What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For It's cheap to buy and run, and the C1's funky styling gives it broad appeal.

Against Space is tight in the back, the boot is tiny and ride and refinement are poor.

Verdict It's a very capable city car which has the talent to back up its cute looks

Go for… 1.0 Vibe

Avoid… 1.4 diesel

Citroën C1 Hatchback
  • 1. If you want air-con, look for a top-spec model, and even then it's only an option
  • 2. Any engine struggles once you're out of town, but the 1.0-litre is the one to go for
  • 3. Economy's a big plus - the car can cover more than 530 miles on one tank of fuel
  • 4. Practicality is a problem - room for rear-seat passengers is very tight
  • 5. The boot is tiny, so don't expect to get a lot of luggage in there
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