2009 Citroen C3 Pluriel Review

2009 Citroen C3 Pluriel 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles
Previous carCitroen C3 Pluriel

Summary:

Funky, but slightly unreliable!

Faults:

There was a leak in the roof, which had to be fixed.

The moulding concealing the roof workings had to be re-secured and clips ordered.

The sun visor on the driver's side was almost unmovable when new, and then went to completely 'limp', so that had to be renewed.

The electric windows don't always respond, and once I left the window open all night, as one of the back windows had gone up, but not the other, and I didn't realise until the next morning.

The worse thing is that the dash board went off completely when I was driving on a dual carriageway with my daughter. We were going at 60 mph, having just overtaken a Landrover pulling a horse box, and then suddenly nothing! We slowed down, I hit the hazards (but I can't be sure if they registered with the electrics' failure) and it was very frightening. The steering went completely rigid as well.

It's been back in the garage yet again, and they've replaced the fuse box, but it's made me nervous to drive it, and I only picked it back up yesterday.

General Comments:

I owned a Citroen C3 Pluriel before I bought my new car, and I absolutely loved it.

There were no problems with my old car at all, and I had bought it from the rep. at the garage, so it had minimum mileage on it, but couldn't be classed as a 'new' car.

It drove like a dream for years, and then one day, after a really long drive, I reversed it onto my drive at home and the gear stick went completely 'limp' and wouldn't engage. We decided to sell it at this point and trade it in for a new one, but I chose the same car as I really had enjoyed my old one.

I'm still not sure... yet!

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

Review Date: 21st October, 2010