Downsized from a C4 and all I can say is I`m not disappointed at all with this car. I give it 9/10.
More fun to drive than our old original Mini and a lot safer and more comnfortable! Toyota build quality is good, although cabin plastics are scratchy. Rhythm version worth the extra. Around town only about 45mpg, but high 50s on the motorway. Horrendous service charge by Citroen dealer: £207 for first service (basically an oil and fiter change!), so we went elsewhere and had exactly the same job done for £55. Don't regard the ride as poor - in fact, surprisingly good for such a short wheel base. A 200 mile motorway run was relaxed and enjoyable.
What a splendid little car! And what fun it is to drive!
We bought it as our second car, primarily for our daughters to learn in, and subsequently to use, although I find myself using it more frequently due to the ease and pleasure.
The ride is excellent. It manoeuvres effortlessly through traffic, in and out of gaps that you would think not normally possible.
You can almost park the car blindfold!
The MP3 connection is a winner with our daughters.
Yes, it is a basic car, but at that price, who cares?
And yes, the boot is tiny, but what do you expect from a tiny car?
With the rear seats folded down there is ample room.
The only thing we miss is air conditioning, but only because we have been spoilt by our main car where the air-con is standard.
Road tax £35; Insurance group 1; CO2 emissions one of the very lowest; 60mpg+ town driving. What more can I say!
Please take this review as a definite 100% recommendation!
I bought my Rhythm in November '06 to replace my much loved C2 VTS.
The cheap insurance and running costs of the C1 were an overwhelming factor in the choice.
I wanted nothing more than a run around but I did put wider wheels with low-profile tyres on to improve the looks and put a bit more rubber on the road.
Its days as a run around were short lived however and it was drummed into service doing courier work.
So far it has covered 17,500 miles of long distance and local work with out a flicker.
The seats might look basic but even after a 900-mile round trip there is no back ache, the controls are light and the gear change is a joy.
Around city centres it can be chucked into narrow gaps and is pretty quick away from the lights.
Out on the motorway it zips along and can keep up with most of the traffic. If you are not careful you can even find yourself doing quite a bit over the 70 speed limit.
Overall this is an amazing little machine and it can be safely assumed I shall have another one.
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