What does this car say about you?
I am a sucker - I should have done my research properly and realised what a poor car this is.
What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think it looks cute but often wonder why on earth did I buy a Citroen.
Would you buy this car again and why?
No. People often to say that French cars have the worst reputation in terms of reliability and owner satisfaction. Even the Top Gear surveys seem to indicate this. From my personal experience I have to agree - I'll never buy a French car ever again.
What are you likely to buy next?
A more reliable, Japanese car.
Type of dealer you bought from?
Did you buy this car new?
What price did you pay?
When did you buy the car?
Did you get a good deal and why?
I got an ok deal: car mats and full tank of petrol thrown in for free.
Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Citroen were offering 1 year’s free insurance at the time.
What was the dealer like?
Dealer seemed nice.
What's it like to drive?
Its small size makes it easy to drive in town. However, the suspension is very firm so you will feel every bump in the road. So speed bumps make the driving experience a nightmare. On the motorway, it's quite noisy - at 70 mph the engine is doing about 3750 rpm. Winding country lanes (as long as there are no potholes) provide a good driving experience.
What's it like to park?
Easy to park.
Living with it
Have you had any problems with the car?
Riddled with faults. Within the first year, the battery died and the indicator stalk fell apart. Paintwork quality is poor - it seems to scratch so easily. I've only had it for 3 and a half years and done 30,000 miles and the interior already rattles a great deal. Recently, a suspension coil snapped and ruined a tyre, which cost a lot of money to repair. The car is falling apart!
What's most practical about your car?
It's reasonably easy to drive.
Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Air conditioning is very useful all year round - demists the windows in the winter and keeps you cool in the summer.