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Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5
Citroën C3 Pluriel (03-10) - rated 2.5 out of 5
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PROS

Unusual styling, good diesel option

CONS

Roof rails cannot be stowed on-board, interior feels cheap and flimsy, dull to drive, cramped rear seats

At a glance

New price £12,495 - £16,740
Used price £285 - £2,035
Fuel economy 41 - 60 mpg
Road tax cost £30 - £200
Insurance group 7 - 15 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Unusual styling, good diesel option

CONS

Roof rails cannot be stowed on-board, interior feels cheap and flimsy, dull to drive, cramped rear seats

Citroën C3 Pluriel rivals

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.

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