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.
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!
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.
With the company car up for renewal and having influenced my mother-in-law to buy the automatic C2 1.4 Sx with which she is overjoyed (she was previously afflicted with an older Fiesta automatic)I am considering the C2 as my new mount. Wanting to test drive the new 1.6Hdi VTS the nearest either of my local dealers could offer was a 1.6i version with 10k on the clock. The C2 is a cute and funky design however the ride of the VTS reminded me of my old MG Midget - "firm" but without the precise steering "feel" of the older car. Indifferent surfaces can really be felt and a softer setting would be more comfortable. The 1.6i engine is willing and really moves after 3.5k revs but on the motorway it really sounds like its working too hard and needs another gear(or 2). Around town it is well behaved and works well despite the transmission harshness on take up. At motorway speeds I couldn't hear much wind noise on account of the road noise from the rear wheels! A little more sound deadening felt needed here. Unfortunately I didn't feel able to frighten the lady sales person by throwing the car around too much and so didn't get a feel for the cornering. I'm sure I would grow to like the car however at this time unless the diesel version is better I'll be choosing the new Mondeo if only to protect my already damaged hearing!
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