Citroen C15 Review from Spain

1996 Citroen C15 rd 1.7 diesel

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.7 diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Hiace

Summary:

I think that the Citroen C15 is an excellent car. Its the absolute bomb!!!

Faults:

We had to buy a new battery in Austria at 115,000 kilometers.

Also strangely for a diesel, the exhaust pipe snapped in two from rusting 100,000 kilometers.

The security switch which we had in our car (without us realizing) initiated after we hit a bump in the road, and cost us money for a tow. this could have been fixed by pressing a button under the bonnet...

General Comments:

This car is slow, but amazingly economical... we were going 800 kilometers off a 45 litre tank, which is really really good. We slept in the car for 3 months in a row and I'm 190 centimeters tall, all I did was push the seats forward a little and was extremely cozy. we slept in in minus 1 degrees in Germany without a problem.

And another thing especally for travelers is that this type of car has an excellent buy back price., meaning you won't lose too much money after you've done 50000 kilometres.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2003

26th Aug 2007, 18:35

Hello, could you tell me at what speed you were going (90 รณ 120) when you got 800km for 45 liters? Thank you.

1st Jun 2010, 17:36

I am on my 3rd C15 now. It's 03 reg and 87000 miles. I love them, they are so handy and nothing goes wrong with them. Trouble is, they can look very tatty if you dent the panels, but I call mine Marmite. I love it, but my friends think it's a dinosaur.

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review