Used Citroen C4 Grand Picasso
The Citroen C4 Grand Picasso emerged as an MPV back in 2007, offering another compact seven seat option to families who need a bit of extra room but don't want a full sized people carrier.
The Picasso range has long been part of Citroen's stable, although it was the Xsara Picasso that started it all. The used C4 Grand Picasso is a real step up from its predecessors because it offers an impressive degree of luxury and space along with the latest technology, making it thoroughly modern.
Bang for your buck
A large, panoramic windscreen gives you great views, while the interior space is really worth noting, because you can fit in seven people without too much hassle and the flexible seating really deserves praise for its simplicity and effectiveness.
The Citroen C4 Grand Picasso does suffer from featuring a somewhat confusing dash layout, if only because it doesn't follow the same template as other modern cars. Once you're used to it there should be no problem, but there is a little bit of a learning curve.
You get your choice of either 1.8 litre or 2.0 litre engines onboard the C4 Grand Picasso and these are practical and efficient enough, although not at the top of their class in either category.
What you'll pay
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso cars for sale are priced relatively closely with the standard C4 Picasso models if you are buying used, but in general you can expect to pay around £750 more for this 7 seater on a like for like specification and trim.
This means that a 2007 model with a 1.8 litre petrol engine and the LX trim will set you back around £12,000, with the SX trim option adding another £1000 onto the asking price.
Because the diesel engine is more popular, prices are a little higher, with the 2.0 litre HDI engine with VTR+ accreditation setting you back £16,350 on an 07 plate.
What to check
All of the electronics within the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso need to be given a thorough check up if you are buying used, since it is considerably more technically complex than previous generations of MPVs.
The EGS gearbox is something that needs real attention as some quirks can arise, but the general build of the interior is solid and wear and tear should be minimal.
You'll pay £425 for the exhaust system of a C4 Grand Picasso, with radiators costing £175 and the starter motor fetching £255 when a replacement is needed.
How it drives
Those who opt for a diesel engine will get good fuel efficiency combined with decent enough power to sustain excellent cruising speeds.
Of course the diesel models will cost you more, which means those with shorter journeys to make might be happier with a petrol powered alternative. But either offers a solid family car driving experience.