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Citroën C3 1.4 HDi 16V SX 5d (2002/52)

Citroën C3 1.4 HDi 16V SX 5d (2002/52) - Owner Review

Small enough to fit in garage....

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Review submitted by
Wd Allan on

Citroën C3 (02-10)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Nothing, unnoticeable I'd say.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They like the fuel consumption that's about all they say.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Probably not as the reviews say there are better cars.

What are you likely to buy next?
No idea, but the Renault clio or Ford fiesta are possibles.

Buying experience

1 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 2002

Did you get a good deal and why?
Discounted as expected. Average deal I believe. Nothing special.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Liked the 1.4 16v diesel engine for longer journeys and the renault clio 1.5 dci was too small a car.

What was the dealer like?
Rubbish. Actually caused more problems than fixed with the car.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Engine really nice, have to disconnect the MAF every tank full for a few minutes and something resets in the cpu (I assume) and the flat spot just disappears. Suspension crude and crashy. Brakes can grab without warning. Comfort ok even on long journeys.

What's it like to park?
OK, but lousy turning circle for such a small car.

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Has had a few faults over the 13 years of ownership. Air bag controller replaced, Brake usage cut out radio. NSF coil spring broke. MAF replaced. Fuel pipe disconnected. Ran like a tractor after air bag controller replaced. Rear disc rusted replaced after 18months, replacements have lasted 11.5 years! Radio reception stopped working, probably aerial connection at roof. Rest just age and mileage related.

What's most practical about your car?
Small enough to fit in garage....

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

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