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Citroën C3

Citroën C3

MK1, MK2 A51, MK2 A5, MK3
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5 reviews
    Natalie k
    Natalie kMaitland

    Too many problems


    The only thing I have to say in lint mode.
    When you drive it for a little while and the gearbox gets too hot and goes into this mode and will not go above 3rd gear. Have been to that many mechanics to get it fixed and no luck.

    MelaniepriceSydney, Australia

    Cheap but Good


    I've been driving my C3 since 2003. Many little things have broken...the passenger doorknob, the hanging elastics for the hatch lid, the hatch lid itself is like cardboard and has chipped, the paint has worn off the gearstick, the passenger window won't go down fully, one headrest won't go down because the pin fell out and got lost, the thin plastic hubcaps are all chipped - despite all that it has always driven well. Turning circle is terrific. Hugs the curves. Minor repairs if any to engine. Replaced the gearbox. It is THE most comfortable car to sit in and sits up high where you can actually see a long distance ahead. I'm going to buy another new one, and don't call me crazy, but I really do love C3.
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    Love it even with its flaws


    I've had mine since 2004 and it still running fine at 130 000 kms
    Issues I had are mostly the gearbox/clutch replaced but the engine will take a beating.
    I keep getting comments from my Toyota running family about the lack of quality and costs but it's still there and isn't as costly as other 'German' euros or Asian ones.
    Like the design or not, my old model hasn't dated as much as some of the other cars on sale at purchase.
    With the car getting older, I am finding it more difficult to find spare parts.
    Inexpensive, nice to drive, boot space
    Rear seats lack space,

    Engine Size1.6L
    Ray No
    Ray NoSydney, NSW
    • 8 reviews

    Big car space with minor flaws


    I had a C3 for 5 years, it is easy to park and can fit more stuff in it than a BMW 3 series because of the rear seat fold.

    Occasionally, I feel the lack of power when going uphill, and has to switch to lower gear manually to keep going. This also happened on a highway once.

    One thing during winter is that turning on the heater will cause the windscreen to be all foggy. I have never experienced this on my Mazda 3.

    Over five years, battery died once, spark plug failed once and engine was flooded once but the Citroën service station fixed them in no time.

    Overall I am quite happy with this car.
    Easy to park, big car space
    Minor flaws here and there


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    ibidonstuffsdfe, 3455, British Virgin Islands
    • 84 reviews



    The Citroën C3 is a classy looking French car with plenty of power and great looks - both inside and out. The cars flowing features outside help produce its great fuel consumption figures which are the best in its class. The interior looks good with plenty of soft fabric and a great backlit instrument panel. There is ample room for four with firm seats that are also adjustable. It comes with standard specifications other cars have as options, such as pollen-filtered air conditioning, ABS electric windows, CD stereo and four airbags for safety.
    A great value car with lots of features, high levels of safety and great fuel economy.

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    Hiya, what sort of work/cost would I be looking at if buying a 2003 auto and the kms are 187000, is there specific things I should be asking the seller (dealer) Thanks.

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    Which is the best model and year and price to pay for 2015 Diesel?

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    Availability of spare parts for 2005 C3?

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    Citroën C3 MK1
    • Discontinued

    Citroën C3 MK1 (2002-2010)

    Citroën C3 MK2 A5
    • Discontinued

    Citroën C3 MK2 A5 (2010-2013)

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    Starting Price $26,990$25,990$21,990$25,990
    TransmissionAutomaticAutomatic and ManualAutomatic and ManualAutomatic and Manual
    Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
    Fuel TypePetrolPetrolDiesel and PetrolPetrol
    Wheels16" Alloy16" Steel15" Steel17" Alloy
    ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars
    Fuel Consumption4.9 L/100km6.9 L/100km7 L/100km7 L/100km
    Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L50 L50 L50 L
    Engine3 Cylinder 1.2L4 Cylinder 1.6L4 Cylinder 1.6L4 Cylinder 1.6L
    Max Power81kW @ 5500rpm88kW @ 6000rpm88kW @ 6000rpm88kW @ 6000rpm
    Max Torque205Nm @ 1500rpm160Nm @ 4250rpm160Nm @ 4250rpm160Nm @ 4250rpm
    Country of ManufactureFranceFranceFranceFrance
    Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
    Release dateJan 2017Jan 2002Jan 2010Jan 2013
    Discontinuation dateDec 2010Dec 2013Dec 2014
    Replaced byCitroën C3 MK2 A5Citroën C3 MK2 A51
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