Had some problems to start with, the gears were not selecting right, and after arguing with the garage that something was wrong (they didn't seem to think so), eventually got fixed. It is a super little sporty car.
When you consider that the C2 VTS can be had brand new for well under £11,000 from keen Citroen dealers, it makes a very sound warm-hot hatch extremely good value.
Where else can you get an 8.5sec to 60mph car, loaded with equipment, with strikng looks, good image and low running costs for 11k?
The steering may not be as engaging as that offered by earlier PSA hatches like the 205 GTi and Citroen Saxo VTS, but the car makes up for its slight dynamic compromises by offering a more solid build quality and high levels of occupant safety.
However, the C2 VTS will still show a clean pair of heels to more expensive cars as a the Yaris T-Sport, Mk4 Golf GTi and Mini Cooper, and even keeps up with the Fiesta ST - impressive considering the 25bhp+ power difference and £1000-£2000 price differential.
Body roll is minimal thanks to its stiffened suspension and improved anti-roll bars (over the GT and VTR), and the steering is tighter thanks to the quicker rack (personally, I think the steering is better weighted than the Saxo's). Put trust in the chassis and the car it is a genuinely quick car to cross country in. The C2VTS is a car with a wealth of personality will always put a smile on your face.
I bought my C2 VTR last year after part-exchanging my Saxo VTR.
It came standard with black paint. What appealed to me was the low insurance and the amount of equipment it offers as standard - how many superminis come with cruise control and electrically folding mirrors?
The car is cheap to buy compared to others, and is only insurance group 6. Many people do not like the sluggish Sensodrive transmission that comes as standard and I know what they mean. It takes an age changing gears, and you get jolted forwards during this. However give yourself time and practice with the VTR in manual mode, and the driving becomes more acceptable.
Another thing I was disappointed with was the after-sales service. When I went back to the dealer to report squealing brakes,whistling air vents and noisy electric windows, they didn't seem to want to know. I have only just managed to get these problems fixed in the last month!
The dealer does however do fantastic deals and offer free insurance to the over 21s. The gearbox and after-sales service are the only real let downs of this car.
I can quite comfortably accomodate 3 of my fairly tall friends on long distances. Just set the cruise control on and off we go! Space is tight in the boot, but I dont think that will matter to the target customer of this car, the young driver. The driving position is spot on with fully adjustable driver seat and steering wheel.
Something Citroen should have incuded on this model is air-con. How
I love this car to bits, it is very nippy for all types of driving.
I find that it does turn a few heads and rattles a few cages when you go flying past them. (Sorry if it is you)
It is a deceiving car in speed and internal size.
The only let down I find is thar it does not have quite enough space in the boot. It has enough for a couple of subs but nothing else.
If you want something small and fast this is the car.
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