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Citroën C3 Pluriel Convertible interior, tech and comfort

2003 - 2010 (change model)
Comfort rating: 2.5 out of 52.5

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

The well laid out two-tone dash is easy to use, and the digital speedo and semi-circle rev-counter are neat and uncomplicated to read. However the interior is cheapened by the faux-aluminium plastic air-vents, door handles and handbrake button, which are all evidence of obvious cost cutting measures. The high driving position enables a great view of the road, although rearward visibility is restricted when the roof is up, as the rear window is small.

The front seats are spongy but adequate, although due to the lack of contour there is little back or lateral support over long spells. The rear is just about big enough for a couple of kids, but adults will find it a squeeze, as legroom is tight – especially if sitting behind a tall driver – and broad shouldered passengers may feel wedged in. Getting the roof down couldn’t be easier – the canvas rolls back at the twist of a knob and it’s comparatively quiet for a convertible with little noise at moderate speed.

However, on the motorway with the roof down things can start to get noisy.