2011 Citroen C3 Exclusive 1.6 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Nothing has gone wrong yet, this is a seriously good car, but it does have one or two annoying features to the degree that good ideas have been dropped.
The lever for opening the bonnet is in a seriously daft place (on the floor near the near side door). Result? My wife often kicks open the bonnet when getting out of the car, none of us are aware of this, of course.
There is nowhere to hang your suit, because the handles/hooks above the rear doors have gone! With respect, this is just stupid!
Also, areas to place cups/cans when on the move have gone. My old C3 did not lack them. Why??
The engine is superb as you would expect from a Citroen diesel. Handled the right way, this diesel is seriously quick, but the gear box has to be used. The car is heavier than my first C3.
My wife and I find the comfort standard to be excellent.
Fuel consumption is nowhere as good as we were led to expect. I get 50-54 on shorter-type journeys. I can achieve 60MPG on a long run, but only if I keep below 70MPH. Okay, this is still not bad, but it is below what the Citroen saleman who sold me the car promised.
The cabin area is great, very attractive, and we both love the 'over and above' windscreen. This does not make the car too hot in summer, because the glass is well tinted.
Overall, a great little car, just those one or two niggles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th December, 2011