Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Citroën C3 Pluriel sports?
Let's start with the roof. First, make sure the canvas hood retracts and returns freely as this has been known to cause a great deal of trouble. After that, make sure the side rails unhook and replace easily. This is a fiddly operation at the best of times and frustrated owners can inadvertently bend the securing lugs.
If the hood looks fine, check out the interior for flimsy plastic trim and scuffed fabrics, especially in the rear where kids love to stand on the seats and jump out of the Pluriel when it comes to a halt.
The engines are reliable but the Sensodrive gearbox can be a source of much trouble, even when it's been properly looked after.