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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 Rhythm 3dr

    Howard Parker , Lancashire . Date: 09/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      60

    My car

    I have recently purchased a C1 Rhythm model over the Vibe mainly because of the substantial increase in kit provided, making the choice really a no brainer. I have owned many small cars in the past and the C1 is outstanding. It's running costs are minimal, I'm getting 60mpg whilst running it in, £35 a year RFL to make you feel good, and Gp 1 insurance - you'd have to buy a moped to get motoring cheaper. It's handling is all you can expect from thin tyres and a light body, but it easily keeps up with traffic. I have yet to drive at motorway speeds but I do not see any problems. Poor reviews from people generally are because they expect far too much from it's specification. It's funky with the mini-esque rev counter, well built (no creaks or rattles), and has genuine charm - a factor that most modern cars do not have. If you want a smile and to drastically cut motoring costs, then buy one! ps. fgv is 50% in 3 years - that's up with BMW and Mercs!!

  • 1.0i Rhythm 3dr

    Andrew Hood Date: 07/07/2008
    • Overall 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is a marmite car. Looks awfull from the outside (especially the C1 & 107 versions), the Aygo deffinately wons the beauty contest. they all look better inside. It is ASDA smart price motoring for the masses, (how thin are those seats!) i love that teflon effect dash though, and it feels good inside. Outside is not so good quality. Wont be buying one. 1.0 Toyota 3 cylinder jobby is harsh but surprisngly good on the motorway. Not as good as the old AX.

  • 1.0i Rhythm 5dr

    Alison Toker , West Yorkshire . Date: 03/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    What an amazing little car! Never imagined we'd take ownership of a French motor, we prefer Japanese for the quality & reliability. However, this is really a Toyota in Citroen disguise! We got a brilliant deal a month ago. 07 plate, less than 1,000 miles on the clock, air con & metallic paint for £2,000 less than list price. The C1 excels in everything it's designed for. Nippy & cheeky is the best description, roomy, comfortable, easy & fun to drive. Parking's a doddle too. Very cheap to run. £35 per year for road tax & Group 1 insurance, but that's because it is a very "Green" car. The only down side we have found is, it does buffet about on blustery days on the open road & there's not enough boot space for a family shop, but the rear seats do split & fold so it's not so bad. The advantages of this little car far outweigh the disadvantages & represent excellent value for money. Highly recommended. Go on, swap your fuel guzzling 4WD for one of these, loads cheaper, eco friendly & you'll be able to drive it properly!I dare you!

  • 1.4 HDi 55 Rhythm 5dr

    Peter Lewis , Conwy . Date: 02/03/2008
    • 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

    My car

    If you read most reviws of my car they say the diesel is noisy and not as economical as the petrol and you cannot justifie the extra cost. Well all these points are false.I paid £7,295 for my new Caldera Black C1 diesel and now it has nearly 6000 miles on the clock and the engine is extreamly flexible and ive returned nearly 90mpg on a journey to Cardiff.

    You buy a diesel because you like the way it operates with all the power low down the rev range which makes for far more relaxing driving especially around town.Since its a Citroen i like the supportive seats and firm ride and its funky interior.

    The only fault with the car is a lack of an intercooler on that gem of an engine.They say it returns 83mpg on the extra urban cycle well its true and you donot have drive like a snail to achieve that sort of economy.

    With the £5 a gallon here to stay this little car makes more sense and it even costs nothing to drive into London.Only a fool would pay £25 a day for the pleasure.

    Would i recommend this car to a friend YOU BET as 68mpg in normal driving is what im getting at the moment when most other drivers can only dream of such economy.

    I look at the price of fuel with disdane because it doesnot effect me as much.When you are doing so much on a gallon of fuel it takes me nearly a fortnight to use a tank of fuel and with only a 7gallon tank it doesnot break the bank to fill up.

    Now if fuel reached £7 a gallon then it might hurt but at the moment £5 is about right.

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