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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

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

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73 reader reviews for Citroën C2 Hatchback.
  • 1.6i VTR Sensodrive 3dr

    James Kellas , Inverness-shire . Date: 26/09/2005
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We purchased the C2 in February 2005, this car is my wife's but I have driven it the most since new. When we bought the car we were very taken by the sporty look and the cabin equipment.

    We soon learned, though, that the Sensodrive gearbox was poor - the main problem is the lag at junctions. When you approach a junction/roundabout in auto mode and slow down to 10-20mph and then attempt to accelerate away, the car seems to forget what gear it's supposed to be in. This problem means there is a delay in your forward motion - I have had a few frights now and it is also embarrasing. My wife also experiences the same thing.

    I have had the car back at the garage twice - they say they have adjusted it but the problem is still there. At the last visit the service manager suggested giving the car more revs at junctions, to which I replied that I ain't a boy racer.

    I have been driving for the 30 years and have had Minis to BMWs, and this car is disappointing given that it seems to have the latest gizmos from a top car manufacturer. The car is going into the garage again this week. I do hope they can fix this as I do not think we can put up with it.

  • 1.1i SX 3dr

    Isabella Coggins , Kent . Date: 27/08/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had this car from new for more than a year now, and I have had no probelms whatsoever.

    It's only a small 1.1 engine but it's very nippy and handles the motorway well. The seats are really comfortable and other poeple have also commented on the ride comfort.

    I would recommend this car to anyone, especially young drivers who want something cheap to buy and run but also want the performance, quality and of course looks.

  • 1.4i Furio 3dr

    Karl Ferrow , Cheshire . Date: 27/08/2005
    • 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

    This Car is Great to drive. It can handle any corner at most speeds.

  • 1.4i SX 3dr

    Peter Sewekk Date: 13/08/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I'm a driving instructor and I previously had a Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Comfort (51 Plate). I loved the Corsa but it was time to change it and I started looking around for a more distintive car. One that would get me noticed on the road.

    I found the C2.

    First I test drove the 1.1 version and wasn't too impressed with the lack of power in the engine. So I moved onto the 1.4sx. Loved it.

    The things I like are:-

    - The whole look of the car. It's different to nearly everything on the road.

    - The seating position is fantastic for all sizes of drivers. This was a major concern when teaching people to drive. The very small drivers might have problems with not being able to see over the dash or through the rear window when reversing. Larger/taller drivers might have problems with leg room. The C2 is brillant at adapting to all sizes.

    - Equiptment levels. Ok I added the luxury pack onto the 1.4sx model which gives Leather seats and parking sensors but it gives a much better impression to the learners.

    - Safety. With air-bags everywhere I feel safe in the car with loony learners.

    - Visability. The windows are low in the back which gives perfect vision for reversing.

    Overall though I've given it a 5 rating because I just love the whole car. My pupils love it too. It's a real fun car and would suit the single people out there or as a second run around car. No good for families with loads of kids.

    Fantastic little car.

Citroën C2 Hatchback

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