Citroën C1

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First on sale in 2005, the Citroen C1 is a city car developed as a joint venture with Peugeot’s 108 and the Toyota Aygo. They feature three or five doors and a 1-litre petrol engine. That means fuel economy of a claimed 61.4mpg, which makes this car ideal for city driving.

  • Citroën C1 (05-14)

First on sale in 2005, the Citroen C1 is a city car developed as a joint venture with Peugeot’s 108 and the Toyota Aygo. They feature three or five doors and a 1-litre petrol engine. That means fuel economy of a claimed 61.4mpg, which makes this car ideal for city driving.

There was also a 1.4-litre diesel engine capable of 68.9mpg, but this wasn’t as good for driving at lower speeds. Three trim levels were on offer: Vibe, Rhythm and Code. Over the period it was on sale there was also a pair of special editions: Cool and Airplay.

In 2009 there was a facelift which included a new grille and a refresh of the trim levels. Vibe became VT, Rhythm was VTR and there was a special edition launch model called Splash. The engines remained the same, but were tweaked to become more efficient.

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Most Popular New and Used Model Reviews

Citroën C1 Hatchback 2014 on

3.5 out of 5
Citroën C1 Hatchback 2014 on

New price range:
£9,450 - £13,920

Used price range:
£3,020 - £10,150

  • Distinctive looks
  • Low running costs
  • Fun Airscape trim
  • Cramped cabin
  • Noisy engines
  • Miserly spec on basic model

Citroën C1 Hatchback 2005 - 2014

4 out of 5
Citroën C1 Hatchback 2005 - 2014

New price range:
£7,351 - £11,245

Used price range:
£746 - £4,600

  • Cheap to run
  • Great fun to drive
  • Nippy petrol engine
  • Fits in the smallest of spaces
  • Limited range
  • Tiny boot
  • Noisy on the motorway

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