2010 Citroen C3 HDI 1.6 turbo diesel
Good, but falling short of its promise
I too went for another C3 because my first one was so good.
The new one looks much better, but it is not the 'goer' that the first one was, despite having a bigger engine. It quickly runs out of stamina on any hill (my first 1.4 smaller-engined diesel used to laugh at them). Okay, the gearbox has to be used. I have no doubt that overall performance figures are slightly better on this one, but the 'feeling' is that it is heavier and slower, especially around town.
So the new one looks a real glamour car (my old C3 didn't), but it does not seem to deliver, and that is disappointing.
Bonnet keeps opening on its own.
Child locks keep operating, and even pressing the release button on the dash will not allow rear passengers to get out!
Cup holders have mysteriously gone.
Fuel consumption is higher than the Citroen estimate.
I still like many things about this car, and would buy another Citroen, but would be more careful in checking things out.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th December, 2011