2003 Citroen C3 1.6 petrol


It looked nice, but it has been very unreliable, considering the very short distance traveled


Front wheel bearings failed on both sides at 17000K (3 years). Citroen refused warranty, cost €300.

The electronic gizmo that tells the car which gear it is in failed at 39500K; cost €400 to clean.

Same part failed again at 42000k; cost €995 before negotiation reduced to €834.

General Comments:

Ride is very jerky and uncomfortable.

The car is in showroom condition with only 42000K about 25000 miles i.e. just run in, but worth very little, being 7/8 years old. Therefore we will have to suffer the consequences of buying a very poor car at a very high price €13500 in 2003.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th October, 2010