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Overall reader verdict 4 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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72 reader reviews for Citroën C2 Hatchback.
  • 1.4i Furio Sensodrive 3dr

    Dan Hutson , Essex . Date: 03/10/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned my MK1 C2 since January 07 and I'm really happy with it. I've had no issues with anything breaking or falling off. The interior plastic is cheap looking and easy to mark, but I've seen worse, and it's very well laid out. The read out will show you your average MPG, current MPG and how long you've got until you need to fill up again. I would have liked air con, but you get the VTR/S bodykit instead which gives it a more sporty look.

    The suspension is quite hard for our British roads, and you will feel every pot hole, and being high sided you do get knocked around by gusts of wind. But the handling is spot on and you can throw it around corners with complete trust.

    The only major gripe is the SensoDrive gearbox. It does take a while to get used to, and the car will only change gear if it thinks it is safe to do so in manual mode. Auto mode makes you look like a learner, and you can expect near misses on roundabouts as the car changes up to 2nd just as you've pulled out. My advice would be to stick to manual mode and use the stick or paddles to change gear, although it does change down as you begin to slow which is nice!

    I would definitely go for another C2, but most probably a fully manual diesel next time

  • 1.1i Airplay+ 3dr

    martin kirk , manchester . Date: 17/08/2008
    • 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

    We had a citroen c2 1.1i airplay when our xsara picasso went in to the garage and overall we liked it alot. The c2 was not underpowered like many other people have said, we found the power to be adequate. The airplay spec came with air con, electric windows and remote central locking. We found this car to be better than the citroen c1 or the fiat panda but because it is a courtesy car i'm pretty sure they ironed out all the problems that should be found in this little citroen.

  • 1.6i VTS 3dr

    Andrew Hood Date: 07/07/2008
    • 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

    Like all the C2's ive owned, its cheap to buy but feels a little cheap too. I love the interior, the hugging seats and the noise that valver engine made. made the mistake of swapping mine for a C$ diesel (what a pile of...). No major problems, just a bit rough on start up, can out-do many cars twice its size. Shame its a Citroen. Looks good though. Handles well even if the suspension is a little bit bouncey around town. Good effort but will always be looked at a boy racer car rather than a true hot hatch because of that VTS badge.

  • 1.6i VTR Sensodrive 3dr

    Andrew Hood Date: 07/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      36

    My car

    Good little car let down by the fact that its a Citroen. Owned mine for 6 months, senso-drive was the sole reason for selling an otherwise good car. 1st to 2nd gear was like having an epileptic fit in the middle of a busy roundabout. Not very quick despite the VTR badge, not very good on petrol either. Dont be fooled into thinking this is an auto-matic cos its not, its supercar ideas in a cheap hatchback, but once into 3rd and at speed the flappy paddles are decent and smooth if used properly - dont bother with the Auto mode, its supposed to learn your style of driving but it'll just annoy you.

Citroën C2 Hatchback

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