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Citroën C3 1.4 e-HDi Airdream VTR+ 5d EGS (2012/12)

Citroën C3 1.4 e-HDi Airdream VTR+ 5d EGS (2012/12) - Owner Review

Standard practicality.

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Review submitted by
Dave Painter on

Citroën C3 (10-16)


3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

Would you buy this car again and why?
No EGS gearbox is not good enough.

What are you likely to buy next?
Another small economical auto.

Buying experience

3 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 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Standard deal.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Auto gearbox and claimed economy.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Refinement, ride, handling, interior all OK EGS gearbox is smooth changing BUT it has a dangerous habit of leaving you hanging at junctions and roundabouts when you want to accelerate and there is a delay Also has a habit of disengaging when you select reverse. You then cannot select any reverse or forward gears. You have to stop and turn ignition on and off to get the gearbox running again. Must be software issue but it is embarrassing.

What's it like to park?

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Yes the clutch failed at 24k miles Citroen refused to replace under warranty claimed it was due to wear and tear caused by driving style Given that the car has only been drive in auto mode without the driver getting involved with changing gear then I don't see how.

What's most practical about your car?
Standard practicality.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

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