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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 ...to 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.
Great car no support
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...n 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 crap
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
C4 Cactus - Great car, silly gearbox
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...
Questions & Answers
I have Citroen cactus 1.6 E-hdi year 2016 now 42 000 km . New until 32 000 my Citroen burn 3.5-4.0 litres. In 100 km from now on I spend 8 litre in city drive and nothing above 5.5 in highway, Can any one suggest or find or either now what it's going on with my little baby? please...thnx in advance . Ben
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