Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Citroën C3 Aircross hatchback?
Some of the seat material available in the C3 Aircross is quite light in terms of colour and could start to look grubby if the car isn't looked after properly. Regular hoovering is a good idea to prevent dirt from being ground into the material.
Although 17in alloy wheels sound fairly tame these days, they can still be kerbed if you regularly park up by pavements. What’s more, the diamond-cut design will quickly corrode if the protective lacquer coating is compromised and water and road salt can make contact with the metal surface below.
Only top-spec Flair models get rear parking sensors as standard, so you’ll need to look for parking scrapes or dents. An uneven paint finish could be a sign of a poor repair that could lead to rust issues in the future.
What are the most common problems with a used Citroën C3 Aircross hatchback?
Is a used Citroën C3 Aircross hatchback reliable?
It’s perhaps too early to say how reliable the C3 Aircross is, since the car only came out in 2017 and hasn’t yet featured in our Reliability Survey. However, Citroën as a brand doesn’t have the best reputation for reliability, having finished 25th out of 31 manufacturers in 2018.
Also, the C3 Aircross shares engines, its infotainment system and underpinnings with the Citroën C4 Cactus, which came last in the small SUV category. Most examples that had issues were rendered undrivable, with the biggest concerns being the engine electrics, the brakes, the engine itself and the wheels and tyres.