2007 Citroen C3 Exclusive 1.1 petrol from Italy


Nothing so far.

General Comments:

Honestly, before buying the C3 I wasn't a Citroen enthusiast but after five years of ownership, now I can say that I have definitely changed my mind.

It's easy and even fun to drive thanks to a soft and precise gearbox.

I find the Citroen very agile in the city (I'm from a typical Italian town with narrow streets) and also comfortable for highway trips.

It has a nice design that, in my opinion, looks a bit like the 2CV which is considered a symbol of the 1970s, liked by everybody.

The only flaw, is the front bumper which is very low and sometimes touches the floor on steep ramps, but you can solve it by steering a little.

To sum up, it is exactly what a good hatchback should be: agile, comfortable and reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2017

2007 Citroen C3 Exclusive 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland


Handles well and well equipped


Our previous C3 was a Sensodrive gearbox 1.4 engine. We found that when the car was changing gear, there wasn't enough power, and the car felt as if it was being pulled back each time it changed gear. We traded the car in for another C3 with a 1600 cc engine, and this has eliminated the problem completely; it's a far better car to drive with the larger engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th January, 2011

2007 Citroen C3 SX 1.4i from UK and Ireland


Old stock being sold for new, not up to standard


This car is a strange one, bought from the showroom literally. The car was manufactured in late 2007, but with all new trim inside.

Things needed already: after three months of ownership.

Two front drop links.

Front brake disks.

Fuel gauge adjustment.

All changed under warranty.

General Comments:

The car looks good, but drives very floaty boaty with road vibration felt through steering and pedals. All suspension components have been checked and they seem to be fine.

The car was quite rusty on the brake components hence the change of disks, I think this was due to it being in a compound for some months before finding it's way into a showroom.

The car also seems to feel wallowy when the petrol tank as been filled, but it then settles down. Drive quality is definitely reliant on weight with this vehicle.

I don't rate this car really, too many strange motion feelings when driving it, the dealers are not in-touch with things like this, surprise, surprise!! So the most you'll get are new drop links to replace the ones that were rusty with forward backward movement.

Cars are truly manufactured rubbish with mad computer controlled electrics, these new front wheel drive cars are P*** P***! with bouncy and weak engine mounts, weak drop link design, strange floating brake caliper systems, and all suspension linkage attached by crappy rubber bushes and bendy torsion bars, all running on horrible tyres like Michelin Energy, the most noisiest, hardest, bubbly bouncy tyres ever.

In total, there's more rigidity in a jelly after a few hundred miles. Where the hell are they going with cars these days; they all seem to be built with the same structural design in mind. "AND IT DOES NOT WORK!".

All the older vehicles I've had might of rusted, but they always drove good with great weighting and road presence. These days you sit inside a thin skinned biscuit tin and get thrown around and it gets called a small family car. That must be why there's more airbags needed, and I thought it was for safety, silly me??

Also finally in their wisdom Citroen decided that a coloured paint finish was not required under the bonnet, so they don't spray there. All you get is some combat green primer puke, my god that is bad!!!

To sum up don't buy new cars anymore, I've had five new cars from VW, Suzuki, Nissan, Citroen, over the past 7 years and they were all S***??

The most successful cars I've ever owned were:

1.8L Ford Sierra Sapphire. (FAB)

1.6L, 2.0L Ford Capri's. (FAB)

800 Robin Reliant. (FUN)

Not without some problems I must add, but I could fix it within hours and they drove fantastic, YEP, even the Reliant..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th April, 2009

7th May 2009, 16:44

Trade it in, and buy a proven second hand car if you don't like it. Not worth having something you don't like when you have to use it every day.

7th May 2009, 19:49

How do you find the Fuel Consumption? My friend has a 2008 57 reg C3 1.4i SX and he isn't impressed with its consumption. I get more mpg in my C2 1.6i 16v VTR SensoDrive than what he gets in his 1.4i.