2008 Citroen C1 1.0 from UK and Ireland
Economical but also fantastic
Needed new clutch, and a new exhaust... but these are just consumables...
Astonishing Japanese built engine, and the design (this car is basically Japanese). Okay it's not the best on motorways... and is a bit tinny... BUT it is seriously economical, both tax and petrol, cost of running is low (it has a camchain you know). Easy to work on AND because of the great rear 'hatch' design - you can carry 3m length of pipe, wood etc etc. This car has worked out as a fantastic 'van'. Most hatches will not allow you to legally/safely carry 3m stuff, but this will.
My ONLY complaints are I think it needs a bit more comfortable seat for 5 hours sits and needs a bit more sound proofing... but is it getting old though.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th March, 2018