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Citroën C3 1.4i SX 5d (2003/03)

Citroën C3 1.4i SX 5d (2003/03) - Owner Review

Some roll and gearbox can fight you at times. First is really just a parking gear. Good acceleration. Runs happily on motorway and steering very light. Columns can obscure visibility more than expected.
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Citroën C3 (02-10)

Value

4 out of 5

Better to buy nearly new.

Costs

4 out of 5

Cheap to run and good insurance / tax bracket.

Driving

3 out of 5

Some roll and gearbox can fight you at times. First is really just a parking gear. Good acceleration. Runs happily on motorway and steering very light. Columns can obscure visibility more than expected.

Performance

3 out of 5

Handles well and reasonably quiet. Ride is firm, which seemed unusual with Citroen. Good mpg, particularly noticable on urban cycle.

Reliability

3 out of 5

So far so good - beware exterior bodywork is THIN. Gravel will leave small pits and don't lean too hard on your wings! Otherwise fine.

Image

5 out of 5

Mauritius blue with blue interior. Smart and cool, giving an excellent all-round look. Citroen style again...

Comfort

4 out of 5

Despite the plasticky interior build, drive comfort quite high. Controls are easily accesible, tilt and raise steering column and seats good. Plenty of headroom.

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Insurance group: 6

Security

3 out of 5

Immobiliser, blip lock. Alarm optional on this model.

Service

4 out of 5

Try and find a small local Citroen specialist - don't go to the big boys, they'll fleece you and take forever.

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
-

Gearbox
Bit picky, tight gates. Generally good.

Other
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Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes