The 2012 C4 eHDI 6SP EGS is a very solid and reliable hatchC4 Mk.2 (2011-2018)
Just following up on my previous review of this Mk2 C4 which is a 2012 C4 Exclusive eHDI 6sp EGS, this vehicle with 130,000kms is going great guns and strong as ever, all I do is change the oil and oil filter every 20,000kms (yes 20k as it doesn't need it every 10k) I use the synthetic 5W-30 only and I change the air filter and fuel every 60,000km and never ever had/have any problems or hassles. Yes and of course I had to change the battery after 8 years (fitted a VARTA stop/start 78aPh type) and after 100,000 kms I had to replace the fan, air... Read moreconditioning serpentine belt and one of its pullies, as they just wore out, which cost $140 for both, and I did all the replacement jobs myself. This vehicle is bullet proof and a great 1500cc diesel engine hatch, great economy (I still get 950kms per 60 liters tank) has all the bells and whistles of climate control air conditioning, parking sensors front/rear and sides, lane changing sensors, partially covered leather seats with the heated/massage features, variable tinted windows, gps navigation which even today all these features are way up there and in a price range way above of what this vehicle does. Great car and a very reliable car that will not need an engine change until 1,000,000 kms.
Cannot find a better carC4 Cactus (2015-2023)
Mine is a 1.6 turbo diesel.bought new. Now has 45000 K on clock. Never let me down.Amazing fuel economy at 3.9 to 5 ltrs per100.Drives well,very comfortable seats,useful boot.Yes the CVT gear change is clicky but less obvious as you get used to it.Other makes with CVT can also be a problem. Road holding first rate and interior space good. Dealership Support fine. Fixed price servicing with long warranty.Show details
Great to drive, but the auto gearbox is rubbish!C4 Mk.2 (2011-2018)
I really enjoy driving the C4 most of the time, but the auto mode of the gearbox is absolutely terrible and the "new" dealer network is a nightmare.
* Gearbox often cannot find the correct gear and slows until almost stopped or can't find a gear at all and the engine redlines a few times before it does, etc, etc.
* Originally bought the car new from Parramatta, took the car there until suddenly they were gone - no notification, no nothing!
* Started taking the car to Roselands - brilliant, knowledgeable and helpful people - famil
Funky, Fun, Frugal and Fabulous...C4 Cactus (2015-2023)
I bought a 2018 C4 Cactus 1.2L 3cyl turbo petrol with the updated EAT6 electronic gearbox 12 months ago, and it's performance is as amazing as it's styling. Despite it's small size, the 3 cylinder engine delivers terrific power and acceleration for a car of this size and weight, and the new smooth-shifting electronic auto gearbox is a vast improvement over the slow-shifting mechanical unit used with the diesel powered engine in the 2016 model. The suspension is very sophisticated as you would expect from a Citroen (even one without hydropneum... Read moreatic suspension), and strikes a great balance between smoothing out road bumps and maintaining poise and control when cornering. It is designed for comfort rather than speed though. So if you want a hot hatch sports car, this is not the one for you. Externally, it's easily the most unique design on the road today in it's class and has been shamelessly copied by Hyundai for both the Kona and Venue. As Oscar Wilde said “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.”. The airbumps are as much about novelty as they are about protection, and people can't help themselves when they see them. They stare from the kerb, or other cars, as you drive by, and have to touch/press them when you are parked in public. So, a warning to potential purchasers, if you can't handle such attention, don't buy this car. Internally, the minimalist dashboard (with luggage strap highlights), iPad-like touchscreen for all internal controls and simple digital driving console are all highlights. Whilst the brown fabric seat and door inserts (also available in grey, but it's a bit bland) give the interior a warm comfortable lounge-styled feeling. It lacks a few tech items, like blind spot detection, lane departure warning and autonomous emergency braking. So if you like the car doing all the driving instead of you, again, this isn't the one for you.
Stand out small SUVC4 Cactus (2015-2023)
I wanted a car that would stand out. This certainly does with its air bumps down the side and surf-blue paint. Citroen is a well-known make of car in the UK where I'm originally from, and the C4 Cactus has a bit of a cult status over there. Here in Australia it is a rarity and I definitely get stares as I drive by.
I got mine brand new on a special deal with Brisbane City at $19,990, saving around $14,000 off the list price. My review is therefore coloured by the stunning bargain that I snaffled. To be honest, at under $20,000 there's nothing... Read moreto beat it. You get all the safety features and technology that you'd expect of a $25K+ car, including reversing camera, parking sensors, automatic windscreen wipers/lights, on screen sat nav, connectivity etc. Acceleration is good and I am never short of power going up Toowoomba range, even with a car full. The front seats are very comfortable on a long run, the back seats are lacking leg room for big adults, but still OK. The boot space is huge. The only gripes for me are the stupid cup holder/recess at the front, which does not fit a water bottle or normal sized takeaway coffee cup (I guess they use small espresso cups in France) and the lack of recess in which to put your mobile phone. Personally, I also don't like the default eco setting which turns off the engine when stationary, and this needs deactivating every time you go out. Overall, I am very pleased with this purchase and the team at Brisbane City Automotive were absolutely amazing.
Citroen rule the roadsC4 Mk.1 (2005-2011)
2008 1.6 manual TD perfection. A small roomy vehicle that drives so nicely. Well balanced on the road. Great acceleration too. Really enjoy its styling and dynamics. AM planning on upgrading the stereo system with one from Aliexpress.Show details
And so the journey begins!C4 Mk.1 (2005-2011)
I have just bought a 2008 2 litre Citroen C4 turbo Diesel with electric everyfing and leather seats.
So it is 10 years old and metallic gold. I have yet to drive it other than a test drive but I did notice the 6 speed auto gearbox seemed hesitant to change up until I slotted it over.
Everything works well, and it has a decent service history only the wipers and turn signal stalks are on the opposite side of my Toyota Starlet, which is going to take a bit of getting used to - and that it is a DIESEL and not a petrol engined car. My sister ma
Great car no supportC4 Cactus (2015-2023)
I love my cactus c4. Yes the gearbox is quirky but the car is economical and it’s design is excellent
I love 4-5 litres per 100km. I love the bench seat. I love the low dash and touch screen instrument panel. This is an excellently designed car
I recently hit a traffic island when the sun was in my eyes. This tripped the seat belts. There were no seat belts in Australia. There were none in Europe. My replacement seat belt had to be manufactured from scratch.
My car has been off the road for almost three months. When I questioned Citroe... Read moren Australia the said they will not stock slow moving parts. Given the slow sales of the cactus in Australia it would seem very few parts are kept here and Citroen sees no problem in making customers wait months to get the parts they need Not even an apology
Citroen C4 is a nice car but the dealership was crapC4 Cactus (2015-2023)
Yes the Citroen C4 is a very nice car, I bought it new for my daughter,But my experience with the dealership was exceptionally bad
It was one of those dealerships that after they grab your money they forget who you are
funny thing the citron C4 that I bought was the last citroen sold by that dealership Ever
Service costs are huge, the last service cost me $770
if you want a spare key you have to buy it from Paris at north of $600 each.
Would I buy a continental car like this again? Probably not
All up it probably cost me about $27,000
LoveeC4 Mk.1 (2005-2011)
Such a good little car! Beautiful leather interior and great fuel costs. Love the digital speedo and automatic headlights and wipers, so handy.
Only bad thing would be the electronic seat controllers for the driver seat as you don't get many options on how you want your seat and how close to the steering wheel.
C4 Cactus - Great car, silly gearboxC4 Cactus (2015-2023)
I have now had my Cactus for 6 months, and it's a great car to drive except for the semi-automatic gearbox, which is unbelievably jerky, especially in 1st & 2nd. How it got past the designers/testers I do not know
Interior is leather trimmed and looks and feels good; higher stance accommodates my tall frame well.
It has all the bells and whistles I need, although the computer is slow e.g. reversing camera takes awhile to show.
Exterior looks smart, although the Airbumps are a bit of a gimmick - didn't help when someone shunted me from behind
C4 has a whole lot more.C4 Mk.1 (2005-2011)
The value is truly good.Very comfortable and very safe.This little french car is a nice little car with a great sense of security.Not much more that you could ask for...The handling is so enjoyable and the lovely noise from the exhaust is beautiful.The automatic transmission could do with a 5th gear,but otherwise fine.Show details
8 years with Citoen C4C4 Mk.1 (2005-2011)
Wiper to vertical is a feature for easy wiper blade replacement. You must be hitting the wiper stack on car exit?
Mine is EGS Diesel 1.6 C4 2008 few small issues love the car not to mention economy 6.8 l/100Km average to date have the figures to prove. Issues EGS box clunky till oil replaced, fast slow down use paddles to down shift faster computer cannot cope? When starting car turn key to ON position only then get in and put on seat belt by this time computer has done all its checks and you should have no issues.
September 8th 2017 Update... Read more: Living with Citroen C4 2008 Diesel with EGS. Though I have rated my C4 as with a 4 star rating 4.5 would be more appropriate. Purchased July 2008 manufacture plate April of 2008. As at July 2017 120000 Km and climbing. Average Just over 14K Km per year. The car is 1.6 litre Turbo diesel, with a 6 speed sequential Automated gear box. (That is its a manual gear box with a clutch and electronics to do the changing for you). As it is computer controlled this creates most of the issues as under certain circumstances computer cannot keep up. Though most reviews complain about the gear box once you ignore the slight forward motion on gear change in certain circumstances the car is an excellent car. If the gear box is a bit noisy/clunky do have the gear box oil changed even though they will tell you this is not required. Noise will not totally go away as under certain circumstance as the car computer cannot change fast enough, so assistance with the gear change pads will help greatly. Example; In an emergency stop or fast stop. Once you get what the French design quirks are about all goes well. In summary excellent car, fantastic fuel consumption (6.72 Litres per 100 Km OR 41.47 MPG over its life).
Little BeautyC4 Mk.1 (2005-2011)
I loved this car and the service from Citroen, it was a 2008 2lt Diesel with all the options and it served me well over the years. I only had one problem that was a a major hassle but could have been avoided which was the air conditioning. The drain pipe blocked up flowing water back into cabin. Otherwise, I didn't have any other problems and rarely opened the bonnet.
1200 kms country and 600 city driving is the best fuel economy I have ever had from any car.
The only down side was the quality wasn't up to the price and after 8 years started to show it age and would require some major servicing. The suspension is a tad hard but otherwise great car. Pity the new ones look like a Toyota copy.
Major advance in its timeC4 Mk.1 (2005-2011)
I worked overseas from 1984 to 2015. Whilst in Australia in 2005 I needed a car urgently one day for an indefinite period. The only car I could drive away that day was a C4 from Zagame Abbortsford. As I am a long term Mercedes driver I was stunned that the C4 had lane change warning, navigation (now fairly primitive but at the time earth shattering) "follow me home lights", leather upholstery, dual zone air conditioning, great trunk with the ability to lay flat the back seats for an enormous storage area, a central pod with huge speedo, trip an... Read mored distance to refill gauge, service advisory, seat belt warning and door open warning. The fixed centre of the steering wheel contains a cruise control, a speed control, volume and radio channel changing and mute ( I had a Tom Tom installed which automatically mutes the radio) and other features which FETH ( Fall easily to hand) . It has a 1.6 litre petrol engine which delivers about 7.2 litres per 100 kilometres on PULP and 8.6 litres per 100 Kilometres on 91 ULP. On a recent trip to Seymour on the open road the consumption fell to 6.4 litres per 100 kilometres at an average speed of 82 kph. on All of this information including average speed, temperature, date and time is displayed on a dash bashed console. Please remember this is a 2005 car. The leather seats are deeply dished, the seat belt heights are adjustable, the air conditioner is dual zone and brilliantly effective. The vehicle has auto on head lights for low light conditions, rain sensitive and speed sensitive wipers.After 10 years I returned to Australia last year. I have had the car serviced every two years when I have been out here. At 9128 Kilometres I had the vehicle serviced again and new tyres (She (brunhilda) has sat around mostly for 10 years I had her serviced again (5 services in 10 years) put on her. I went to buy a new Mercedes CLS and was offered $5000 as a trade in. Brunhilda will spend her days as my holiday car at my Phillip Island holiday home. She is a magnificent little car and when I was looking for a replacement I drove her 2015 replacement which lacked the cutting edge that Brunhilda presented in 2005. I considered a Cactus but it is just a little to weird for me. I have driven a current C5 which is magnificent. I have restored a Citroen DS21 Decoup, a DS 19 and a DS 21 Pallas as well as 16 Lancia cars. All of them are wonderfully weird and over engineered. I have driven the current C4 and simply it lacks the cutting edge that Brunhilda had in 2005 and still has in 2015. Brunhilda has this wonderfully weird transmission. In full auto mode she labours between 3rd and 4th. In Stick mode on sport setting her little 2.0 litre engine blows almost anything off the line. If you are 65 facing retirement and looking for a car for the next ten years, please look at a Citroen it will not disappoint. Grow a beard, let your hair ( if you have any ) grow longer, buy a Fedora from Henry Bucks and truly enjoy the Citroen Experience
Questions & Answers
Does the warranty apply for front brake pads, rotors etc for a 2018 Citroen c4 cactus?
NO - front brake pads and brake rotors wear are a consumable item of a vehicle and its not covered by Citroen warranty, and the user needs to replace these parts. With the rotors and unless they are defective in manufacture and have a crack or have any imperfections in the rotors that can cause a danger to the consumer, they are covered by warranty and you have to take your vehicle to the nearest Citroen dealer to replace the defective rotor urgently and immediately.
Does the warranty apply for front brake pads, rotors etc for a 2018 Citroen c4 cactus?
Hi my C4 Coupe VTS when I picked it yesterday ran perfectly well for the 200 kilometres home. Started the morning ran 1 kilometres and died. Engine light on now. Started after a decent cool down ran about 1 k .
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|Transmission||Automatic and Manual||Automatic||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Fuel Type||Petrol||Diesel and Petrol||Diesel and Petrol||Diesel and Petrol|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||16" Alloy||17" Alloy|
|Fuel Consumption||4.7 L/100km||5.6 L/100km||4.2 L/100km||5.1 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 L||57 L||60 L||60 L|
|Engine||3 Cylinder 1.2L||4 Cylinder 1.6L||4 Cylinder 1.6L||3 Cylinder 1.2L|
|Max Power||81kW @ 5500rpm||121kW @ 6000rpm||82kW @ 3600rpm||96kW @ 5500rpm|
|Max Torque||205Nm @ 1500rpm||240Nm @ 1400rpm||270Nm @ 2000rpm||230Nm @ 1750rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Spain||France||France||France|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
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