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Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair 5dr Review

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Manufacturer price from:£16,340
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With its funky looks, the Citroen C3 does a great job of turning heads. However, it's poor to drive and not very practical, so any number of rivals are more recommendable on an objective level.

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Trim: Flair

This range-topping trim pushes the price up by a reasonable chunk, but for that you do get rear parking sensors, a reversing camera and an in-built dash cam. Other trinkets include automatic lights and wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and privacy glass. It looks different to cheaper versions, too, with the distinctive plastic ‘air bump’ side mouldings on the doors, plus a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearlever.

Engine: 1.2 PureTech 82

Around town, this 81bhp three-cylinder petrol engine feels pokey enough. But get it out onto the motorway and you need to rev it hard to get anywhere quickly. The standard five-speed manual gearbox has a very woolly shift action.

Key information

0-62 MPH13.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: 48.7Motorway: 67.3
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating