Citroen C3 Review from Spain

2003 Citroen C3 1.6 petrol

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired3950 kilometres
Most recent distance42000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

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

Faults:

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

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 1 review