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The C4 is a car that we struggle to come up with positives for. It’s fairly poorly assembled, a bit noisy, it doesn’t handle well, and it’s not that comfortable. Even its low secondhand prices don’t really make up for all these sins.
If you must buy a C4, then the basic versions with a diesel motor make the most sense. The petrols are weak and the tough diesel motors impart a modest amount of rugged Gallic charm.
If you want the cheapest C4 then choose a petrol engine. That will be a pretty poor car though and it’s worth spending the extra on the excellent diesel engines. The semi-automatic flappy paddle gearbox is awful and prone to issues, avoid it as you would a rabid dog.
You want 1.6 diesel car, in a basic trim. Citroen offer a huge and needless amount of variation on this car. The Sport models add bigger wheels and tyres that ruin the decent ride quality. Don’t worry too much about the spec – differences are mostly cosmetic.
Pay £10,000 for a 2 year old 1.6 diesel car with less than 20,000 miles on the clock. Or better still, buy a Focus.
Petrol Citroen C4s lose a lot of money and are probably best bought nearly new as a long term proposition. Buy a diesel car at 3 years old. Depreciation is fairly serious from the off but you’ll avoid most of it that way.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Citroen C4 you would aim to buy a 7 year old and you can keep it for some time before needing to worry about a big drop in value.
Diesel Citroen C4 cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Diesel Citroen C4 cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Petrol Citroen C4 cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.