Which used Citroën C4 hatchback should I buy?
There're plenty to choose from, but you're best staying clear of the 1.4 LX five-door and the 1.4 VT Coupe.
Not only do they have the weakest engine in the C4 range but these trims miss out on air-conditioning and alloy wheels. Even so, equipment is still reasonable because every C4 in the range was fitted with cruise control, electric windows and mirrors, and a CD player.
Look at the LX, SX, VT, VTR, VTR Plus, VTS and Exclusive trim levels, and you start to find plenty of high-tech kit, such as parking sensors, laminated side windows and windscreen wipers that turn themselves on in the rain.
The C4 maintains Citroen's tradition of strong diesel engines, and the 1.6 HDI 110bhp is a good compromise between the slower 92bhp version and the thirstier 2.0 HDI, providing a blend of fun and affordability.