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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 28th February 2020, 21:45 Thread Starter
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DS4 Crossback ride

Hi, I'm thinking of changing my 2010 C4 Coupe for a DS4 Crossback 1.6 Blue HDI. I been doing alot of research and keep reading about poor ride, big steering wheel and bad mpg, is this all true?

Can someone give me an honest answer as I really like the look of the car and can live with the lack of room in the back. I'm sure it will drive better than my C4...?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 28th February 2020, 23:13
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We got rid of our DS4 Crossback 1.6 Blue HDI 120 Manual (reg 30/11/2015).
We did find the steering wheel unnecessarily large. Access to the rear seats was also little difficult, due to the shape of the rear doors, in relation to the rear seat squab. Mpg was nothing special, giving around 4/5 miles less than our previous Citroen C4 1.6 diesel.

However, the really disappointing thing we found, was the ridiculously high gearing, requiring numerous gear changes, when negotiating twisty back roads. This probably contributed to the lower mpg. Once you're on motorways/duel-lane carriageways at 60mph+ in 6th gear, it's fine. otherwise, as we said, disappointing.

We replaced the DS4 with a 2019 C4 Cactus Flair 1.2 Puretach Auto.
In our opinion, a much better car, in every way.

Cactus Flair 2019, PureTech 1.2 S&S 110 EAT6 auto. Pearl White with Black "Cross" Alloy Wheels.
DS4 Crossback 1.6 diesel - Gone
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The mpg must be better than my 2.0HDi and it's pretty good, generally always over 50mpg.

Ride is a bit harsh, again, mine has the 19" wheels. firmer is more fun that softer suspension.

Never use the back as there's never more than me in the car, it does look a bit neat for adults.

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I have a 2.0 EAT6 Crossback with 19” low profile wheels and the ride is a bit harsh on bumpy roads but I don’t find it too bad.
I have noticed the steering or felt it too large.

For a family car the back is a bit restricted but you have to keep in mind the DS4 was advertised by Citroen a a coupe, a lot of people forget that. As there is normally only two of us in the car it’s no problem.

Being an auto I cannot comment on the gearing.

Unlike YOG I moved from a Cactus Flair 1.2 ETG to the Crossback and think the Crossback is the much better car, for me anyway.

2016 DS4 Crossback 2.0 BlueHDi 180 EAT6
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2005 C4 VTR+ 1.6 manual petrol
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Thanks for your responses, I think I need to drive one! It will mainly be used as a two seater. I'm finding it hard to find one in the Kent area to test drive. The one I have seen is up North, which is a long way to go without test driving one first. They way I look at it, the DS4 Crossback must be a better driving experience than my 2010 C4 Coupe?
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I don’t know where you are in Kent but Wilmoths Hastings have one according to their website.

https://www.wilmoths.co.uk/ds/used-cars/ds4-crossback/

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As it has the 18” wheels the ride shouldn’t be over harsh

2016 DS4 Crossback 2.0 BlueHDi 180 EAT6
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