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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.
  • 1.4i Design 3dr

    Carol Lane , Mid Glamorgan . Date: 09/05/2008
    • Overall 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

    My car

    I have owned my Citoen C2 from New and it is now only 3 Years old. I have just had the news that it needs a new £600 Cat..Converter after only 3 years. I previously owned a C3 5 Door 1.4 Desire and had to get rid of it after only 9 Months as it spent most of the time in the dealers for repair. The C3 had exactly the same symptoms as my C2 but Citroen was not able to ever tell me what the problem was. I was reluctant to have another Citroen after the C3. But found the interior cabin in Citroens very comfortable. Overall If there was a more reliable engine in the Citroen I would have another one. But I will not be having another Citroen ever!

  • 1.1i LX 3dr

    Gemma Bacon Date: 26/03/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I purchased my C2 a couple of weeks ago and all I was looking for was a small, economical car for getting to work and I certainly got that and a lot more. It looks good, the seats are comfortable, it isn't the quickest car in the world but if you need it for short journeys it has all the speed you need. It's great if you are on a budget in terms of petrol money. Ok so it doesn't have a lot of boot space or much room in the back but it does what it was built for and it does it well. I never thought I would like having a small car but the C2 has won me over.

  • 1.6i VTS 3dr

    Jamal Thornton , Hampshire . Date: 09/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The 1.6 VTS that i drove was spacious and practical, a head turner and a hot hatch too!

    the flappy paddle gearbox was fun but can be a little delayed when cold! However, this is no big deal it just needs coaching and having driven many cars this will always stick in my mind as a great little town car.

    when in auto, don't drive it like a manual otherwise you will have gear confusion and shuddering from the auto box. put your foot down to go and it does all the work for you although the car does drive more responsive and smoother in paddle mode, take your foot as you change gear and down as you have selected and its very smooth and you maintain speed aswell! the good thing about the paddles is that you can do something that you cant in a manual car, chabge gear on roundabouts when you have some ideot in a saxo coming round your inside! haha!

    The handling was good but ride was hard as it had ltd. Edition alloys which were 17" low profiles and placed it hard on the road picking up all bumps.

    Equipment and quality is an issue which needs addressing by Citroen. the VTS i drove didn't even have air-con!!! for this money you would expect a lot more and an interior that wasn't designed by Fisher Price!!!

    All these aside and you have a great little economical town/motorway car... Just look after your gearbox when simply changing gear, don't floor it and change gear otherwise you may end up with costly bills!

    A popular and positive town car!

  • 1.1i Design 3dr

    Michael Bridge , Cheshire . Date: 02/02/2008
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Cool looking dash and great styling both inside and out. Light and nippy around town and comfortable for long motorway journeys making driving fantastic.

    Great car that has never cut out on me at junctions or revved to 2500rpm for no reason (unlike some unfortunate person who wrote another review). The cd player always returns my cd when I press the button.

    Boot is a little small and the 1.1 engine does not like hills too much but there are plenty more good points, so I think it is worth the money.

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