2008 Citroen C3 Reviews

2008 Citroen C3 1.4 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.4 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles

Summary:

A fabulous buy!

Faults:

Nothing. Just normal brake and tyre replacements.

The car is absolutely superb.

General Comments:

A great car, and we have ordered a new Citroen.

It is so incredibly nippy that it is hard to believe that it only has a 1.4 diesel engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2011

2008 Citroen C3 1.4 HDI turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.4 HDI turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Very good

Faults:

Perfect reliability until 25,000 miles and then water got in the electrics; this caused the car computer to send out dire warnings re: a fault in the lights system. My local (dreadful) Citroen dealer told me not to worry. After going back to them FOUR times, they found a serious shorting fault, which was on the brink of causing a fire!! The plastic was melting around N/S rear light casing. The guy who found the fault said, "Good job you brought it in - you were on the brink of a fire!" I told him that I had brought it in FOUR TIMES.

General Comments:

The car is generally excellent, superbly reliable.

But be careful of electric faults, some of which are due to questionable build quality.

Nevertheless, this is a mechanically very fine car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2010

2008 Citroen C3 1.4 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.4 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance24000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

Superb, I genuinely cannot fault it

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

The C3 is a most excellent car. Never having owned a Citroen before, my wife and I were not too sure what to expect, but it is superb.

I cannot find anything to be critical about. The 1.4 HDI is amazingly nippy and incredibly economical - don't be surprised to get 60 plus in all-round, average use.

The car just scorches away at the lights, it would have been inconceivable for a diesel to behave in such a manner just a few years ago.

The steering is very light, but road 'feel' is always good.

The seats are very comfortable but firm - very important with my back problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2010

2008 Citroen C3 SX 1.4i 75BHP from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.4i 75BHP Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance550 miles
Previous carCitroen C3

Faults:

Nothing at the moment as the car is only nearly 2 months old.

General Comments:

I like the car; it's very nice and comfy, and feels more solid than my last C3, but it's a bit gutless. My last C3 1.4HDi Diesel seem to have more power, and would fly up hills, whereas this car can struggle, and you need to change down a lot and give it a lot of revs.

Fuel consumption still ain't great at the moment; I am getting about 31mpg, which is a bit disappointing, but my friend who recommended this car to me, and also my past 2 Citroens, said that I must give the engine time to run in, and then I should see an improvement in fuel consumption.

The equipment spec is really good compared to my old C3 Desire.

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

Review Date: 14th March, 2008

20th Apr 2008, 15:57

I have March 2008 C3 1.4hdi and travel to and from Maidstone and London each day and return 64.1 MPG.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 4 reviews