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Citroën C3 1.4 HDi 16V SX 5d (2003/03)

Citroën C3 1.4 HDi 16V SX 5d (2003/03) - Owner Review

Good mph, low road tax.

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Review submitted by
James Pentecost on

Citroën C3 (02-10)


1 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Should have done more research before buying,had 3 Citroens before and no such problems. Will do home work in future.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think it looks ok until they hear of problems, workmate bought brand new C4 and has had similar problems.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Once bitten,twice shy.

What are you likely to buy next?
Looking at a Lancer or Mazda3, or a Vauxhall Astra or maybea Ford.

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?
December 2005

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Bought for my wife, she liked the shape

What was the dealer like?
Quite helpful- at first!

Driving it

1 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Labours in town, would not like to try and learn some one to drive in this car. Uncomfortable seats on long jouneys.

What's it like to park?
Not to bad but not great turning circle.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
One day after purchase the alternator belt melted, salesman asked if I had done any work on the car!, transpires that the alternator was fitted to the wrong side of the bracket, that was fixed but they had loosened the turbo intake hose and next day the car belched black smoke. 1 year later front spring snapped and tore the c.v. boot open, there had been a recall and we were n't advised. Turbo occasionaly cuts out as does the power stearing. Switchgear very flimsy, also car labours in town at 20mph in second gear!

What's most practical about your car?
Good mph, low road tax.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

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