2004 Citroen C2 Reviews

2004 Citroen C2 LX 1.4 HDI turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.4 HDI turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired154000 miles
Most recent distance157000 miles
Previous carChrysler Crossfire

Summary:

Excellent cheap motoring

Faults:

A noise that sounds like a squeaky groan when the engine moves - doesn't seem to be causing any problems though.

General Comments:

I bought this as a cheap as chips runabout until I can afford something newer and more luxurious, but it's such a good little car I'd be a fool to get rid of it. The mileage the car has racked up with the previous owner is quite amazing for a little car like this. The engine runs as sweet as; no smoke, no rattles, no oil usage.

The only real problem is with the quality of finish of the plastics and paint work. Citroen have saved money by painting with a very thin layer of paint, and the plastics on the interior are a bit scratchy and cheap, but then all these things mean the car is cheap to buy and is light too.

The car is averaging 55 mpg. I do very short journeys through the week, and then one decent motorway run most weekends, so 55 mpg average is quite impressive.

Everything still works on the car, no faults at all. Really can't complain about this car other than the boot is tiny, but that was a sacrifice worth making for such cheap motoring.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th May, 2010

2004 Citroen C2 Furio 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

Pretty, good looking cheap little car - it just needs to be looked after mechanically

Faults:

I bought a cute black 1.4 C2 Furio. As I'm only 19, I could not afford to buy any other relatively new car for £2500.

I'm really disappointed as I bought it privately, it was fine on the motorway home, but the following morning, on the way to uni it lost all power. Luckily I was going up a hill so managed to turn round and roll back down it. After having owned the car for less than 24 hours, this has been a major disappointment for me.

Luckily my brother is a master tech for Volvo, and his mate works at Citroen. All he had to mention was that it lost power and the Citroen guy knew it would be a throttle body, so that's an extra £200 to fork out (luckily my brother will fit it for free, and his mate can get the Citroen codey thing on his break).

This fault is really dangerous, and a recall should have been put in place just as Toyota has had to. Apparently water from the windscreen drips into the throttle body and it breaks because of that.

General Comments:

It's a lovely looking cute car. As I've only had it for 2 days, I can't really comment.

Previous to this, I had a P reg Renault Clio and I had no problems with that. A car 8 years newer however, has broken within 24 hours.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th May, 2010

12th May 2010, 12:14

With regard to a recall being out out, I think you'll find that's the difference between buying something like a Citroen and a Toyota in the first place.

Though Toyota got a real kicking in the press, at least they put a recall out, probably because they're a major player in the US market, whereas Citroen are pretty much only European.

As for your comment about an older car being more reliable, from experience my wife's had problems with quite a lot of her brand new company cars, examples include -- Front passenger door not opening from inside, wipers and indicators failing at the same time, aircon packing up, a seat adjuster snapping, hesitant acceleration, rear suspension bushes wearing prematurely, a multi-function display cutting in and out etc etc. Most of these were with a Saab 9-5, though not all, and one was with a Toyota!

Come to think of it, she's had problems with every new car she's ever had, because they're new it just means she can get stuff under warranty!

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 20 reviews