What alternatives should I consider to a used Citroën C3 hatchback?
If you’re after something that makes a similar style statement, the Mini Hatchback is the obvious choice; it’s much nicer to drive and classier inside, though as a result it also costs rather more than the C3.
However, if you can live without the C3’s sense of style, a Ford Fiesta offers terrific value for money; it’s great to drive, too, and there are plenty of examples around. We recommend one that’s fitted with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine.
If you don’t like the sound of the cramped rear seats in the C3, you could also check out the Skoda Fabia. It’s one of the most spacious cars in the class, and offers a huge boot and plenty of room for those in the back to stretch out.