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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 5dr

    david.m. ramsey , surrey . Date: 27/01/2007
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We are just in the process of ordering our second C1 Rhythm five-door. I drive a Nissan 350Z GT roadster and also a 4x4 for local work. I have been so impressed with the C1 over the last 10 months that I have decided that this baby is for me.

    I get so much fun driving it - it's great for comfort, performance, parking, running costs, and residual values - the list is endless. Thank you, Citroen.

  • 1.4 HDi 55 Rhythm 5dr

    Richard Lyons , Hampshire . Date: 05/01/2007
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I only managed to get to test drive a 'Petrol' with the dealership that I used, so the test drive was "almost" pointless, but I did get to feel how it drives, how much space there is and etc.

    I spent £500 extra to get A/C - handy for the summer when I need to keep cool, and in the winter for deicing the front windscreen and side windows.

    I got mine in the Black Metallic paint, parked next to my buddies' C2 where I work they both look really modern and cute!

    There are, however, downsides, like the interior light that "only" works on the Driver's Door, the Central Locking on the inside that only actuates on the Driver's Switch, access to the boot is restricted not only by the massive lip - but also by the boot cover that inhibits a decent access angle...and even then it's a few shopping bags in before you have to either collapse the rear seats...if it's dark you won't have a boot light either!

    There are, however, some really good points, like the insane fuel economy, the Formula 1 like Rev Counter pod, the back-lit orange glowing ventilation console for when the lights are switched on, and the car itself looks beautiful!

    This car really fits the bill, with small dimensions making manoeuvering in the city limits simple, getting into the most darkest of car park spaces a piece of cake...yet take this car away from its home turf and onto the big wide world of the Motorway and it still keeps on smiling!

  • 1.0i Rhythm 5dr

    martin sanford , warwickshire . Date: 03/12/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for 2 weeks now having traded in my skoda fabia 1.2 comfort. It has its good points such as fuel economy around 55mpg,nice gearbox,looks great in metallic black and its so easy to park etc. On the downside the ride is dreadful and the stereo is also pretty poor but I intend fitting extra speakers. Its a much more modern looking car than the Skoda but to be honest I am starting to regret buying it. Hopefully I will learn to love this car as I paid a fair amount for it but I think My next car will have a Skoda or VW badge on it.

  • 1.0i Vibe 3dr

    brian russell Date: 26/11/2006
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    we love the vibe, bought as a second car to the main family car. Used for small town runs and very short motorway drives. The current discounts and haggling with the dealer produced a very low buying price. we even got a mid range part ex value for our old car. If you expect high level refinement and gadgets...forget it, its not made for that! If you want an attractive, cheap, versatile small car that costs pence to run get it. we didnt opt for the 5 door version but did upgrade to metallic paint for the look and practicality (we have owned a metallic silver car previous to this and hardly ever washed it in 2 years and it still looked good!) It wont be everyones cup of tea but we love it (we are biased as we have had a citroen AX in the past)

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