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Used Citroën C3 (02 - 10) review

(2002 - 2010)
Citroën C3 (02 - 10)
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What used Citroën C3 hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Citroën C3 hatchback?

Affordable costs are one of the C3's biggest draws. For a start, it's cheap to buy used, but don't pay over the odds for a young one - and don't use the list price of a new one as your guide.

Citroen dealers always give huge discounts on new ones, so check our valuations for used C3s on this site before you go shopping.

Fuel costs are low. Even the thirstiest - the 1.6 petrol auto - gives just over 40mpg in normal driving. Our preferred 1.4 petrol ups that to mid-40s, only 1mpg or so behind the 1.1 petrol. As for the diesels, they return more than 60mpg.

Servicing is cheap, so long as you avoid the 110bhp 1.6 diesel. And, insurance is cheap, too - the 1.4 sits in group 3, one higher than the 1.1 petrol. Group 6 is as bad as it gets - and that's for the top-trim petrol and diesel 1.6s.