Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Good looking car - funky styling! Car is jam packed with gadgets and gizmo's that came as STANDARD! Build quality is good, fuel economy is excellent getting on average 55mpg - and that's not on motorways.
Cup holder is in the most stupidest place ever - and handbrake keeps catching the cup and therefore it keeps knocking it over. No cup holder for passengers. Minor and petty I know but it bothers me! No major problems however it has a tendency to go through light bulbs at an alarming rate. As a teacher would say - must try harder Citroen!

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
06-reg , Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have the VTS 180 variant and personally love this car. Actually my 2nd C4. I had a 1.6 before this and loved that one so purchased another. Been fault free bar a perished headlight washer pipe. To be expected when the car was stood for months without use in freezing conditions. Frozen water caused it to crack. Took 30 minutes to fix. Which is why I did not mark it down. Not really the cars fault more mine for not emptying the washer bottle before leaving it. Has been perfect since. Best car I have had to date.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable but poor interior build quality and feels slightly underpowered. Uses a fair amount of oil and not that economical. However, in the best part of 40,000 miles it has only experienced one minor problem and never refused to start or broken down. The central display and clever steering wheel design are nice touches but it can get sluggish with more than one passenger on board -needs oooompphh!

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had car 24 months and never had a fault which required the immediate assistance of an mechanic. cruise control failed but after a battery disconnection of 30 minute worked again as normal..general wear and tear otherwise. Running cost over long vehicle is good, managed 250 miles on half tank fuel, wheels average 55 pound each. not needed much work done to engine .

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

I had a previous c4 and had no problems with it. when deciding to change that car I looked at other makes / models but decided to remail with citroen. up to now I have had no problems. As with most motorists fuel is my greatest expenditure, especially as it is a diesel. on long journeys I average 65 - 70mpg so can't really complain.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

It is a differebntly styled car (coupe), not as good as class leading Focus but better looking and far better looking than boring over-rated golf. One fault was a window refusing to go back up when its guide broke in the door, otherwise perfectly ok.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had no problems with anything. Only complaint is because of the governments constant tax hikes [including overpriced vat-which they said was a short term measure] in fuel and their no-backbone approach to oil companys uping costs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Dissapointing, after 3 Xantias this car has failed to live up to the build quality, the comfort and the reliability of the Xantias. This car has cost me as much in repairs in 18 months, as the Xantias did in13 years!!!

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 2/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It has been a very reliable car just normal wear and tear and looks great when its polished, I have always liked the styling and it still looks fresh.
Being a Citroen you get used to the rattles!

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It has been reliable only issue s being windscreen washer fuses and now the egs gearbox seem slow to gain traction. I feel I should get better mpg although I do drive mainly insport mode.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good looking vehicle with a very smooth and comfortable ride. Ratling from rear shock absorbers (now fixed) and exhaust manifold gasket only problems to date. overall very happy.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 2/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good buy at the time, major discounts being a Citroen. Has been more reliable that expected - much more reliable than any Peugeot I have ever owned, and I have owned several!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

#it has never broken down in the three years I have had it. As it is used mostly in the city, I think that it does ok milage per gallon. very reliable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Have had no problems. Reasonable main dealer pricing for parts and servivcing.fuel consumption best on longer journeys.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Terrific car, economical and satisfying to drive. Boot space could be better. No problems, mechanical or other.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Over 18 months total reliability - only servicing required. 45mpg average. A well-built rattle free Citroen!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Nice enough initially but getting too many niggling faults/issues as it nears 5 years old.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Have had a fuel pump pack up on the motorway. Good on fuel have just replaced the tyres.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No mechanical or electrical fault. Based on manufacturers specification, its fine.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Beautiful to drive and ride in. Hopelessly unreliable - electrics every time.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 2/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It's built to a price. I was prepared to pay that price. All my fault!

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable, a bit noisy from the front wheels, but very, very economical

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Stylish,practical car let down by build quality issues.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 2/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent from day one. No problems at all so far

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Does what i need it to do. just what i wanted.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all. Tyres are very expensive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Never had a problem. Mpg worse than advised.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems. Fuel & tax only costs so far.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Mainly electrical faults/wiring

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 2/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Best deisel I have ever owned

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

good car, dealers not great

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Have had nomajor problems

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very reliable. Reliable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had no problems to date

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

very pleased

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

its great

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5