Citroen C2 Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

2007 Citroen C2 VTR 1.6 litre

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6 litre Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired6 kilometres
Most recent distance500 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 850

Summary:

Enjoyable

Faults:

Not a thing, but I have only just got it.

General Comments:

I have only had this car for just on a week now, so not very long. So you might ask why I am posting this review? Well in answer to your question, when I was looking at buying a new car, there were just a few things I wanted from a car; cheap to run. looks nice. good build quality and reliable. So like most people, I jumped on the Internet and started to research vehicles that I was interested in, one of those being the Citroen C2.

I didn't really find much help other than this web site. But even after reading these posts, I still was unsure on this senso-drive thingy. Even after test driving it, I was still going do I like it or not.

Anyhow, after lots of deliberation, I bought the C2 VTR with the senso-drive and I love it. It's great fun and it is so easy; why anyone would have a normal manual when you can have these paddles? I just wouldn't understand. It's just as smooth as any other manual gear shift, but it has the option of being an auto–manual as well the best of both worlds.

The car is great, and also the finish is great.

The 1.6 engine is strong, and it handles with grip.

So that's that; I hope this helps others looking for info, and I will be adding another review in a few months or so just as an update.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2008

14th Mar 2008, 17:51

I am taking delivery of a C2 1.6i 16v VTR Sensodrive in Poseidon Blue next month as I am a fan of the sensodrive gearbox, after owning my 05 C3 1.6i 16v exclusive sensodrive for nearly 3 years next month. It just had its mot and flew through it with no problems. If this new car will be as good as the C3 I've got now, I will be pleased.

24th Feb 2010, 13:28

I am planning to buy a new Citroen C2 VTR, and I found this site, which was very helpful for my decision. I believe that all the gearbox problems are due to software, which is something easier to fix than if it was mechanical. I'd like to ask here does somebody knows if there is any upgrade or improvement in the engine, since this car model appeared till this day, or is it still the same? I'd appreciate your comments. Thank you, and thanks to this comment site.

2006 Citroen C2 VTS

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.4 / 10
Distance when acquired15 kilometres
Most recent distance15000 kilometres
Previous carLexus LS400

Summary:

French and crap appear to go together well

Faults:

This car is deadset the biggest pile of crap I think I have ever had the displeasure of driving.

Problems:

Misaligned panel gaps

Lethargic power from engine (did someone say Sporty...hmmm)

Manual gearbox allows selection from 5th to reverse. That is, there is no lock out on reverse so you could accidently select reverse instead of 4th when changing down and have the gearbox come flying up through the floor.

Door trim rattles

Dash rattles

Misaligned plastic trims

Plastic under steering column loose

Rear brakes completely stuffed. Squealing and shuddering

Knocking from front left wheel over even minor bumps in the road

Air con intermittently switches itself off

Digital centre display invisible in sunlight

When I switch on lights, I get a electric buzzing sound from the stalk.

Drivers seat loose

Drivers power window stopped working

Remote central locking works when it feels like it. I now lock it with the key and check each door before walking away as I don't trust it.

Rattle from boot lid.

All in 15,000km.

Who would have thought.

I would never and I recommend no one else ever buy a French car. I gave it a go, but was let down. I am spreading the word. Back to Japanese cars forever now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st December, 2006

24th Mar 2007, 06:21

Wow..I thought I'd had problems with my VTS. Looks like I've been lucky, I've only had my inlet manifold fall off, door window seal come loose and paint peeling from the tailgate.

It has bee back to have a faulty coil changed too though.

I think with all those faults you could reject the car and get a new one, if you were in the UK.

Got to admit the build quality of mine is pretty good... so far! No squeaks or rattles, body panel put together well.

Time will tell though, the materials used don't seem the most robust!!!

Later Steve.

24th Mar 2007, 15:06

I have a Saxo VTR. hasn't gave me any problems yet. I was thinking about getting one of those C4'S. Got to admit they look pretty cool. These comments and reviews just put me off though. It will either be a C4, an Astra or an older BMW 3 series.

6th Jun 2007, 22:54

I have a 2006 VTR Sensodrive, now with 20K on the clock, from new.

Its attractive and well designed. It's fast, easy to drive, and the gearshift is very fast.

Attractive contemporary interior treatment, with supportive seats.

Very economical, great fun to drive.

I have no rattles, no mechanical problems, great customer after sales support, and interest shown by my dealer.

In my opinion it makes ALL the other hatches on the market (including the other Frenchies and especially the Japanese cars) look and feel like old fashioned, old technology, klunky 1980's plastic boxes.

I think it's a good product at a great price.

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews