Performs well, parts back up atrocious
Almost immediately I bought it, the glove box locked up on me. I returned to the main dealer and they told me that they needed a part. They asked me if I wanted it left closed or broken open I said that I wanted it closed. They broke it open and I was left with a glove box flapping open, (but not told). Several staff now tell me that they have ordered the part, but all say they have no way of chasing it because 'it is back order'. It's been over two months now and no prospect of getting the part. Apparently any part that is not a 'regular part' is placed on back order and is not even manufactured until Citroen have enough orders for a run. Estimates given to me range from three weeks (long gone) to six months.
The car is a light, lively & nippy performer. On the whole I am happy with it. The diesel engine gives a sparky performance around town and the mpg is fantastic in comparison with my Accord petrol 2 litre. My petrol bill has halved.
I am unsure of the quality of the interior finish for the seats and side doors. I am concerned that the cloth & trim fabric might show signs of wear too easily. On the whole the car does not have the build quality of a Honda Accord or Civic (more bucks), but is a match for a Jazz or a Focus which is about the same size car. The gadgets are great, especially the ability to get instant read outs on current MPG and average MPG. I get 49 mpg average, and I am stuck in traffic every weekday morning.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th April, 2006