2005 Citroen C2 VTS 1.6


Amazing, fun, cheap


No problems at all.

General Comments:

Just bought my C2 VTS last week. Had been wanting one for ages, and I'm not disappointed :)

The car is an 05, but had only done 32k miles from new. I thought these could be dodgy, so I took it for a good check over of everything on the car, and there were absolutely so problems at all.

Was worried about timing belts, since the car's 6 years old, but I asked Citroen, and they say it's 80k miles or 10 years, which is a lot longer than other cars. Good.

As for performance and handling... it's a very quick little car!! Just as fast to 60 as a 500 Abarth! Handling's sweet too; it has nearly no body roll, and the tyres are very sticky in all weather.

Running costs are very good as well. I'm averaging 37.6mpg, and that's just driving around town. Have had 60mpg showing on motorways when driving carefully. I know most of you will say that's a lie, but it's honestly what you can get with a light foot.

It's cheap to insure and tax as well. A similar Polo GTi or Corsa SRi is much more expensive in both areas. 155 a year tax.

In conclusion, it's a great little car, and I'd recommend buying one to everyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th September, 2011

2005 Citroen C2 VTR 1.6


Despite the problems I really like the car, dealership service dept has been exceptional


Sensodrive extremely jerky

Sometimes can't decided what gear it should be in especially on hills

Noise from brakes when reversing

Seat covers poorly fitted

Creaking drivers seat

Loose and marked trim.

General Comments:

Had GT model before extremely pleased with it (except for noisy brakes in reverse!) bought VTR for the higher spec and sensodrive.

VTR been back to dealership 4 times with faults, Sensodrive better now, but sometimes still hesitant about what gear to be in, not reassuring when pulling out onto busy round-a-bout!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th August, 2005

5th Sep 2005, 09:36

I can't find any faults with mine, if it is hesitating just use the paddles.

8th Nov 2005, 08:49

Cheap little c2 cars are such poor quality.

8th Dec 2005, 13:06

The french's attempt to recreate german excellence, can't be good.

13th Oct 2006, 23:48

I have recently purchased an 05 C2 VTR in Australia and so far have had no problems. As far as I can see it's a great little performer and seems solidly built.

Have a mechanic look at it before purchase if its used or get it from the dealer. Don't worry about the scaremongering and use the paddles!

2005 Citroen C2 Furio Ministry of Sound 1.4 petrol


Eye-catching sporty car for little cash


So far I am happy to report that there are no faults with the car.

The clutch does seem to have an imprecise feel when changing gear and accelerating.

General Comments:

Overall the car is great. It looks and drives fantastic, and as the car is the Ministry of Sound model, the stereo quality is excellent.

For a 1.4 8v, the car is surprising quick, and so far it is returning about 35mpg.

The car is insurance group 4, which makes for low insurance bills.

The interior looks very sporty with the seats and the digital dash display.

However, the overall quality of the cars interior is average.

There are not many other cars that look this good for the money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2005

1st Dec 2006, 03:53

Russ, buy the Toyota or any other Japanese small car. Buy anything, but a Citroen. Trust me on this.

17th Dec 2006, 15:13

If you have £10000 plus yeh buy one if you want to save £3000 and have a good little car buy the citroen.