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Written on: 05/05/2015 by Libertyz430 (1 review written)
We were pleased with this car at first - it's a nippy city car that's easy to manoeuvre and park. But drawbacks soon became apparent, starting with the clutch, which needed replacing after just 2 years. The car is now 6 years old and will shortly be receiving its 4th clutch. This is a well known problem, yet Citroen seems to have made no attempt to fix the design, and we're always just out of warranty when we need a new one. The water pump is another part that commonly goes wrong; we had that… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/11/2013 by abbas22 (1 review written)
First and foremost, this is not a good first car! If you've just passed you're test or you're learning to drive expect to have trouble with a C1. If you're an experienced driver expect to have to adapt your technique somewhat. It may be cheap but you have to know how to drive one to do so well. A matter of revs - a balance between too many and too few. This car has a small clutch which is easy to overheat if you're not used to it, and if done frequently it will fail soon. But this car has a… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/04/2012 by SimonB12 (1 review written)
Unfortunately, I bought a C1 for my daughters 18th birthday. I thought.... a good first car,cheap to run and maintain and safe. How wrong and sorry could I be. For such a "basic car" the service costs are astronomical.For example, the replacement clutch cost ( by the way,the clutch failed 5 days after a service and MOT by the certified Citroen garage! which cost £270 pounds) was £599 pounds. Basically, the intent of a "certified Citroen garage" is to fleece you as much as they can once… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/02/2012 by turnasaurus (1 review written)
The car has been totally reliable in the 5 years we have owned it. It can be parked anywhere, the handling is brilliant and it goes surprising well for a one litre motor. Ok, its a bit bumpy and perhaps a little noisy, but we bought ours for six grand on the road and it goes for miles on the sniff of a petrol rag. All in all, well worth considering… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/09/2011 by JamesCatlin (1 review written)
Bought my son this car for his 18th. Payed 9,000£ in cash for it 3 years old. When i drove it home, the clutch sempt high and was making a clicking sound, so i took it back, before i gave it to my son, and they said its fine. About 6 days later my son was driving it for the first time and suprise suprise, the clutch broke, and he was stuck in gear. He managed to get the car parked and get the AA out. The garage fixed the car which cost almost 900£ and another 3 months later, the car keeps… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/09/2010 by jonno50 (3 reviews written)
Superb car. Can cut it on the motorway or around town. Struggles with full load, but I bought it as a commuting car so very rarely has full load.
Does exactly what it's meant to do with not many frills, yet very comfortable but still has driver appeal. Aygo looks better but price (£5600) for 5dr VTR (electric windows and remote locking) with metallic paint was about £2000 less than similar spec Aygo, and in any case the C1 is a Toyota. Otherwise why would you buy a French car?… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/07/2010
An absolutely wonderful little car.
I drive 400 miles a week to work so needed an economical car, the C1 does not fail there.
The digital fuel gauge has 6 bars, and my record driving at an average 55mph is 300 miles with just 2 bars gone!
My current record for MPG is 68.8, as you use the engine more it loosens up, the tank full that I am on at the moment is easily going to be in excess of 70 MPG.
If you drive this car sensibly, 70 MPG is easily achieved.
So many people report that they can only… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/05/2010
The car has exceded my expectations. Its fun to drive(even though i use it for work as well as social driving)it is cheap to run, comparitive to the cost of motoring in 2010.
The only problem i have had is with the clutch. Driving ok until all of a sudden it was difficult to engage gear. I do aknowledge i have done 39000 miles,but no indication there was a clutch problem. Ie slipping/high revving gear change etc. Took it to Citroen and they said there was a notice that there may be a problem… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/04/2010 by GezC1 (1 review written)
Love my little C1. The only problems I have had are leaking rear window seals which were replaced under warranty and most recently my clutch has started playing up after only 18k miles, we use the car each day but low miles travelled. It has taken my family of three up to London and back luggage and all with no problems. Great car !!… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/10/2009
I am a driving school instructor in my c1 I have covered 89000 in that time I have replaced the clutch twice myselfe it's not a hard job .
This car has only seen a citroen garage twice 1st time inspection 1
I service this car every 10000 miles I have replaced the following
cluch as I said twice and ineed to replace again soon (well what do you expect i teach people to drive)
front discs and pads
I have replaced front pads twice again a very simple job
i have brought a code scanner from e bay… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/08/2009
The Citroen C1 1.0 diesel version has a lot of torque output and coupled with the low kerb weight makes the car really nippy. It easily accelerates up quite steep hills. Getting 62 mpg with a 75% urban / 25% extra-urban driving split. The cabin is exceptionally roomy for a small car, plenty of leg room / head room. Leg room is good in the back (as long as the front seats aren't right back). Suspension is on the stiff side so a bit bumpy here and there but also makes the car handle well. Extra… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/07/2009
bought a Citroen C1 for my daughters 18th birthday
in later stages of february.
it had 31000 on the clock and was in good condition.
i drove it and commented on the height of the clutch before the
car started to move but was told this was normal.
surprise surprise 5 months later the clutch is done in and is not covered by the warranty because of the 12000 mile nonsense.
it is now going to cost £526.82p to fix.
i asked if they could have checked the clutch before i bought the car and was told… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/05/2009
I bought a Citroen C1 1.0 in feb 2007 , in July 2008 it had a clutch problem now i cant even buy the kit last year it was R6500 this year R10000 what is the use of selling car that are not fixable… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/05/2009 by chrisburrows (2 reviews written)
Our Citroen C1 (June 2007) has developed a slipping clutch after only 35000 miles - most of which has been done on motorways, not around town. I have taken the car into the Citroen garage this week, and have told them that I expect the clutch to be replaced under warranty, but they say that this is unlikely as the clutch is only guaranteed for 12000 miles. If the garage cannot replace the clutch under warranty, I will take this to Trading Standards, as I don ' t believe that 35000 miles on… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/03/2009 by tinytrimble (1 review written)
I bought this Citroen C1 1.0 car from new in 2006 and cannot fault it for anytbing. The running costs have to be the best part. My version did have metallic paint etc but NO electric windows or central locking which I thought was pretty much standard in new cars these days!! Get little car but priced a little high!… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/07/2008 by Crossroads (1 review written)
We have a Berlingo multispace and I wanted the Citroen C1 just to get me to work and for running around town. I love the Berlingo and was worried about the vast change in size but from the test drive I was hooked. Loads of space in the front for two people. It will take four people comfortably on a short journey. The luggage room is small if you try using large holdalls, change your packing habits, use smaller bags and you'll get two people and enough luggage for a fortnights self catering… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/07/2008 by MattCox (1 review written)
I would not buy another Citroen. I purchased the Citroen C1 vibe April 2007, within 15 months the following problems occurred; clutch was slipping, the dealership adjusted the clutch cable. Inside 2 days the clutch was slipping again. After dealership investigation the clutch was replaced due to a default in manufacturing. Returning from a holiday found liquid beneath the vehicle, the AA was called and advised not to drive the vehicle so the car was towed to the dealership. The dive shaft seals… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/06/2008 by engman (2 reviews written)
Overall a great, efficient, city car - good value for money. Acceleration could of course be a lot better, but not with the efficiency of the car. Fun to drive in town with a great turning circle for easy parking. Easy to reverse too with good visibility… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/01/2008 by Llandudnoboy (1 review written)
I bought my Caldera black C1 diesel without even a test drive and specifically for its appearance, economy, low insurance and tax.
Having bought it new collecting it on my birthday on the 5th June 2007 heavily discounted by Citroen to £7,495 which included the paint because the car was already in stock in their showroom.
It has surpassed all my expectations with economy I could only dream about.
A lucky purchase on ebay of a refurbished set of Aygo sport alloys for a more than reasonable… Read Full Review
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