Product Type: CitroŽn cars
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The perfect first car, for a guy or a girl!
Member Name: EliseRoseann
Advantages: Easy to drive and manouver, good mileage, long lasting,
Disadvantages: High clutch, low quality sound system, poor at cornering
I got this car, L 53 plate, for my first car a number of years ago and have not once regretted the decision! Perfect first car, a 5 door but small and easily manouerable.
Great fuel consumption, fuel tank usually costs me around £40 to fill and lasts me a good number of miles (fuel consumption between 39.2-67.0 mpg); easy to keep in the higher range for mpg as there is a digital calculator on the dashboard at all times which updates as you travel, I always find myself checking how much fuel I'm using if I'm driving fast!
Digital Spedometer also very usefull, although it can sometimes take a second to update which can be scary when going through speed cameras; sensible driving stops this being a problem for the most part.
This car has a very high clutch; having only driven 4 cars in my time I have never had a problem with this but I do know that when other people not used to my car have driven it they've struggled not to stall at first; doesn't take them long to get used to it.
Tonnes of fantastic usefull extras including a document draw under the passenger seat among many other storage compartments and drink holders. Stangely the most useful extra is the clip on the window for attaching parking vouchers! The number of people I know who have had fines as their ticket has flipped over as they close their doors, this completely solves that problem; also stops them flying around and distracting you if you forget to remove them when driving. The sticks next to the steering wheel have functions such as changing the track on CDs, the volume on the stereo and chosing which information is seen on the dashboard (miles left in tank, mpg, miles done per trip etc.).
Front and back windscreen wipers and screen wash, my model does not have fog lights but these are available, the gear stick moves easily, no problems with break/accelorator sticking, easy move chairs in 3 different directions etc.
The backseat is very spacious, the small amount of time I've spent in those seats I've felt very comfortable, so have my male friends and parents all of which have said they've had plenty of leg room and have felt unclostrophic with the big windows and high roof.
No problems with acceloration and breaks work fantastically, possibly too well! The only issue I've had with driving the Citroen C3 is that is does not corner particularly well, it is slightly top heavy with its 'bubble' shape.
The guide price is currently between £3,070-£5,140; I would definitely say that its worth that, I've never had techincal problems with it (bar a fuse needing to be replaced for the windscreen wash) and haven't had to replace the tyres or breakpads since 2008.
The sound system is a bit pathetic, obviously this can be replaced or supplemented, but the provided system does not deal well with even medium levels of base!
Summary: Good value for money, perfect first car for boys or girls and also as a small second family car