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Citroën C3 1.6 HDi 16V Exclusive 5d (2008/08)

Citroën C3 1.6 HDi 16V Exclusive 5d (2008/08) - Owner Review

Well equipped but storage is exceptional for a small vehicle.

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Review submitted by
Clayton Rae on

Citroën C3 (02-10)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
That I'm more practical than image conscious.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
That it is quirky, doesn't suit me, and that they generally don't rate Citroens (never having had one).

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes. This is my fourth Citroen and all four have been good value for money, particularly the diesels.

What are you likely to buy next?
VW Passat Estate / Mitsubishi Outlander Phev.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
January 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes, it was my work lease car.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Had driven it from new as a lease vehicle so knew it's history.

What was the dealer like?
Lease company - insisted on me buying a years warranty but otherwise ok.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Not exciting but has good handling, reasonable performance and feels quite nippy. Trade off is that the suspension is a little stiff.

What's it like to park?
Very easy to park, good all round visibility.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Fuse box problems in year 6. Easily fixed by replacement but needed a knowledgeable garage (Citroen specialist) to diagnose. Trouble free for first 5 years and 120k.

What's most practical about your car?
Well equipped but storage is exceptional for a small vehicle.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Air con / climate control.

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