Added: 31st of May 2022
Haji was very helpful with the paper work, friendly and welcoming. The car is clean and in good condition ! Recommended !
Added: 7th of October 2021
I have this as a courtesy car for 3 weeks whilst my car is repaired. I don't think I have every driven a car that I felt less safe in. The steering wheel feels like its connected to the wheels by a piece of string. The bite on the clutch in first gear is so high that it is on the verge of stalling all the time, 2nd gear isn't much better. I am actually scared when driving it. Why would anybody test drive this and then choose it?
Added: 22nd of July 2021
I bought this car at the start of 2020 and currently have it now. And all I can say is I've have problems one after the other. I wasn't allowed to test drive it at CAR SHOP and desperately needed a car at the time. Straight away after buying i noticed a LACK OF POWER and was afraid I'd roll back at times. I learned to live with it but then another problem occurred resulting in GEAR BOX AND ENGINE FAILURE. When I took it go the garage they told me they couldn't see any faults but I was charged for it anyways the warning lights would go on and off and still do. Then the ENGINE OVERHEATED.
Added: 5th of July 2021
I have the C3 since new and cannot say that I like driving It. It has the 83bhp engine, so not the lowest powered. It’s ok on a motorway run, but otherwise always changing gear to keep the revs up, especially on an incline, some of them quite gentle. The steering is very light and twitchy, brakes fierce and generally not a great driving experience. Just used my old spare car, a 2003 Fiat Punto, which even for its age is pleasant to drive, and, I’m sure is more economical.
Added: 23rd of March 2021
I bought this C3 auto two years ago. As a small car it was cheap to run and reliable and suited my needs then for just local trips. However I did notice it was very " light" in steering and never felt as though I was in control as much as other cars in the past but I tolerated it. When I moved to Cumbria it was a different ball game. It just could not cope with the hills winding road and steep downhill curves. Believe me my driving confidence completely dissolved, to put it mildly I found driving it a nightmare. Going up hill it had no strength and ended up crawling at around twenty in agony and I worried for vehicles behind me. Going down was horrific...using the brakes even gently felt like the car would spin and with really steep declines the engine felt slower that the speed of the wheels if that makes sense ? My description of this nerve wracking experience was akin to driving a box of matches on a slab of wet soap. I was petrified and felt like a hazard on the road and with cars /lorries etc constantly close on my tail I often felt obliged to pull over. It was a gamble traffic wise. I began to doubt myself and wondered if it was my driving ? I certainly felt in that cat that I should not be on the road........so when I found this AA review I heaved a sigh of relief and regained a little of my confidence. I am now in the process of purchasing a more suitable car
Added: 2nd of February 2020
The Citroen C3 (2019) is possibly the worst car I've ever driven but before I get into the multitude of negatives, let's start with the positives - it does look cool, space and headroom in the front seats is good, and boot space is adequate for a car of this pricepoint. That, I'm afraid, is it. The real issue with the C3 is that it feels woefully underpowered. Going up even the slightest incline will have you moving down the gears desperately trying to find one that won't result in you crawling along at walking pace. Even on flat roads, pressing the accelerator is like rolling a dice. It's as if the teams of hamsters rolling the wheels have a food break before deciding if they'll run harder. The clutch is a disaster with a nebulous biting point that will almost always result in jerky gear changes and monumental shudders. The pedals look as though they were designed for children and anyone wearing more than a size 9 shoe will find their foot darting about in a futile attempt to find the miniscule rest next to the clutch. The car doesn't so much corner as wallow lazily around. The suspension is so pathetic that any minor bump sends the whole vehicle rocking and bouncing. Coupled with the nonexistent feedback from the steering wheel, this is a vehicle that will give you zero confidence on any country road. On motorways the slightest gust of wind feels like a tornado, and as the car gets blown about, it instantly makes you feel that you're driving on ice. I The driving position is uncomfortable for anyone taller than about 5ft 10in and the seat adjustments are so basic you will never find a position that suits. Legroom in the back is fine for kids, but adults will be suffering after 15 minutes with cramp. The rearview mirror mounting is so chunky that it is obstructive to your view when attempting to turn, the side mirrors really don't show you enough to merge safely, and the overall shape of the roof, the pillars, and miniscule rear window leave you with massive blindspots. The mouth of the boot is oddly shaped with a substantial lip you'll have to haul luggage and groceries over, and the rear seats don't fold flat leaving bumps to negotiate for larger loads. The C3 is a terrible car. If your only criteria for buying a car is 'it looks kinda funky' then knock yourself out. Otherwise my advice is simple ... buy anything else!
Added: 7th of June 2017
I have owned the Citroen C3 1.4 hdi for 5 months now, at first there were a few teething problems such as a fan sensor needing replacement and an oil leak but now those problems have been fixed I have started to enjoy the vehicle. 1)Performance: Not under-powered at all, has the ability to provide a nice bit of power when you need it but obviously it's not a sports car, sits at around 2000rpm at highway cruising speeds so the engine is not strained at speed. 2)Running costs: This car offers GREAT economy, I can easily achieve over 80mpg. Costs just under £50 to fill up. Tax is only £30 a year. All the more reason to take the diesel over the petrol 3)Comfort: The C3 offers lovely floaty suspension which glides over bumps in the road, you'd usually expect this on a executive saloon so its nice that citroen took comfort as a main factor when designing the vehicle. Seats are nice and comfortable with height adjustment in the drivers seat. 4) Reliability: The car has never failed to start! 5) Space and practicality: Probably the best sized boot in its class, leg room is what you'd expect but a few more cm would of been nice. The car has a look about it that won't age quickly, my one is 2010 but still looks new.
Added: 2nd of June 2017
Uncomfortable and feels vunerable
Added: 17th of October 2016
Happy with choice of car +like all vehicles has down points but overall good value for money.
Added: 14th of October 2016
Was looking for a smallish car that would still fit in grandchildren and a pushchair. OK so not much else gets in the boot with the pushchair but I am loving the drive. It is smooth and comfortable and the screen that goes halfway overhead makes such a difference when you are driving through the mountains - no bending forward and twisting your neck to see the tops at Glencoe. Having fun as well with the cruise and the delimiter - have only ever had these before when I hired a car. Really comfortable to drive.
Added: 13th of October 2016
Had it since new and will be sad to lose it.
Added: 12th of October 2016
Excellent reliable every day car with lots of extras available on top models, very comfortable interior, smooth ride and good road handling until you hit a pothole. Minor gripes would be, steering can be too light at speed, reverse sensors should be standard, poor access into rear seats via small opening, no cup holders, could do with time adjustable intermittent front wipers. I have owned and driven Citroen cars for numerous years and have had this vehicle for 5 years bought new and am very pleased with it, when the time is right I will replace it with yet another Citroen.
Added: 12th of October 2016
This is my 3rd C3 purchased from new. It is a perfect size small car with enough room for 4 if necessary; decent space in the boot and an enormous space if back seats are lowered. Love the viseodrive feature. There are a few small niggles that I'd love to change such as the disappearance of the 'drawers' that used to be located under the front seats. The removal of the cup holder for when you want a hot drink when parked up, and the problem with really being able to shut out strong sunlight when coming at an angle: all issues that have been changed by the manufacturer over the years - oh yes, they've also removed the mirror from behind the sunscreen. Miss being able to check on the 'lippy' before leaving the car! Think they need a woman on the design team!
Added: 11th of October 2016
Great car. Covers all my needs.
Added: 11th of October 2016
Found car reliable easy to drive economical to run on whole well pleased
Added: 9th of September 2015
Economical to run and repair. Great around town. Boot size good for size of car... mine has a very handy modu-board (why did Citroen not include this in newer models?). It is not very comfortable to drive on long journeys however (other seats seem more comfortable than the drivers seat.... perhaps drivers seat has just worn out).
Added: 2nd of June 2014
Good little runner and looks good too and has lot of gadgets in the car for the price
Added: 20th of November 2013
I have had this car since new and it has given me complete satisfaction. Repair work has been minimal and only to be expected as a car gets older. It still responds well to acceleration; the engine noise is exceptionally quiet. The interior is comfortable, particularly in respect of head roomso is good for taller perople. Having previously had a Citroen Saxo, I would not hesitate to recommend Citroen cars to anybody.
Added: 20th of November 2013
This is a terrific car for the price. Performance is very good, fuel consumption averages 55mpg, and the Road Tax is only £30. I shall definitely buy another of these when my car is 3 years old
Added: 19th of November 2013
I have had my car just over the year, i that the only fault is the amount of space between the pedals, i find that if i put my foot fully on the brake pedal, when i operate the clutch pedal i can catch my foot on the brake pedal causing a sudden jolting stop,the only way to avoid this happening is to operate the brake pedal with half of my right foot covering the pedal.