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Citroen C3 Exclusive Auto (5 Door Hatchback) 1.6
Member Name: MARIOSECO1981
Date: 07/10/11, updated on 07/10/11 (658 review reads)
Advantages: economical, lot of extras, cheap to run and very very comfortable
Disadvantages: a bit slow
I bought this car in April 2011 from car giant. 5 years old with 27,000 miles. Cost £3,600. Could not believe my luck. The amount of extras that you get such as cruise control, automatic light, climate control, trip computer, security system are extremely generous. This model comes with a flapped panel gear box.
The road tax for 6 months is £71.50 and for the year is £130. The car is very economical to run average about 55 miles to a gallon. I did a bit of research before buying this car and noticed that depending on the year that it was produced in came certain problems such as electrical faults. the 05 year seems to be where they put everything right.
Another aspect i really like is that the car is actually high off the road , you actually look down at other drivers, you do get a very safe feeling in the car. Looks wise it is not everybody's cup of tea but i wanted a car that would be economical, comfortably and reliable. so far it has been (fingers crossed). It is not also the most faster car in the world but you do enjoy driving it.
The interior is easy to clean, the seat are very comfortable ,large digital display, the front seats have a arm rest that comes down like in a plane but there is a disadvantage that in order to put your seat belt you have to lift the arm rest up and then down again.
There is a very deep boot for storage that has a two level system which is very clever, and if by accident you do not close the doors correctly the car will let you know.
Just remembered another negative, if you have to change your front bulbs it is going to be a bit of a struggle not sure if any one else had had this experience but i could not access the bulb easily.
Still love the car though :)
Summary: love driving this car at the moment - exactly what i was looking for