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Citroën C3 1.4i 16V Stop and Start 5d Sensodrive (2005/55)

Citroën C3 1.4i 16V Stop and Start 5d Sensodrive (2005/55) - Owner Review

Roomy 5 doors with good (not great, but which supermini is.)rear passenger room. In winter months, icy glass clears very quickly.
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Review submitted by
Steve Carpenter on

Citroën C3 (02-10)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
possibly suited to the more mature drivers (we are) The C3 is stylishly quirky, well specified (even basic ones) & not the usual boxy shape.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
No Idea, don't care anyway!

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, definitely & we have............ this time a 1.6 Hdi Exclusive (Just ordered)because ours had a very heavy rear impact, surviving to be repaired. The car that hit us was a total write off!

What are you likely to buy next?
Another C3 (Maybe in 3 - 4 years time, when we have lived with the new one.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£5,400

When did you buy the car?
February 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
Had a very good deal, as these Stop Start C3's are not too common. Good trade in for our P/X also.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Had a C3 (1.4SX Auto) before, very reliable.

What was the dealer like?
Excellent service, they "found" this car for us so we could test drive it. (Stop Start & sensodrive is new to us)

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Sensodrive & Stop Start tekes some getting used to, but within a short while you begin to appreciate the ease at which the auto functioning 'box copes. You can always overide the the selected gear at any time, or drive it "manually" with the fingertip "paddles) behind the steering wheel. Ride can be firm, perhaps choppy on uneven surfaces, but it corners like a train! Speed sensitive power steering gives good feedback, the (VERY) positive brakes need a light touch. Cruising effortlessly on long journeys or nipping about town, it is responsive & fun to drive. Only real criticism is the head restaraints are not well situated on the front seats..... something Citroen have addressed on the later models.

What's it like to park?
Easy peasy ! This car har parking sensors, (a first for us) & give a great warning of objects behind you. Speed sensitive power steering makes light work in multistory car parks.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No faults at all, just like the previous C3 we had.

What's most practical about your car?
Roomy 5 doors with good (not great, but which supermini is.)rear passenger room. In winter months, icy glass clears very quickly.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Automatic everything! (Standard).... lights, wipers, climate control, gears......

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