Product Type: CitroŽn cars
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A very comfortable drive
Member Name: Dogowner
Advantages: A great "digital" speedometer
Disadvantages: Boot is a bit difficult for my dog to get into.
I've only had this car for a couple of months and so I cannot really comment on the reliability which seems to worry some other reviewers. Perhaps some people write reviews only when they want to complain and overall a false perspective is achieved.
From a driver's point of view I find this car a delight to drive. It handles well and that includes roads covered in deep snow. The engine is quiet and responsive - the seats are very comfortable. I particularly like the digital speedometer - it is the only car that gives mr a permanent and clear view of speed without the steering wheel obscuring the view. I note that some auto magazines knocked the C3 for this feature - why? The overspeed audio warning is a very useful feature in these days of speed cameras.
The onboard journey computer is simple to use and very informative. By driving carefully I have achieved mpgs above 50 on short journeys (I drive the 1.4 petrol version)
One small problem did crop up after the first month which necessitated the change of accelerator pedal. The dealer picked my car up from my house and dropped it back repaired the same evening.
With the money back offer from Citroen this car represents amazing value for money. Previously I have owned a Peugeot 206 and a Suzuki Ignis 4 grip. This car is a marked improvement on both - especially the Suzuki.
I had the manufacturers dog guard fitted and this is very neat and does not forfeit any boot space or operation. The boot is deceitfully spacious on account of it being very deep. This makes for a high lip which takes an athletic dog to leap over - mine does but he is young. Inside he struggles to get a view of the outside world and we have put some cushions in for him to stand on. Oddly enough the lack of view makes him settle down better on a long journey.
If you have an interest in this car don't be put off by some very negative reviews - overall it is a great drive so give it a try.
Summary: A well thought out design that is great to drive.