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Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair 5dr Review

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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 top-spec trim pushes the price up by a reasonable chunk, but for that you do get rear parking sensors, a rear-view 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, too, with the distinctive plastic ‘air bump’ side mouldings on the doors, a contrasting coloured roof and door mirrors, plus a leather steering wheel and gearlever.,

Engine: 1.2 PureTech 82

Around town this 81bhp three-cylinder petrol feels pokey enough, but get it out onto the motorway and you need to rev it hard to make it go. The good thing is it’s always pretty smooth when you do, although 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



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