Which used Citroën C4 Cactus hatchback should I buy?
We like the character of the three-cylinder 1.2-litre petrol engine, but we'd only recommend the turbocharged 109bhp version, because the lesser 81bhp petrol option is rather slow and the 128bhp version won't be as frugal in the real world. The diesel makes sense if economy matters most, but the older 1.6-litre is generally a bit unrefined and you'll have to spend quite a lot to purchase a 1.5-litre.
When it comes to choosing which version to go for, we reckon it's a good idea to go for Feel trim to get air conditioning. This is because the rear windows on the C4 Cactus just pop out, which might not please some rear passengers. Also, we don't think it's worth spending more for a Flair or Flair Edition, since the interior still has cheaper-feeling plastics that spoil any attempt at a premium ambiance.