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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

    Angus Davie , herts . Date: 04/08/2005
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    OK, this car's getting a bad rep when it shouldn't - so here goes.

    I own a Mazda RX-7 Twin Turbo (not for the faint-hearted) and looked at a C2 VTR as a company car.

    I found the C2 is steady-footed around town and on faster roads up to about 85mph (not sure above that speed cause I didn't get that fast) the flappy paddle gearshift isn't as bad as people say it is.

    It just takes a bit of getting used to, just like learning to ride a bike! The auto button on the other hand just isn't very good!

    The interior, granted, could be better but it's OK, quite nice, and with the amount of equipment you get for your money you actually can't complain.

    It's cheap to run as a car, too - fuel economy, insurance, tax etc.

    Now I will say that I didn't (yes, didn't) get a C2 in the end but it wasn't my choice, and it wasn't because it's a bad car.

    I had a Ford Ka 1.3 bought for me instead, and that is, and always will be - in my opinion, of course - the worst car ever made.

  • 1.1i L 3dr

    Nicholas Chapman , Herefordshire . Date: 28/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Oh dear. I went to drive a C2 with a view to replacing my Fiesta with it. MISTAKE!

    This is the most poorly built car I have ever driven. Nothing worked and it was all falling apart.

    I was also disapointed with the lack of grunt from the engine, but on the positive side, it did have nice positive steering and was quite refined. Bad brakes though.

    Overall? I'd rather walk than ever drive one of these again.

  • 1.1i SX 3dr

    kevin hopkinson , west yorkshire . Date: 19/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Cool car !! Looks mega in 'wicked red'. It drives excellent & the standard features are unbeleivable: air Con, ABS, air bags, CD player...

    I'm not just biggin it up coz i've got one. Well, yes I am...

    Kev

  • 1.1i L 3dr

    michael livesey , england . Date: 19/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I hated this car. It felt badly made and the steering was rubbish.

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