New Citroen C3: driven - On the road
The C3's ride nicely smothers potholes and the car has a gentle, refined manner on the motorway. The two engines we drove droned a little on the motorway and there was the odd thump through the rear suspension, but that's as much down to the overall quietness of everything else than to any major issues.
Of the two 1.6s, we were a little disappointed with the 120bhp petrol – it didn't have as much get-up-and-go as expected. The 1.6 90bhp diesel was good, but at an anticipated price of over £15,000 you'll have to do a lot of miles for the better mpg to justify the extra expense.