Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Citroën C1 hatchback?
The C1 is designed as a city car, so look for damage to alloy wheels (if it has them) for any kerb damage.
Look also for scrapes or dents to bumpers and body panels, because these maybe costly relative to the price of the car to repair and will affect the resale value if you don’t fix them.
What are the most common problems with a used Citroën C1 hatchback?
All C1s bar the entry-level Feel get a 7.0in infotainment touchscreen. Bear in mind that the MirrorLink function (whereby the apps on your phone are displayed on the screen) isn’t compatible with all iPhones, so make sure you try connecting your phone to the C1 you're looking at before committing to buy.
Is a used Citroën C1 hatchback reliable?
The C1 didn’t feature in our latest Reliability Survey. However, a car it is closely related to, the Toyota Aygo, did, and it finished high up in the city and small car class. It should be noted it was the most reliable city and small car featured in the survey the year before.
It's worth bearing in mind, though, that Citroën as a brand didn’t do very well, coming 22nd out of 31 car brands. Plus, the C1 is backed up by a three-year warranty, whereas the Aygo gets five years.
If you would like to see the full reliability list for city cars, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.