Well I thought I would stick up for this little car considering the slating that it seems to be getting. It seems that people really only write reviews unless they have something to winge about. Bought an Ex-Motobility 06 55 Exclusive Sensodrive with 19,000 miles for just under £4k, as a present for my mother who can only drive auto's and she is thrilled to bits with it. Spotless and well kept, 1 female owner car. Granted its not a car that would suit a boy racer, but get a grip people, if you want a performance product to tear up the streets with, you dont buy a C3 semi-auto!!!!! I admit, you can feel the difference when between that and a regular auto when it changes gear, but its not anything to write home about and the more you drive the car, the less you notice, and if you drive like a normal person, you dont really give the car the opportunity to jump, and as for the comments about it not finding the right gear if you go to move off after not having completely stopped, thats just nonsense as well. My car is a Jag XJ6, and I dont feel unsafe driving the C3. For such a small cheap car, it has kit such as electric folding mirrors and climate control, and up to now, it all works. So if you are considering a C3, dont be put off by all the moaning, just do what you would do if you are looking at any car and make sure all the buttons work and it has a full history. And as for the Sensodrive, if you are not looking to set any land speed records, then dont be put off.
Paul Keating, Midlothian, March 13th 2011