on even with the engine off. Very good for passengers in the car while topping up petrol.
2nd row seats are individually adjustable, and ingress to 3rd row is easy: the 2nd row seats just fold up entirely.
Went for a very long test drives on all types of roads. Definitely a cruiser on highways, and a tad bumpy on lesser roads. Maybe taller tyres
Reset the on board computer and found the avg FC for my one hour drive is about 12km/L with a full load; didn't check for the subsequent test drives.
Engine was very useful in pulling its hefty 1.6tonne body with 7 passengers at the low range; anyway that is all about city driving; max torque at low rpm.
Plenty of cubby holes and storage spaces, as well as a separate mirror for looking at your passengers / kids.
At the end of the day, everyone gave a nod of approval. Maybe it's because they can enjoy the car without having to pay for it. Doesn't matter; for I know my family will be happy. And that matters most.
I was looking for a boring MPV but I found joy.
Serendipity is priceless.
What I like
The small but punchy engine
Low road tax and FC
EGS -- used to drive a 156 selespeed; love it.
Smart parking brake
Plenty of cubby holes
Lets in plenty of light
Versatility of seats
Adjustable air con on 2nd row
Air con for 3rd row
What I do not like
Bumpy over lesser roads
EGS could be a bane for some buyers; but they have to realize they will grow to like it