Citroën C3 Pluriel (03-10) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 17 Nov 2008
2.5
The C3 Pluriel is a fairly cheap way of getting into drop-top motoring, offering quirky looks low running costs. The roof has plenty of versatility and can be slid back in sunroof mode, retracted fully for a convertible or the you can even remove the roof bars altogether to turn it into a roadster.

Citroën C3 Pluriel (03-10)
Unusual styling, good diesel option
Roof rails cannot be stowed on-board, interior feels cheap and flimsy, dull to drive, cramped rear seats

New price range:

£12,495 - £16,740

Used price range:

£806 - £5,908

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

2.5 out of 5

The C3 Pluriel is a fairly cheap way of getting into drop-top motoring, offering quirky looks low running costs. The roof has plenty of versatility and can be slid back in sunroof mode, retracted fully for a convertible or the you can even remove the roof bars altogether to turn it into a roadster. However the problem is that this has to be done by hand and there's nowhere to store them on board. Not exactly useful if you're caught out in a shower. It's dull to drive too with overly light steering and vague controls while the interior feels built to a budget with a lack of refinement. In June 2008 the model was given a subtle facelift along with interior tweaks and improved standard equipment levels.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

2.5 out of 5

Performance

2.5 out of 5

Handling

2 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2.5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

2 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 Rear seats fold forward, has been quite useful when moving house!  

3 out of 5

Leanne Orr ,   21 Nov 2009    ... read more

 Easy to drive and extremely economical. The roof opens easily and in stages.  

4 out of 5

Anonymous ,   30 Mar 2009    ... read more

 It has quite a lot of space when you fold down the seats and remove the rear boot shelf.  

1 out of 5

Ralph Kent ,   08 Oct 2008    ... read more

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