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Citroen C3 review

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Citroen C3
8 Mar 2017 15:19 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 15:55

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Whether you’re a fan of its looks or not, you've got to admit that the latest Citroën C3 is a small car that bristles with difference, from whichever angle it's observed.

It borrows a chunk of style from its popular bigger brother, the C4 Cactus. And it does so with one aim: to woo you away from such gems as the Ford Fiesta and Skoda Fabia.

The Air Bump side inserts – standard on the top trim – mean minor dings are absorbed by plastic panels that can be easily replaced if needed.

What's more, the C3 could protect your no claims bonus in more serious scrapes, thanks to a built in dashcam which comes as standard on the top-spec Flair model; download an accompanying smartphone app and this also allows you to take videos and pictures of your road trip, then upload them to social media.

Should you allow yourself to be tempted by this style and tech? During this review will look at how the Citroën C3 stacks up against its rivals, and which engines, trims and options are best.

 

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There are 6 trims available for the C3 Hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
Flair Nav Edition
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Fuel Petrol
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£14,860
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Elle
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Fuel Petrol
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£13,685
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Feel
We think it’s worth the upgrade to the Feel model. This is because you get 16in alloy wheels and climate-control (rather than just manual air-con), plus a 7.0in touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, so y...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
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£12,293
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Feel Nav Edition
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£13,555
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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...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
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£13,816
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Touch
This entry-level trim includes split/folding rear seats, a height-adjustable driver’s seat and adjustable steering wheel, cruise control, and a DAB radio with Bluetooth. Safety equipment is reasona...View trim
Fuel Petrol
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