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2.5 out of 5 2.5
Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5
Citroën C3 (02-10) - rated 2.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £7,885 - £14,270
Used price £370 - £2,870
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £20 - £250
Insurance group 2 - 14 How much is it to insure?


Peppy diesel engines, economical engines, good value


Bouncy ride, cramped rear, cheap interior, unrefined

Citroën C3 rivals

Written by David Ross on

The C3 is Citroen's alternative to small hatchbacks like the Peugeot 207 and Vauxhall Corsa but compared to newer alternatives it's starting to show it's age - particularly inside where the low rent interior and cheap plastics let it down badly. It's comfortable and easy to drive, especially in town, but it's far from enjoyable and lacks the refinement and polish of competitors.

That said it does represent good value for money as a used buy. The diesel engines are particularly good too and return excellent economy making the Citroen cheap to run. Just don't expect many thrills along the way. Despite a new (and far superior) C3 model being introduced in 2010, this version is still on sale, badged as the C3 First.

Citroën C3 rivals