Citroen C3 Pluriel Review from Netherlands

2003 Citroen C3 Pluriel 1.6

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 Semi-Automatic
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance71000 miles
Previous carLand Rover Freelander

Summary:

A true successor of the 2CV

Faults:

Bought car from a local garage in Holland.

Upon taking delivery, roof would not close. Apparently a bad electrical contact. Fixed.

2 weeks later, roof would only open in first position and a loud rattle could be noticed.

Boot could not be opened.

Car was returned to garage, and with the help of a Citroen mechanic, repaired to full satisfaction.

The roof computer and roof cables were replaced. Furthermore all electric connections have been rechecked.

After extensive research on Internet, came to know there are mainly 3 rooftop issues (apart from leaking):

1) Broken roof runners

2) Roof cables

3) Gear of roof motor

Found a garage in the UK who can fix these easily without charging Citroen prices: www.chevroncitroenspecialists.com

General Comments:

A lovely car to drive, some rattles, but what do you expect from a 7 years old convertible.

No leaking thus far!

Very pleasant, light steering

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2010