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Citroën C3 1.4 HDi 16V SX 5d (2003/52)

Citroën C3 1.4 HDi 16V SX 5d (2003/52) - Owner Review

Lots of lean into the corners and gets unsettled easily on rough surfaces. Feel like you're sitting on it rather than in it.
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Citroën C3 (02-10)

Value

5 out of 5

60mpg (real world - mostly motorways at 85mph), v. cheap insurance and tax. Probably pricey depreciation though.

Costs

4 out of 5

Comfort (continued): Truly terrible gearstick (really hard to change and odd shape), Bad seats (feel cheap). Cheap plastics, but lots of stowage areas.

Driving

3 out of 5

Lots of lean into the corners and gets unsettled easily on rough surfaces. Feel like you're sitting on it rather than in it.

Performance

4 out of 5

Feels faster than the 0-60 time suggests as lots of low down torque (although below 1000rpm it's a bit dead).

Reliability

2 out of 5

So far had intermittent problems with turbo - unexpected on a young car, also had 4 punctures.

Image

4 out of 5

Actually good looking car especially when clean, but cheap badge

Comfort

3 out of 5

Surprising amount of electronic gadgets (e.g. warns you when door's open "Driver's door open" / "Rear left door open"), digital speedo, electronic brake assist, stalk mounted CD player controls (which work very well), electronic speed monitor.

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Insurance group: 10

Security

3 out of 5

Seems fine - good range on remote central locking

Service

4 out of 5

Prompt booking in for service

Problems

Bodywork
None

Engine
Intermitten loss of turbo although car still works, just a bit slower

Gearbox
Awful feel from gearbox - occassionally drops out of reverse gear and terrible stick

Other
4 punctures - seems excessive, perhaps just unlucky

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes