Used Citroën C1 2005 - 2014 review

Category: Small car

Section: Our recommendations

2005 - 2014 review
Citroën C1 (05 - 14)
  • Citroën C1 (05 - 14)
  • Citroën C1 (05 - 14)
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Our recommendations

Which used Citroën C1 hatchback should I buy?

Of the two engines on offer, the three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol is the best. It sounds great and its 67bhp is more than enough in the featherweight C1. It feels eagre in town, and can just about cope at the national limit.

The 1.4 diesel is just as good. With 54bhp, it has less power than the petrol, but it has more pulling power, so its overall performance doesn't suffer much. You will pay more for it, however.

Two trim levels are available with the petrol. Vibe is the basic package, providing a limited amount of standard kit. You get a CD stereo with MP3 compatability, and that's about it. Air-con wasn't even offered as an option.

Chilled air wasn't standard on the Rhythm but you could pick up a model that had it specified as an option. You also get remote central locking, curtain airbags and electric front windows. The diesel is only available in Rhythm trim.