Our 13 year old Exclusive was a 60th birthday present for my wife with a view to touring France which never happened. It hasn't been any trouble with the only problems being a Cat (Nicked!!) and very recently a new battery and glow plugs but we have a yen for something newer. My own car is a MK3 Galaxy which has been a very disappointing replacement for my previous MK1 and MK2 but that is another issue although it has made me very nervous about making the same mistake with the Picasso. We have been looking around on and off for about 2 years now and, among other problems, we find the wave of depression when getting into the now standard all black interiors a grear put off and also the near impossible task of squeezing my short legged 6' frame through the door of over 90% of recent models. To put it into perspective all Vauxhalls upto and now including the Zafira are out of bounds along with many others including the latest Sportage.
We have found that the best way of appreciating just how good the Picasso is is to try and find something better and we always drive home wondering what we shall do if it ever dies.
So - the questions are -
How does the C3 compare for ride and comfort? We have given up hope of finding something with second row seating which comes close to the old Picasso.
How do the petrol engines compare with the old 2.0L diesel? We have been disgusted with the performance of the petrol engines in the very few alernatives that I have been able to get into.
I have made very few visits to this site before because the old motor has been so reliable that we just take it for granted and our Daughter in law is now lusting after it if we ever find anythig to replace it.