What used Citroën C4 hatchback will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Citroën C4 hatchback?
Provided you stick to the smaller engines and the less plush trim levels, insurance costs are very affordable. Much of the range falls into groups 4, 5 and 6.
It's only when you venture up to the 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines that this rises to group 10. The 178bhp 2.0 16v VTS 180bhp coupe is the worst offender, in group 15.
Fuel economy is good throughout the range. The 1.6 16v VTR petrol returns 39.8mpg, proving that you don't always have to go for a diesel.
If you do, however, the benefits are there to be had. Choose either of the 1.6 HDI engines, and you'll be looking at a claimed overall fuel figure of 60.1mpg, even if that translates into nearer 50mpg in the real world.
Servicing costs are marginally more than for a Ford Focus, but the C4 is still an easy and affordable car to maintain.