Product Type: CitroŽn cars
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Citroen C3 Desire 1.6HDi Diesel (03 Reg)
Member Name: verso
Advantages: Roomy and great looking
Disadvantages: Reliability once it gets past 3 years old
I've had my Citroen for just over 3 years, bought it used from a Citroen dealer, with 20,000 on the clock. For 2 years, it's been great - it's roomy, massive boot compared to its size. However, now I've got the dreaded Engine Management Light problems. It happens once the engine has heated up a little. The light comes on, the car jolts, and then the batter lightcomes on and we have NO power. It can happen at any time, although seems to occur when you acceclerate out of a junction or at a rounddabout. I daren't got on the moterway at all now. i've got 2 yound children and the thought of having no power in the middle of a dual carrirageway terrifies me. It's due to go into the dealers this week (provided I can get it there!). There's a lot of talk about this porblem on the following weblink: http://www.autostalk.com/citroen/citroen-c3-proble ms-220743.html.
Summary: Have loved it up til now, but wouldn't buy another :(