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Citroën C1 VTR

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      25.01.2016 23:17
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      Citroën C1 VTR review


      The last C1 was only available with the Toyota-sourced 1.0-litre engine. Now PSA has doubled the choice by offering it’s own 1.2. We wouldn’t bother. The 1.2 does a reasonable job, but the engine is pretty ordinary and the five speed manual gearbox it’s mated to is rather rubbery and unsatisfying to use. The 1.0-litre is that little bit peppier and as a result is more suited to a small, light urban car.

      Not that the C1 can’t cope with life further afield. In fact due to the much improved noise insulation and altered rear suspension, the C1 is now a more placid car to pootle around in. It’s even OK if you choose to pitch it hard into a corner. It doesn’t have quite the eagerness and determination of a Fiat Panda, but it’s not bad. One last thing. You can option that cool-looking Airscape canvas sunroof, but bear in mind it does cause wind pulse above 30mp


      Be careful how your spec your small Citroen. Such are the graphic choices – inside as well as out – that you could end up with a complete dog’s dinner of a thing.Resist the temptation – and remember, even if options prices appear cheap, they’re still a rather high proportion of the low list price. You’ll ever get it back…

      It’s best to go steady, choose wisely, realise it’s still a small, cheap little car, oh, and prepare to compromise on luggage and passengers. It’s no tardis inside, although the overall ambience is quite cheery. Simple car, simple appeal – best keep it simple, then


      Since it only weighs 850kg or thereabouts and the engines can be had with stop/start, the C1 is a very cost-effective little car – probably more so than the Fiat Panda in fact. It officially averages nearly 75mpg and sub-90g/km CO2 makes the lack of a diesel option a non-issue. Just not quite a cheekily cool as the Italian car, though; in this sector, for many buyers, that matters


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