2009 Citroen C3 Review

2009 Citroen C3 1.6 petrol from South Africa

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired17000 kilometres
Most recent distance19000 kilometres
Previous carKia Picanto

Summary:

Nice car with lots of features, but also with problems

Faults:

Tow bar caused light fault error. This was due to some dirt getting onto a micro switch in the trailer plug that I had no knowledge of, and was not warned about in the handbook.

Smoke coming from air vents while driving in peak time traffic. Been told it was the clutch burning from being used used in traffic. This caused the burning to be pulled into the aircon filter. The Citroen service manager told me that I must not use the clutch in slow moving traffic. How am I suppose to drive at 10/15 KM/h without using the clutch? Was told if I do, the maintenance and warranty cover would not cover this. A problem I never had before with other cars.

General Comments:

The car feels bigger then what it feels.

I found the car not to be as steadfast on the road as any of the previous cars when cornering.

The car feels loose on the road when driving at high speeds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd January, 2010

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 1 review