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Citroen C3 review

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While some might be happy with cheese on toast, others simply won’t accept it unless it’s a croque monsieur. You can look at the Citroen C3 in a similar way: it has essentially the same ingredients as many other small cars, but presented in such a way that makes it look a little more interesting.

That's partly thanks to its to its extrovert styling, but also numerous colour combinations for the roof, bumper inserts, door mirrors and Citroen’s trademark air bumps. The latter are nothing more than wide strips of rubberised plastic that are applied in places that could be prone to dings and scrapes – helpful in fending off attacks from rogue shopping trolleys in supermarket car parks.

But aside from its funky looks, is the Citroen C3 a good enough small car in key objective areas to make it worth considering over rivals including the VW Polo, Ford Fiesta and Seat Ibiza? And which engine and trim make the most sense? We'll tell you all you need to know over the next few pages.

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