2003 Citroen C3 Pluriel from Australia and New Zealand
Good looking, but dangerous. It'll be a love/hate relationship
My Mother got a C3 Pluriel, in I think 2003.
It was such a good looking car, and she is not into cars, so she didn't look into the actual behavior of such a car.
We were the first to purchase this car in Victoria. Everyone raves about its appearance and its features. We love the car. But the car, is shocking.
Up to every time we stop (at lights, slow to turn), the engine cuts out, there is a loud beeping noise, and if you try to accelerate, the engine backfires. The car is semi-auto, but it switches to manual automatically, when this happens. The computer shuts itself down, and sometimes, won't restart for a few minutes, up to a day, or occasionally more. We've had the car for 5-6 years and this problem, has been re-occurring for two of those years.
The dealership in which we bought it, was hopeless. So moved to an independent Citroen mechanic, they have done nothing to fix this. Once they find something, they fix it. And "that will solve everything." 30 days, $2,000 later, again. And again. And again.
WE WANT THE CAR FIXED.
Does anyone know what has gone wrong with their Citroen C3 Pluriel, or just know, PLEASE share.
Or any further comments, thank you.
My advice is, it's a sure buy for a short-time. Over the warranty (ain't that the way), it's useless.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd September, 2010