2004 Citroen C3 Desire 1.4 diesel from UK and Ireland
Economy - both fuel consumption and purchase price
Only bug was that once, when starting it got confused when I pressed the accelerator. The electric power steering became disabled until re-started.
Best car I have ever purchased. Very economical (65-70 mpg average) and very quiet for a diesel. Performance is good and road holding fine - the variable power steering makes parking really easy. Everyone says it looks good with its unusual egg shape with a hint of a 2CV about it. The air-con is very efficient and quick to cool. It was also the cheapest of all the alternative makes and models. I worry a little that all the electronics may one day go wrong, but I am extremely impressed with the 70hp turbo diesel engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th June, 2004
24th Jul 2005, 09:40
I've just brought a citroen1.4 desire 5door been reading other peoples comments hope I don't get same problemss as all you say you get its my very first car new driver.
28th Jan 2006, 09:45
I Have had an 03 Citroen C3 1.4 HDi desire since april 2005, the car has been fantastic to drive, slight niggle with electronics specifically the button operated child locks, when first operated and tested doors the child locks worked fine, until 30 minutes or so later on A9 at 65-70mph when my 3 year old daughter opened the door from the inside (child lock still switched on). software download cured this before any serious incidents occurred. nippy 1.4 Diesel engine is good in town, not going to be a tyre burner by any manner of means, but certainly a reasonable budget diesel car. Have now moved on to a C5, hopefully will have as many trouble free miles with that. hmmmm.
26th Jan 2005, 05:55
My neighbor just had a CA54 reg C3 1.4HDi Desire on 24/1/05. He said its nice and quiet, but not so powerful as his Saxo 1.1i Desire.