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CITROEN C1 1.0i Rhythm 5dr (Review date: 14th March '11)
Looked for about 2 months for the right car, 4 door, economical, cheap tax,insurance. Finally decided that a Citroen C1 may be the car for me. First impression was 'WOW' is this car really only 68BHP. Car is very nippy, put your foot down and it shoots off with a nice rasp from the exhaust. Once you reach 3rd. gear then the power seems to die down. I've only done 2 long trips, on one I got 76 MPG and on the other 78MPG (being very light-footed). Back and for to work, only 2.3 miles, is the worst economy I've had, even this is in the high 50's. Tax is only £20. Not a lot of leg room for rear passengers, but O.K. for children under 10. Both back seat fold down to give you a fair sized boot (big enough for 15 bags of logs!)
Would I buy another? YES-maybe a diesel though. It's not a motorway cruiser but for the odd long trip is O.K. Around town it's great.
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CITROEN C1 1.0i Vibe 3dr (Review date: 13th March '11)
The Citroen C1 is a handy little vehicle around town, and is great on the motorway too. It's punchy little one litre, three cylinder engine has the grunt to carry out what is asked of the car. Being a very light weight car, fuel economy is great, with the car achieving over 60 miles to the gallon, and on a full tank of fuel can get you over 500 miles.
As a driving instructor, the C1 is a terrific tuition vehicle, with a tight turning circle, maneuvering is a breeze.
Fantastically practical and affordable
CITROEN C1 1.0i Vibe 5dr (Review date: 13th March '11)
CITROEN C1 1.0i Rhythm 5dr (Review date: 12th March '11)
If you purchase the car knowing its limitations the car proves to be practical if the 4 door is chosen. Easier to put any shopping on the back seat. Although the bootspace is usable it is not easy to get bags in and out. Very spacious in the cabin for the length of the car. Nippy , economical, easy to park. Cheap to insure and tax. The perfect second car for me.
Unsurpassed Reliability and 60 MPG!
CITROEN C1 1.0i Vibe 3dr (Review date: 10th March '11)
The Citroen C1, like other variants (Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 107) is a superb car for commuting, shopping, and ferrying kids to and from school. Externally It is tiny, it can be parked in the tightest of spaces, and will not obstruct traffic when loading, internally it is surprisingly spacious, plenty of foot and head room for all passengers and when shopping, the back seat can be dropped effortlessly to form a masive area for shopping. Performance is good, the C1 can handle a steady 90mph when required (on those autobahs, naturally) and willl return 60 MPG reliably throughout the range. The vehicle is very reliable and cheap to repair if anything does go wrong, the only thing i recommend is a set of 15" alloys which will facilitate better handling. The C1 gets the full 5/5!
Our Sex C1
CITROEN C1 1.0i Rhythm 3dr (Review date: 8th March '11)
We bought this car as a deliberate plan to save money...we traded our aging BMW Cabriolet 2 years ago, and really just in time. She is nippy (unless its a particularly bad hill), cheap to run - I don't think we get the maximum mpg but still a great improvement on 30! We can fit 4 of us in and some shopping. Parking is brilliant, there is always a space she can shimmy in to. Road tax is just £20, insurance, tyres and servicing are fairly cheap, and she goes so much faster with the addition of stripes ;) The downsides are: the fuel warning comes on and you need to get to the petrol station asap, I have run out of fuel twice...the seats are annoying in the 2 door, they do not return to where they were and its fiddly adjusting them. But thats it, all in all a fab little car.
Citroen C1 is Brilliant
CITROEN C1 1.4 HDi Rhythm 5dr (Review date: 6th March '11)
I have had this car over 3 years and travel 44 miles a day. It is the perfect eco-friendly car. Lightweight car with a thumping 1.4 diesel engine, economical - I have sometimes been able to get over 500 miles on a tank-full - that's nearly 70 MPG. It will cruise all day at motorway speeds and has the 'oomph' for overtaking. The boot is perfect for me - it means that shopping bags don't slide all over the place, and will the seats down we can easily get a couple of big suitcases in to get to and from the airport.. It will park anywhere, the ride is superb, the cd player and stereo is brilliant, the iPod plugs in and the sound has good depth. It's a genuine 4-door and will seat 2 adults in the back. It has 4 airbags and the thick door pillars make you feel very safe. Inside it's like a tardis - the interior feels very large. Buy it - it will do exactly the same as any other car - maybe not as 'Top Gear' fast but hugely cheaper and much better for the planet.
On the plus side it's cheap, on the minus side it's cheap
CITROEN C1 1.0i Rhythm 3dr (Review date: 27th February '11)
I bought this car new. It was my second new car and I was downgrading from a C3 to save money and because I preferred the looks of the C1.
Positives - It's Cheap! The car looks cute and everyone comments on how cute it is. It was cheap to buy (the Citroen was cheaper that the Peugeot or Toyota version). It is cheap to tax (£20 a year), cheap to insure (Group 1), cheap to run (seems to run on air and I get a lot of mileage per tank). Inside is an MP3 socket. It is small enough to park virtually anywhere. It carries 4 adults reasonably well (depending on how tall they are). Although the boot looks tiny you can actually get 6-8 bags of shopping in there and taking the back seats down to expand the boot is really easy.
Negatives - It's Cheap! You get what you pay for. There is limited sound proofing so it's a very noisy drive and backseat passengers cant hear anything you say on the motorway. When the back seats are down the road noise is even worse! It's a bone rattler - Im not sure what kind of suspension it has, it sometimes feels like the suspension was left out! When I first got it I ached after a long run - I have now had it nearly 3 years and I dont know if the ride has softened or I have toughened up but it feels a bit better. The driver's vent is situated to cool your right hand down nicely - great if you have a hot right hand, not so great if you're hoping to cool your face down! There isnt a middle vent. The sound on the radio isnt great due to no speakers in the back. The interior light doesnt come on when the passenger door is opened, only for the driver - not a big deal but still a bit annoying. There is no hidden storage so you cant hide any valuables away (there is a glovebox but without a door). It doesnt feel like a car you would survive a bit hit in - I feel quite unsafe and unprotected in it. You dont get all the extras I had with the C3 (light in the boot, auto door locking, steering wheel radio controls, interior light coming on when the engine is switched off etc).
I would recommend this car if you arent bothered about luxury and just want a cute looking cheap car. If you want to feel safe, have a comfortable ride and a few added extras, go for something else!
Citroen C1: practically small
CITROEN C1 1.4 HDi Rhythm 5dr (Review date: 18th February '11)
When I bought my C1, I was looking for a small, practical car. I don't do a huge mileage, but I like a car which doesn't run out of steam on a motorway, or on the slightest incline. My C1 keeps up with traffic, has a good turn of speed and is nippy enough for all types of motoring.
It isn't the biggest car, but for two people it's ideal. The boot isn't that big, but flip down the back seats and you can carry quite a lot. The front seats are comfortable and have a good range of adjustment, so you'll soon be comfortable.
Since my car's diesel, I get about 70mpg, more on a long run, and at £20 for my tax disc this year, it's not expensive.
It's a car that's light and easy to drive and has never given me one bit of bother in nearly 3 years.
I'd recommend a Citroen C1 to anyone if they want a simple, reliable and cheap to run car.
Excellent first car, run about to suit all!
CITROEN C1 1.0i Splash 3dr (Review date: 13th February '11)
Excellent car.... CHEAP! insurance group 1, £35 road tax, cheap servicing, tyres etc. Best car on the road.
Easy to drive and very nippy!
Would suit people of all ages!
Never had any problems with mine, been so reliable!
Fits into small car parking spots and shopping stays put in the boot!
Def a good car to buy!