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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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20 reader reviews for Citroën C3 Pluriel Open.
  • 1.4i 2dr

    J R Hartley Date: 28/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The main problem with the car is the roof. Early models have been built with poor quality design and plastic, which snaps. A piece of plastic, owing to its inability to cope with heat and sunlight has snapped. The piece of plastic (a tram) probably costs around £5. However, Citroen will not repair the broken piece and have told me to fix my leaking, billowing roof, I need to spend £2K for a whole new roof assembly (tonneau, rear glass, etc, etc). I am not allowed to just get the tiny plastic lug replaced. Labour will be in excess of £500. I have had a full Citroen service history and owned the car since new. It is a Citroen design flaw, yet I as the customer have to foot the bill for a whole new roof assembly because of their incompetence. DO NOT BUY A CITROEN. They are a disingenuous company - I have letters from them claiming that they have not had anyone report issues with the Citroen C3 Pluriel roof mechanism - you only need to google "C3 Pluriel Roof" and you'll see how many people are suffering. Plus the Citroen mechanic told me they see these almost daily. Citroen UK are a bunch of liars orchestrating a cover up of shoddy design. Don't allow yourself to be conned by buying any of their vehicles.

    If you've been affected by the C3 Roof / engine cut out issues, or any other design flaw in this car, email citroensucks@hotmail.com

  • 1.4 HDi 2dr

    kevin smart Date: 17/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42.7

    My car

    I BOUGHT THIS CAR FOR MY WIFE TWO MONTHS AGO AT FIRST WAS VERY IMPRESSED AS WAS GREAT FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS THEN IT RAINED IT WAS LIKE BEING CAUGHT IN A TSUNAMI SO I TOOK IT BACK TO THE GARAGE I BOUGHT IT WHERE I WAS TOLD THEY REPLACED THE ROOF SEALS THIS HOWEVER DID NOT CURE THE PROBLEM WAS NOT IMPRESSED.

    OTHER FAULTS ENGINE SMOKEY GEARS TAKE HALF AN HOUR TO CHANGE

    I TOOK IT TO A FRIEND AT A LOCAL BODYSHOP WERE I WAS TOLD BRRR IT WAS A MAJOR ISSUE BRRR THEY SEEMINGLY NEVER SEAL PROPERLY BRRR

    I WOULD HONESTLY RATHER TAKE A BATH IN BRINE THAN DRIVE THIS CAR WHEN ITS RAINING!!

    RUBBISH CAR THE REV KEV SMERT

  • 1.4 HDi 2dr

    Kev Williams Date: 26/05/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Oh my God! I absolutely love this car! I love the way you can make it into 4 separate cars, it's so uber cool... What can I say?

    I always have the stereo on full blast singing along to Boy George and the Culture Club.

    I love styling my hair while hanging out of the window on the way to work every morning. I wear my sunglasses all the time when driving because it's just soooooooooooo WICKED!!! I love all the shiney knobs and the gear stick is so smooth...

  • 1.4i 2dr

    Nic Richards Date: 04/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I wanted a convertible but didn't have a lot to spend and had to consider insurance as I was only 19, the Pluriel by far the most affordable option I found.

    The fact that the side bars have to be removed to take the roof down completely really isn't a problem,the flexibility more than makes up for it. I can carry 3 passengers&luggage with the roof down,had I bought a car where this wasn't possible I wouldn't get nearly as much use out of it.

    The roof is great,I can remove it completely in about 2 minutes,&putting it back up is just as easy (once you've raced home to retrieve the roof bars!). With the roof&rear window stored in the boot,the bars make little difference,I quite like the quirky look it gives the car,although I do remove them sometimes.

    The interior is great,apart from a couple of niggles such as the slightly cheaper looking trim&odd mechanism on the chairs. The dash is really funky,the orange digital speedo/displays look great as my car is orange!

    I've found the car to be very reliable (touchwood),I just got it MOT'd no problems.

    What I love most is the individuality,literally dozens of 206ccs turn up on the carpark at work. But out of about 1500 people who work at my offices,there are only 2 Pluriels (and the other is in dull grey whilst mine is in sunset orange!).

    For attention seekers,who want convertible driving on a budget,&need to be able to carry passengers&luggage for weekends away,its a great car!!

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