Once 1 thing goes wrong it triggers off more problems.

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Guest's review of Citroen C3 1.4 SX

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“Once 1 thing goes wrong it triggers off more problems.”

Written on: 03/06/2012

Citroen C3 SX Auto.

Bought mine new in 2003 and had problems with the onboard computer within weeks. Actually met my brother in law at dealers when I took my car in for checkup and he was there with same problem - his citroen was 6 months older than mine! This seriously put doubt in my mind about my 'perfect little car!'

Good points: - roomy for a small car, nippy both about town and on motorway, nice looking and fairly comfortable. I particularly liked the head room as I'm tall and the arm rests to stop my shoulders from aching.

Bad points: - the windscreen shape is bad because when pulling out onto main road the columns block/restrict your view of oncoming traffic so you have to move back and forwards to get a proper clear view, so this is a bad design.

All seemed well until about 4 years ago when I got locked inside at home and couldn't open the doors to get out. Had to climb into back seat and flag a passing neighbour down to hand my key out so he could open the doors to get me out! Scarey stuff.

Funny how things start to go wrong just after the warranty runs out!

To date, she's gone through 4 batteries!

Other day door locks starting acting up again so took her up to Kwik Fit only to be told 'this car is a death trap!' If anything hit me I would not get out!

Got the AA to recover it to a Citroen dealer repair place so am without it until Wednesday next by earliest.

Thing is NONE of the warning lights alerted me to any of the problems so that tells me the onboard computer is unreliable! Citroen really needs to get their checks done and watch what they put into the cars before they kill somebody!

Over past 2 years one thing after another has gone wrong besides the electrics and it's cost me a total of £1.200 in repairs so far.

I will never consider another Citroen again.

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