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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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42 reader reviews for Citroën C1 Hatchback.
  • 1.0i Vibe 3dr

    mick shaw Date: 08/12/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      52

    My car

    Just sold my wifes C1, owned it for 4 years and 22k miles. Never missed a beat and no faults (how many cars can that be said of?). Never less than 50mpg, all urban driving using super unleaded. Okay it's no sports car or luxury limo, buy it did exactly what we expected. Would we have another ? Well we replaced it with a Toyota Aygo, which is basically the same car, just had better spec.

  • 1.0i Vibe 3dr

    Mark BRASS , RCT . Date: 27/04/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      60

    My car

    Just bought this car, Gone from a VW Polo to this C1 and I am very impressed with this car, OK ...it may be a small engine but for 20 quid tax A YEAR !!! and a petrol gauge that does not even go down on long journeys what more can you ask for? for a little car with a little engine its an amazing car for its price and quality even speed, if you are a person that likes fast cars and zooms around like you think your the stig then dont buy it,if you are looking for a sporty looking car cheap to run and nippy buy the c1, personaly my polo was a 999cc and to go from that to the c1 is amazing , the C1 is nippy, lush steering, clever designs although a glove compartment would be ideal apart from that it sticks around the corners nippy taking off from start and 3rd gear is easy to achieve in 2nd ,if you cant , watch your speedomiter youl be suprised how quick it will achieve 30mph never mind achieving 60+ and it does 60+ easily and at 60mph+ its smoother than a ride on a cloud, if you get this car and you cant park it and also if you got a complaint about the c1 then you need to get a life....like I said cheap to run ,easy to drive and park and the best 998cc iv seen yet !!! BUY IT !!!! after all we are currently in a harsh with high prices and loadsa tax this car will save you LOADSA Money running it!!!.

  • 1.0i Vibe 3dr

    David Allison Date: 25/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    I had the c1 for 2 years and it very basic car thats cheap to run and easy to drive and park in town its a small smart car. This car likes to rev and makes lots of noise like a supercar which makes it fun to drive.

    Best fun is over takeing bigger cars that thing they car is faster then is C1 they dont like it and get unset when they car that cost 2 time the price of this car can not over take you. When I first got this car it saved me from have a crash they was a log in the road I had to drive around it I was doing 60mph.

    Only bad points are that the number plat did fall off and I only get 50 mpg but I do drive fast as it more fun. Some one that drives like a woman would get 60 mpg

    Good Points: Fun to drive

    I would still have this car but my gf was driveing it and some woman who had a loads of friend in her car drived in to the side of the c1 and sent off the road in to tree. She is ok.

  • 1.0i Vibe 5dr

    Tony rodell Date: 11/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      65

    My car

    Fantastic! Good things: reliable, frugal, chuckable, you can rev the hell out the engine.Does 80+ all day on motorways. Takes front/rear bangs by flexing not denting. More Mini than a Mini. Suggestions: Don't use Citroen dealers for servicing they charge less per hour than Toyota but then charge twice as many hours for the same identical service. Get one of those round battery LED lights you push the lens to turn on and velcro it in the boot on the seat back so you have a boot light and a handy torch you can remove when you fold the seats down. Also get a smal non slip rubber mat and put it on the little shelf on top of the stereo then you can put you phone/MP3/ipod there and play it through the aux socket without it flying off when you corner hard. Bad things: above 70 just turn the stero off because you won't hear it. Awfull cardboard rear parcel shelf that gets in the way when you unload. Boot is a shoebox. You cannot hang a bike carrier from the rear hatch because it's glass but I did buy a foldable citylite bike that fits in the boot. Not homologated for towing. Terrible rear 3 quarter blindspot (this put my daughter off getting one) due to wide c pillar. Only 2 seatbelts in rear. Faults in 2 years. Rear door seal leaked (replaced). First drivers door and then boot didn't unlock with key (all locks replaced).

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