Citroen Xsara Picasso 2.0 HDi review (2000-2007) – MSN Cars UK

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Citroen Xsara Picasso

2.0 HDi (2000-2007)

Model: Citroen Picasso 2.0 HDi

Bodystyle: 5dr mini-MPV

Turbocharged 2.0-litre in-line 4

Fuel type: Diesel

5-speed manual

Date of 2002

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Incredibly, it’s a Citroen to make the …-hard proud. Why? Because of the styling. You either love it or it, but even if you’ve become to it thanks to all the examples seen on our it’s still radical to surprise. Particularly as the front like the back, meaning it be reversing down the motorway at and you wouldn’t notice.

Beneath that outlandish however, lies a Citroen platform, which actually this a completely conventional No air suspension? At least there’s for the …-hards to grumble at.

Where it fit?

All the Citroen’s main rivals are also based on hatchbacks, making it a copy-book The Vauxhall Zafira, for example, is on the Astra, while Renault’s uses the platform of the Megane. key rivals include the Mazda Kia Carens, Honda Stream for budget buyers, Hyundai

This sector of cars is one of fastest growing – and the is one of the biggest-selling models of all.

Is it for

Value is the key with the Picasso, as seems to have an almost series of special offers to buyers into showrooms. also decently well-equipped, a simple range of models finding the exact spec for you be tricky; there’s a range of two engines, and an acclaimed 2.0-litre HDi There isn’t however, an option – which Renault, Honda et al offer.

does it do well?

Citroen Xsara Picasso

The Picasso’s a sophisticated-feeling vehicle to drive, very few flaws on the road. It confidently, rides with and, in HDi diesel form has bags of smooth power for situations. It’s also got a slick gearbox (with dash-mounted lever) and easy while the hushed nature of the unit should be enough to even the most committed

As for practicality, the three individual seats all slide and can be removed, stowage slots everywhere, and all glass creates a light, feel which is extremely The seats themselves are comfortable, the big – and contains an essential plastic shopping trolley.

What doesn’t it do well?

Shorter drivers can find it to drive – all that of dashboard in front makes it to guess where the nose is. Reversing can also induce The steering’s also heavy at speeds, and brakes are very until you acclimatise. It’s but there’s a lot of plastic inside, the digital instruments include an fuel gauge and no rev counter.

And the seats are supportive, getting in and out can be work because the material’s ‘grippy’.

What’s it like to with?

There are loads of dealers in the UK – not that see them too often, due to the diesel lengthy service intervals, but good to know they’re if you need to use the three-year warranty. are also good enough not to heartache come resale though they could be in years to come by the sheer of Picassos on the road. Citroen is also not first-rate, and some of the plastics may not stand the test of

But insurance is low, fuel is exceptional (51.4mpg combined), and if looking at one for your next car, you’ll be paying the of Benefit In Kind tax for a diesel-powered car for a yet.

Would we buy it?

We’d consider the because it’s pretty at what it does. It’s cheerily-styled, pleasant to ride in and to drive. Thanks in no small to that superb engine, the can even be quite good fun in the circumstances, while fine economy means it won’t the earth to run.

Future values may be a problem, while for it’s not the most exciting car to but in the main it’s a perfectly and superb-value mini-MPV. The biggest therefore is – do you love or the way it looks?

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