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Citroen C3 Review

July 9, 2015

Fake Friday is upon us and if you’re searching for something to propel you towards the weekend, we’ve got a Citroen C3 review to help you pass the time. This hot little hatchback is going under the Car Loan Warehouse’s microscope and while it has all the style of a supermini, the C3 also packs in plenty of practicality. Fancy getting behind the wheel of your own feat of French engineering? Our Citroen C3 review will tell you everything you need to know about this roomy ride – including how to secure flexible finance. Let’s get to it.


There’s plenty of competition in this class, with the C3’s rivals coming in the form of the Renault Clio and the Hyundai i20 – but when it comes to comfort, this French ride won’t be beaten. If practicality is high on your list of priorities, the Citroen C3 hatchback won’t disappoint. It’s roomy interior comes with tall windows which provide great all-round visibility – and storage space is generous, too. The cabin boasts several cubbies and door bins for your essentials – and with a 300 litre boot, the Citroen C3 has bags more space than a Volkswagen Polo and Peugeot 208.

Performance & Handling

The 68bhp 1.0 litre kicks off the engine lineup but there are far better petrol and diesel engines in the range, with the best performers coming with a manual gearbox. The 1.2 litre VTi 82 petrol accelerates from 0-62mph in 12.3 seconds while the 1.6 litre e-HDi 90 manages it in a more spritely 11.3 seconds. Fuel economy is impressive across the Citroen C3 range, but the 1.4 litre e-HDI is the cleanest engine in the lineup – returning 83.1mpg and emitting just 87g/km of CO2, making it exempt from road tax.


The Citroen C3 comes in three trim levels, starting with the basic VT – but most buyers will opt to move up to the mid-range VTR+ which gets cruise control, Bluetooth, air conditioning and a leather trimmed interior. For those who are on the hunt for a touch more tech, the range-topping Exclusive model adds folding door mirrors, ambient lighting and a panoramic ‘Zenith’ windscreen.

Citroen C3 Finance

The entry-level Citroen C3 rolls in at a reasonable £11,075, but if that’s a bit beyond your budget, we can help. At the Car Loan Warehouse, we’re committed to providing flexible car finance to suit any make, model and budget – and with our range of Citroen C3 finance options, we could help you secure your own set of wheels sooner than you think.

Apply now to find out how we can help – or alternatively, head over to our online car finance calculator to get an instant estimate.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.