Used Citroen C8
The Citroen C8 shares the same platform as the Peugeot 807 and Fiat Ulysses, although it is arguably the most popular iteration of this versatile and advanced people carrier.
The C8 arrived in 2002 and Citroen was not afraid to keep new prices as low as possible in order to entice drivers to opt for its MPV over the others on the market.
Early approved Citroen C8 models used a series of 2.0 and 2.2 litre engines powered by both diesel and petrol. Economy and performance was improved when new diesel power plants were introduced in 2006 and the C8 became quite a big seller thanks to the intelligent safety systems and practicality it offered.
Bang for your buck
The standard safety equipment onboard the used Citroen C8 is very impressive and shows that Citroen and its design partners were keen to protect families more than ever before.
You get six airbags so that passengers sitting anywhere in the car can feel the benefit, along with intelligent electronically controlled breaking that makes sure that you can stay in control even in an emergency.
Depending on the spec of the model you can find all sorts of goodies inside the Citroen C8. This includes more cubby holes and compartments than you will ever reasonably be able to use, along with options like panoramic sunroofs, front seats that can spin 180 degrees and cup holders that have their own refrigeration system.
The seats allow for a wide variety of setups and this flexibility will be convenient for families. It may look similar to the models that share its DNA, but the quirkier design elements are exclusive to Citroen.
What you'll pay
Citroen was keen to sell and market the used C8 for sale aggressively, which meant that dealers often threw in cash back or offered to remove the VAT. As such the cost of owning a used model is surprisingly low, in spite of its impressive capabilities.
The trim level will clearly impact the price, but with insurance sitting between groups 10 and 13 you will not be paying much to keep the car running.
What to check
You might imagine that a tech-packed car like this would start to lose its cool at some point in its lifespan, but over a decade after it arrived the approved Citroen C8 has held up well on this count.
As with any family car the interior can take a beating, so check this thoroughly before you buy. Also look into the mileage, because you will want to avoid models that have previously served as private hire vehicles.
Brake pads for a second hand Citroen C8 will cost you £60 at the front and £40 at the rear, with £265 netting you a replacement alternator and a new clutch setting you back £185.
How it drives
The used Citroen C8 for sale is a big, heavy vehicle laden with electronics and safety features, so it isn't exactly blessed with ballerina-like nimbleness or poise on the road.
The 2.2 litre petrol engine is the most powerful, offering 160bhp to drivers, although most will opt for the fuel efficiency offered by the diesel iterations.