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Citroën C3 1.4 VTi 16V Exclusive 5d (2010/60)

Citroën C3 1.4 VTi 16V Exclusive 5d (2010/60) - Owner Review

For the size of car, the boot is quite large and not far off my previous car, a Mazda 3! There are lots of storage cubbies and a useful under seat tray, but be warned, the glove box is tiny and taken up mostly by the fuse box! Without the tray you would be struggling!
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Review submitted by
Daniel Russell on

Citroën C3 (10-16)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It is different!, You are a fan of the avantgarde and unusual, LOOK AT ME!, A breath of fresh air and not a FORD!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Love it, especially the zenith windscreen and the very dazzling Botticelli Blue paint (like the picture below), which brightens up even the dullest of days. Having had the old C3 1.4 SX, which was much loved by my family and I, the new one is a great improvement on an already great car! My only complaints are the very small glove box and the fiddly controls on pods for the radio and cruise control, but i guess over time i will learn them!!

Would you buy this car again and why?
Most definitely!

What are you likely to buy next?
Have just brought the C3 a month ago!!!!!! Would be another Citroen though definitely!

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£13,100

When did you buy the car?
September 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
I brought my car over the internet from Citroen Supermarket.com, which is the online division of main dealer LMC of Farnham Limited. They discounted the price of my car by £1700 and 4 years interest free credit!

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Loved the old C3 which i had for 3 years and the attractions of the same quirky looks, the fact it was not a Ford, the Zenith Windscreen and the good equipment levels and economical running costs!

What was the dealer like?
Superb in every respect, professional, courteous and nothing was too much trouble. The most painless car purchase i have ever had!

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
An absolute joy! Mine has the newly designed 1.4VTI 95hp petrol engine, which is very economical, cheap to run and is nice and lively. Even when brand new, the engine had lots of power, even in the hilly area i live. It has great visibility, a very nice ride which soaks up bumps, it is very quiet and i sometimes struggle to hear the engine at tickover and low speed! It has great handling, which i have found to be very good on bends, not wallowing as some reviewers have said. It is comfortable and has a great driving position. I love it and it is much better than the old c3 in every respect!

What's it like to park?
An absolute doddle thanks to great visibility, very precise and light steering and in narrow parking garages, folding electric mirrors! The one thing i would say is that driving the old and new C3, the new one is much wider and not far as long as my old Mazda, so it is a case of the supermini growing up!

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
It is still fairly early days, but the new C3 is very well made and feels solid. I have had an issue with the dashboard on the pre handover check because the passenger side bows, where the sections have not been joined together correctly at the factory and the right side is perfect. I reported this to LMC and they have arranged for a local dealer to repair this under warranty!

What's most practical about your car?
For the size of car, the boot is quite large and not far off my previous car, a Mazda 3! There are lots of storage cubbies and a useful under seat tray, but be warned, the glove box is tiny and taken up mostly by the fuse box! Without the tray you would be struggling!

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The under seat tray! Cruise control Climate control Driver and Passenger Height Adjusting seats! The Zenith Windscreen - It has to be seen to be believed and do not believe the negative reviewers, you do not feel vulnerable with all the glass and you are well protected in rollovers by a solid steel roll cage and window frame.

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