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Citroën C3 1.4 e-HDi Airdream VTR+ 5d EGS (2013/62)

Citroën C3 1.4 e-HDi Airdream VTR+ 5d EGS (2013/62) - Owner Review

Nothing, I hate all of it.
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Review submitted by
Dave W on

Citroën C3 (10-16)

Summary

1 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Says I'm getting old and couldn't care less about my image now :-( Awful looking vehicle. Friends find it very amusing I have one of these!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They laugh.The WORST thing of all is the EGS Gearbox. HOW DID ROAD SAFETY PASS THIS??? I've had so many heart in mouth moments it's frightening, especially at roundabouts as you put your foot down and literally nothing happens, it's those vital seconds that can prevent a serious RTA. I DO NOT feel safe in this. I drive extremely carefully and don't use excessive speed or revs.I WISH I'd have read this before I got one :-(.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No no no.I test drove one twice and it felt good, but after having it for the first week I realised just how uncomfortable the driving position is. I'm 6ft3" and although the head room is OK, the footwell design is beyond awful. The raise for the left foot is way too high and no room for the right foot to rest when in cruise control as my Seat had. Even on its lowest the seat is way to high in ratio to your arms and it has really set off my sciatic nerve pain.I simply can not get comfortable in it and long journeys are horrific.It's so bumpy, so don't believe the reviews that say it 'irons out potholes nicely', it's more likely to put your back out. At speeds of 70MPH you can't hear yourself think.

What are you likely to buy next?
Anything other than one of these.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£15,000

When did you buy the car?
January 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
It was OK.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted a diesel auto.Can't stand the shape as for people over 100 and every one laughed but went for practicality. How wrong I was!

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

1 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
WARNING:IF YOU'RE TALL-AVOID THIS CAR AND EGS IS TRULY DANGEROUS.I am a community nurse so need a car to do my job.I had a Seat Ibiza before which was superb but wanted a diesel auto for ease of driving and economy.I sadly went for one of these from brand new.Everyone laughed as said they were for v old people!I've had it now for 4 months and it is truly DIABOLICAL, in every sense.

What's it like to park?
OK, turning circle is alright but view out of rear is poor.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
It's all wrong. Bluetooth works sometimes. You have to shout to be heard!

What's most practical about your car?
Nothing, I hate all of it.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
I'd like to see the gadget used to crush it in a scrap yard!

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