What used Citroën C4 hatchback will I get for my budget?
You’ll get quite a lot of C4 for your money. At the time of writing, it’s possible to pick up an example for less than £4000, but it’ll have a high mileage. Start at between £4000 and £6000 and you’ll find a good clean 2011 or 2012 car with an average mileage for the year and a full history. £6000-£8000 will buy you 2014 cars in excellent condition, while £8000-£10,000 secures you a 2015-2016 car, bought from a franchised dealer and with a full service history.
How much does it cost to run a Citroën C4 hatchback?
On paper, the diesel-engined 1.6-litre HDI is the most economical, with a claimed fuel consumption of an amazing 85.6mpg in one version, while others manage an official 78.5mpg. Figures for the rest of the diesels in the range average a claimed 60-70mpg. The petrol-engined cars can’t compete with that, of course, although the latest 1.2-litre Puretech engine does give the C4 on-paper figures of up to 60.1mpg in some versions, while the more sporting 1.4 VTi in the VTR versions manages 46.3mpg.
Insurance groups are reasonable, too, at between 19 and 26. Servicing is required every 20,000 miles, and for used cars there is fixed-price servicing, which starts at £115 for an interim service or £149 if it includes an MOT, and £195 for a full service or £229 with an MOT.