Citroën C2

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As a replacement for the Citroen Saxo, the Citroen C2 had a lot to live up to, especially with the youth who favoured the former’s VTS and VTR models – plus the tempting deals offered by the French firm’s dealers.

  • Citroën C2 (03-09)
  • Citroën C2 GT (03-04)

As a replacement for the Citroen Saxo, the Citroen C2 had a lot to live up to, especially with the youth who favoured the former’s VTS and VTR models – plus the tempting deals offered by the French firm’s dealers.

Only available as a three-door model this supermini boasted some typically Citroen detailing and design. Inside the interior quality was a step-up from the Saxo’s, though still lagged behind some its more expensive rivals. It also struggled to match rivals for space, especially in the rear where legroom was rather tight and the boot space failed to break the 200-litre mark.

At launch there were five trim levels to choose from, with familiar L, LX, SX, Furio and VTR. In June 2008 the range was simplified to only include Vibe, Rhythm, VTR and VTS models – the latter offering a choice of diesel or petrol engines and sub ten second 0-62mph times.

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Most Popular Model Reviews

Citroën C2 Hatchback 2003 - 2009

3 out of 5
Citroën C2 Hatchback 2003 - 2009

New price range:
£7,995 - £12,295

Used price range:
£155 - £1,351

Cheap to buy and run, funky styling, easy to manoeuvre into small spaces
Lacklustre engines, sloppy gear change, some cheap interior plastics, overly light steering

Citroën C2 GT 2003 - 2004

2.5 out of 5
Citroën C2 GT 2003 - 2004

New price range:
£10,515

Used price range:
£214 - £658

Affordable to run, good fun to drive, sporty looks
Limited edition model, not quick enough to be a real hot hatch, no air conditioning, cramped rear seats

Citroën C2 VTS 2004 - 2009

3 out of 5
Citroën C2 VTS 2004 - 2009

New price range:
£10,940 - £14,145

Used price range:
£252 - £1,664

Neat handling, lively petrol engine with strong performance, also available with a diesel
Cramped in the back, some poor interior plastics, over-assisted steering

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