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    Citroen Grand C4 Picasso or Peugeot 5008

    Hi All,

    Trying to figure out which of the two cars above to get - will need an olympian 100kg scooter hoist fitting.

    So before 1 April Peugeot was £495 cheaper than Citroen, now difference is £1200 (Peugeot dropped another £700)

    I test drove Citroen GP 1.6diesel ETG and semi box was slow to respond, jerky and sometimes didn't do anything when you pressed the accelerator, not to mention it didn't feel like it had any power to offer when you needed it.

    I want to test drive the 2.0Blue HDI full auto Citroen GP but no dealers seem to have it available only the annoying ETG.

    I need something that is going to have to cope with upto 100kg scooter, wife & some shopping & still be able to move if needed - the car I test drove from 20-70mph was like 15-20 seconds, standing at roundabout - touch accelerator 3 seconds later car decided to move. I did not feel confident at all by end of test drive pulling out in front of cars not knowing if GP was going to react in time

    A hell of a lot better than previous EGS gearboxes but still HATE it!

    So 2 questions:
    Now the GP is £1200 more than 5008 do i forget citroen & simply go with peugeot? or is citroen worth all the extra money?
    After 1st April the GP has more full-auto options: 2.0BlueHDI diesel & also 1.6THP S&S petrol - both same price advance payment - am i better with diesel or petrol model - only real difference is BHP i think.

    ok, so:
    my current car 1.8L petrol Hybrid 134BHP
    Test Drive car citroen GP 1.6HDI ETG 115BHP
    citroen gp 1.6THP S&S petrol auto 163 BHP
    citroen gp 2.0BlueHDI diesel auto 150BHP
    peugeot 5008 2.0HDI diesel auto 163BHP

    Which do i get or should i stick with my current car :P

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    Ask the dealers if they have any previous generation GPs with the 2.0d Auto combination - that is how I managed to test drive it.

    I would go Citroen all the way as it's a newer car, it has also been given some great reviews and all the technology is new rather than old-school Peugeot.

    A good website to read about the two cars (and more_ is available here - http://www.whichmobilitycar.co.uk/ca...ys/sevenseats/
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    07/15-09/17; Skoda Octavia 1.6 Diesel SE-L DSG; 28,200miles; avg 43.9mpg
    09/17-Present; VW Touran 1.4 Petrol SEL DSG; 11,600miles; avg 35.9mpg (28.6 - 43.9mpg)

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    hi have just changed my 5008 1 year early 1.6 semi auto. loads of gearbox problems glad to see back of it. searched hi and low for a 7 seater proper auto box ,2 weeks ago picked up new Vauxhall zafira tourer ,2.0 diesel proper 6 speed auto with 150 kgs scooter hoist car is great I use as a 3 seater having full size scooter in it,,hoist same as previous autochair 150 kgs , original hoist was great,this new one same model must have quality control problems because it moves about al lot in the car,installer not good is it, emailed autochair as yet no response,i still have to remove scooter seat back as in 5008 ,but easy to do,,tried a new galaxy on loan for a week ,great height for back door but auto has dsg box ,beter than Peugeot but still not nice as conventional auto box.been told Renault,dewoo/hyudia still use conventional auto boxes don't semi auto route if you need auto disappointment will follow good luck

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    I haven't had a problem with my Ford Powershift (Dual Clutch) automatic, they aren't the same as a semi-auto.
    Motability Car History
    05/09-05/12; Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Diesel Tekna; 36,500 miles; avg 41.1mpg
    06/12-07/15; Ford C-Max 2.0 Diesel Titanium Powershift; 35,400 miles; avg 37.8mpg
    07/15-09/17; Skoda Octavia 1.6 Diesel SE-L DSG; 28,200miles; avg 43.9mpg
    09/17-Present; VW Touran 1.4 Petrol SEL DSG; 11,600miles; avg 35.9mpg (28.6 - 43.9mpg)

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    Both Citroen and Peugeot use the same engines and transmission along with some suspension parts as they are of the same group.

    Also some smaller fords use some of the engines.

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    That may be true, but they ride different as the Picasso is built on a different platform (much newer) to the Peugeot, they can also use different software within the gearbox to affect changes.

    There are three brands within the PSA group now, Citroen (the funky, people's car), Peugeot (an upmarket, luxurious car) and DS (an innovative design platform).

    It isn't just Ford who use their engines, BMW, MINI and Toyota have used them recently.
    Motability Car History
    05/09-05/12; Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Diesel Tekna; 36,500 miles; avg 41.1mpg
    06/12-07/15; Ford C-Max 2.0 Diesel Titanium Powershift; 35,400 miles; avg 37.8mpg
    07/15-09/17; Skoda Octavia 1.6 Diesel SE-L DSG; 28,200miles; avg 43.9mpg
    09/17-Present; VW Touran 1.4 Petrol SEL DSG; 11,600miles; avg 35.9mpg (28.6 - 43.9mpg)

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    Thanks very much for all this information, I have used it and tomorrow I am ordering a Citroen Grand C4 semi-automatic (diesel) with electric tailgate ��������

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    Quote Originally Posted by andypandy View Post
    Thanks very much for all this information, I have used it and tomorrow I am ordering a Citroen Grand C4 semi-automatic (diesel) with electric tailgate ????????
    Just a word of advice: I thought the electric tailgate could be operated from inside or from the remote, but you can only open it from the remote, to close it you need to press a button on the tailgate. A bit weird and annoying for me, as I thought the electric tailgate would help with my independence...

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