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Citroën C3 1.4 HDi LX 5d (2004/54)

Citroën C3 1.4 HDi LX 5d (2004/54) - Owner Review

Low running costs, yet quite a big car feel.

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Review submitted by
John Andrews on

Citroën C3 (02-10)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It's a practical car, that's all.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Cheap and cheerful.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, but only as a small and cheap runaround. For the image concious, this is not quite the tool.

What are you likely to buy next?
BMW 1 or 3 Series or a Mercedes.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
September 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
I did get a good deal as a discount was offered and the car was in very good condition.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Low running costs in general.

What was the dealer like?
Very helpful and professional.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Reasonably fast, can do 100mph fairly easily and also handles pretty well. Easy to park. Quite slow on initial acceleration. Have to use the gears a fair amount being a relatively small diesel.

What's it like to park?
Not the best, but reasonable.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
As I've done 28,000 miles yes, but probably to be expected, new clutch, brakes, injector service, fuel lines and several smaller things.

What's most practical about your car?
Low running costs, yet quite a big car feel.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Quite a good sound system as standard.

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