Used Citroën C2 (2003 - 2009) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 26 Feb 2013
3
The Citroen C2 carries on where its predecessor, the Saxo, left and is a neatly packaged, easy to drive and affordable small hatchback. It's also well equipped and cheap to run, so makes an ideal choice as a first car.

Citroën C2 (03-09)
Cheap to buy and run, funky styling, easy to manoeuvre into small spaces
Lacklustre engines, sloppy gear change, some cheap interior plastics, overly light steering

New price range:

£7,880 - £12,150

Used price range:

£163 - £1,346

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

The Citroen C2 carries on where its predecessor, the Saxo, left and is a neatly packaged, easy to drive and affordable small hatchback. It's also well equipped and cheap to run, so makes an ideal choice as a first car. Unfortunately build quality and refinement are in short supply and the plasticky interior isn't particularly pleasant or comfortable.

There are some neat touches though, like a split-opening hatch and a paddleshift gearchange option on certain models, but on the road the C2 is outclassed by similarly priced alternatives. In 2008 the model was facelifted with a new front bumper and grille while equipment levels were upped.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

2.5 out of 5

Handling

2.5 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

3 out of 5

Running costs

4.5 out of 5

Green credentials

5 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 The car has electric windows (hard pressed to find on them little hatchbacks from that age) & electric wing mirrors which is a nice touch. The boot is actually quite big considering some of the...  

5 out of 5

Tommy Nguyen ,   22 Apr 2015    ... read more

 20000 miles service interval is very impressive. Oil is only 3 litres. Low insurance and consistent above 50mpg consumption. Truely very low cost to maintain. Unlike older French cars electrical is...  

4 out of 5

Chi Chan ,   12 Oct 2014    ... read more

 Big wide doors to be able to get in and out of when you suffer with arthritis in the knees.  

5 out of 5

Katherine Tyrrell ,   09 Sep 2014    ... read more

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