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Citroën C3 1.4i VTR+ 5d (2011/11)

Citroën C3 1.4i VTR+ 5d (2011/11) - Owner Review

Great driving position, easy to use and drive, great unfussy controls.
5

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Review submitted by
Owen Smith on

Citroën C3 1.4i VTR+ 5d (2011/11)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I like something different to the usual small car.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They all loved it, especially the styling, comfort and colour (Citrus Green).

Would you buy this car again and why?
I would but unlikely as never have exactly the same car twice. I'm VERY interested in the C4 Cactus and like the look of the new C1 Airscape.

What are you likely to buy next?
Already replaced the C3 March 2014 with an MG 3. Lovely car to drive, but total opposite to the C3. When time comes I will go back to Citroen as miss the smooth ride and imaginative design, most likely the Cactus.

Buying experience

1 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£10,000

When did you buy the car?
March 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
I think I got a reasonable deal £3,000 off list price.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Serial Citroen buyer: BX, ZX, Berlingo, C3. Love Citroen comfort and style.

What was the dealer like?
Dreadful!! They were meant to settle the small amount of existing finance on the car I was trading in, this took a month of phone calls, them lying and changing their story. Eventually ended with being sworn at and threatened my sales manager. Finally sorted by financial ombudsman (and the police!). Rang Citroen UK and despite all the evidence I had they were totally disinterested and just said 'I'm sure the dealer would have a different version of events'....I'm sure they would, it's calling lying!

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Great to drive, not sporty or involving in any way BUT extremely smooth riding for a little car, great seats and very refined. Handles well but steering not involving. Gets hammered in plenty of professional reviews because of this but not everyone wants a hard riding sporty car to fling about, some people want a stylish, refined, very smooth car.

What's it like to park?
Easy, light steering, huge glass area so great visibility, decent turning circle.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No problems or issues with the car for the 50,000 miles and 3 years I kept it.

What's most practical about your car?
Great driving position, easy to use and drive, great unfussy controls.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Zenith windscreen!!!! Fantastic, especially for traffic lights when you are 1st in line..no more awkwardly leaning forward!!

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