Auto Express's running costs ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The "stop and start" failed once. I fixed it by disconnecting the battery for a few minutes to allow the software to restart. the exhaust sensor failed and was replaced under guarantee. Satisfied. but the dealer (arnold clark) is expensive and I an going to use a local garage in future.

Cost: 4/5
03-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Economical car gets me where I want to go in relative comfort. Good handling and acceleration compared to previous, older models. Good use of space for a small car.

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

The little c3 has never broken down once or had any faults. mileage is now 73,500. I think it could do better than 50 mpg but this is still a good mpg.

Cost: 4/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Only 2 minor niggles, quickly corrected by independent garage. Running costs very reasonable, on longer journeys 55 mpg is easily achieved.

Cost: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

I have covered 5000 trouble free miles since purchase. The 1.4hdi engine is very frugal returning a regular 70 mpg in mixed driving.

Cost: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

It always starts and runs good. Do not have any running costs except fuel.

Cost: 3/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Only 1 non trivial fault in 8 years! Low fuel costs cheap service costs.

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

Very economical & reliable. Extremely good value to buy and run

Cost: 5/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Very good starter. Very economical on petrol and road tax.

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

Has not let me down yet. Cheap tax and good fuel economy.

Cost: 4/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Green; economical, versatile, good value for money

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

Starts first time. Cheap to run. Under powered.

Cost: 4/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Fantastic little car. All cars could be cheaper.

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

practical and economic and confortable

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

Great value car for the money....

Cost: 4/5
52-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

ITS VERY GOOD ON FUEL&LOW TAX

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

good value for the money

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

Good all round small car

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

not bad for the price

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

good value for money

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

Cheap but cheerful

Cost: 5/5