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07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fuel economy from another planet.

On a full 33 Litre tank of fuel i achieved 741 miles before i was told to refill.

The build quality is accaptable but the ride and handling are really excellent especially over long journies.

Those who claim they can never achieve a manufactureres claimed fuel economy try a C1 diesel.

With the cars claimed 86 Mpg on the extra urban sycle was trying for 667 miles on a full tank which is 90mpg. I went passed that figure with still well over a gallon in reserve.

I recorded 741 miles before the warning buzzer sounded indicating less than 4 Litres left.

Citroen claimed their C1 diesel was capeable of over 100mpg and many thought it was impossible.

I can honestly say 741miles from just over 7 gallons of diesel all achieved with carefull 50mph driving is an honest 100+ to the gallon.

Cost: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

After 20 years of company cars and free fuel - I bought this car aware of costs - I was prepared for faults (not the german brands I was used to) and a dull car - but - No faults (all German cars had broken down) this car drives really well - fuel consumption varies between 50mpg nipping around towns and even 67mpg on motorway - regular 200 mile trips to Scotland are not a problem - I would recommend this car to friends.
Unfortunately the car snob in me does make me desire something more and a little quicker - but the car does what it is supposed to do well , cover miles cheaply and without incident - well done !

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent for what it is - cheap, economical but not powerful. Lives up to expectation. Wouldn't buy any other Citroen as I don't like the marque, but this is a Toyota design so it's been solid.

Only problem has been loose baffles in the original exhaust - replaced quickly under warranty, but the problem has recently come back in the new exhaust (about 20,000 miles after the replacement).

All in all, comfortable (suprisingly!), reliable, economical, but don't expect miracles for a £6000 car.

Cost: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I brought the car for a cheap run a round to use when I am not on my motorbike, with cheap £35 year road tax and great fuel economy it ticks all the right boxes for a second car. It does wat it was designed for, it is cheap to buy so the interior comfort and soundproofing is lacking but you expect that with that type of price range car. On the whole I am very pleased with it and my next car will have to be as economy to run for me to replace it.

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Best Citroen I have had, but that 'cause it's a Toyota inside. Bargain price, very nippy, cheap tax, cheap insurance costs nothing to run and is quite cool according to my 16 yr old who wants it to learn to drive in. It's the car the new Mini should have been. Which is why my wife takes it instaed of the Mini cooper rag top! True.

Cost: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Had to replace the clutch in 2012. car also seems to get damp. winscreen wiper requires replacing every year and 3 of the elements in the rear windscreen have stoppen working. runs well and very economical (other than the clutch!). havent had any problems until the last 6 months. Cheap to fuel and tax.

Cost: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It always starts easily - I have not had many repairs needed - it is maintained regularly but not garaged. Yearly bills for service before mot. not too costly - any small repairs eg wiper blades always standard citroen prices - have replaced one set of tyres in five years - definitely affordable.

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car is enjoyable to drive, it could do with a little more power and a easier suspension but these are outweighed by its economy. Whilst it is not suitable for a family or anyone with loads of luggage it is ideal for a couple or single person.

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not as economical as we had expected. Main dealer service very expensive, so went to an independent. Would not have bought if made by Citroen (rather than the Toyota partnership).

Cost: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

a very practical everyday car,very economical and considering its a low budget car, very well thought out design inside and out.
would not hesitate to buy another!

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent. Meets all my expectations and nothing has gone wrong but that is probably because the factory is co-owned by Toyota! I wouldn't buy a straight Citroen!

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Fantastic value for money. Very basic but that means less to go wrong and a very good price. Remarkable performance for a 1 litre caqr and great fuel economy.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No reliability problems. I think that 51 mpg around town is very acceptable. on motorways it does considerably more. I do drive very carefully though.

Cost: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Brilliant little car, easy to drive, engine sounds lovely, cheap to own, easy to personalise and puts a smile on my face every time i get in it.

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Thoroughly practical. Very economical, cheap to insure, easy to drive and all I require in a car. My first Citroen, but not my last.

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for

Brilliant little car, this is the Mini of the noughties..
easy to drive and economical, just a pity it doesn't have a towbar :-(

Cost: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great except standard c1 clutch failure. went after 40k miles so better than some other owners. Cheap as chips for everything.

Cost: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Water pump went under warranty car has completed nearly 80000 miles without issues. Cheap to run cheap to tax and insure.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Good budget car. Not a lot of space in the boot, but plenty with the seats folded flat. Tyres are too narrow.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never let me down yet. It is very nippy with fuel costs , maintance costs are low and insurrance is low.

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

as a small (second ) car it does the job adequately- rear is big enough for adults on short journeys

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Never had a problem with it in just under a year. No spare parts as yet and fairly economical.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Very reliable. have had no problems. Very economical with fuel. Great for a 1 litre.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

It's fine. can be slow to start in the cold. Doesn't cost too much.

Cost: 5/5
08-reg , Owner for 1 to 3 years

A great round the town car. Very economical to run and nippy!

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Not owned it for long. It is very cheap to run.

Cost: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

An excellent car at a good price.

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

great car, but boot to small

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

it's great

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Fantastic!

Cost: 5/5