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Citroën C3 1.4i Desire 5d (2003/53)

Citroën C3 1.4i Desire 5d (2003/53) - Owner Review

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Citroën C3 (02-10)

Value

5 out of 5

Citroen have so many good deals on. For the size of car and spec, this was very good value for money.

Costs

4 out of 5

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Driving

3 out of 5

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Performance

3 out of 5

This car is never going to win at a drag race. Not the torquiest small car in the world but what do you want from a car like this?

Reliability

1 out of 5

Loads of problems. Been back to the dealer about 15 times in 3 years all with problems with the engine management (although dealer claimed they were all different). If you're in a similar position, insist the EMU is changed under warranty.

Image

4 out of 5

Lovely designed car, looks good, Citroen have paid a lot of attention to details. Shame about the car under the bonnet.

Comfort

4 out of 5

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Insurance group: 6

Security

4 out of 5

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Service

1 out of 5

Treated like a second class citizen by dealership and changing car before warranty ends as warranty repairs have been value in 4 figures to date, and know I will be responsible for them after the warranty is up.

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
According to the EMU, loads (see Other)

Gearbox
A bit crunchy going into 1st after 2 years of driving.

Other
An EMU that constantly came up with new faults (alternator, harness, etc). Car kept cutting out on motorways, but Citroen claimed this hadn't happened as there was no fault code.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No