Citroen has always been among the front runners in the MPV stakes, and the C8 was one of the most popular choices in its time. Comfortable and spacious, it was excellent value for money and offered a wealth of family friendly features. For those people who are after a real bargain, the C8 has to be considered.
Released in 2002, the C8 was actually produced in combination with several other manufacturers as part of the ‘Eurovan’ initiative. Basically the same chassis was re-branded to suit each marque, with the C8 being one of the best. Although production was ended in 2010, there’s no question that the Citroen was one of the best people carriers of this period.
The C8 looks great from the outside, and there’s no question that it’s a people carrier. Some sharp lines come together at the front to form a quite arrogant French smirk and the double chevron logo sits proudly in the middle. There’s good all round visibility thanks to some large windows too. The interior space is massive and supports 7 seats. It’s a nice place to be in and the cockpit in particular has a range of different shapes and materials that complement each other well. With 3 different trim levels, there’s no shortage of kit in any of them.
For such a sizable car, the Citroen drives well and handles like something much smaller. The steering has a good amount of feel and overall the car has a nice balance to it. With a somewhat comfortable ride, the C8 can handle motorways and towns very well indeed. Add several small but sprightly engines to the mix and you get a decent amount of power with great fuel economy.
Motors.co.uk has a phenomenal range of used cars for sale that number well into the thousands. What this means is that you’ll never be too far away from a bargain, and big price discounts make it incredibly easy to get your hands on one. A second hand Citroen C8 is possibly one of the best MPV deals around as you’ll pay considerably less for a car that was excellent value in its hay-day.
Basically the Citroen C8 is a fantastic all rounder that pushes its way into the MPV spotlight due to sheer value, comfort and family friendly functionality. It really is incredibly good at what it does, and you get style, practicality and a heap load of equipment in one tidy package. If you’re on a tight budget, considering anything else is madness.