2005 Citroen C3 Stop Start 1.6 from UK and Ireland
Nice car, shame about the software
The engine management system (software) has failed 3 times in a year.
The first time it happened, a software reset was all that was required to fix it and the roadside engineer was able to do that.
The second time it happened, the engineer wasn't qualified to carry out a fix so the car was towed homes, and two days later was sent to the dealer, the software was rebooted again, and the car was 'fixed'.
The third time it happened, the roadside engineer didn't have a laptop and the car has had to be fixed as per the second occasion above.
The car is generally fantastic in every way with the exception of the system management fault.
The Stop start engine is very fuel efficient and the the car has returned over 30 mpg for driving in a large city. The car is equally good on longer journeys, with a swift turn of foot when required, and eats motorway miles with ease.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th November, 2006