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Citroën C3 1.4i LX 5d (2002/52)

Citroën C3 1.4i LX 5d (2002/52) - Owner Review

Bit noisy. XSARA is much quieter.
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Citroën C3 (02-10)

Value

4 out of 5

Prices have gone up quite a bit since 2002. Extras and options bump the price up significantly.

Costs

4 out of 5

Still under warranty, not had 20,000 mile service yet which looks expensive.

Driving

4 out of 5

Bit noisy. XSARA is much quieter.

Performance

3 out of 5

Ok. Also I've had the 1.1 on loan which seemed quite good as well.

Reliability

3 out of 5

Needed spare keys when key battery failed, Engine management system correctly indicated there was a problem, but should it have happened at all!

Image

4 out of 5

Paid the extra for Black, which looks good. Mudflaps essential, but pricey.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Plenty of seat adjustment and room in the footwell for all sorts of sizes to drive. Slightly cramped in back.

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Insurance group: 6

Security

2 out of 5

Quirky. Cannot lock yourself out, but problems if key batteries go flat. Could not lock car with just the key.

Service

3 out of 5

Garage good, but Citroen UK seem to get things wrong sometimes.

Problems

Bodywork
Could do with sill protectors as standard.

Engine
EMU updated, fuel injection failed.

Gearbox
-

Other
Disk brakes squeal, hand brake mechanism noise when parking on slope - no fix for this! Bare metal brake and steering parts rust immediately and could be a problem when older. Don't know why they are not treated in manufacturing.

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