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Citroen C1 1.0

CITROEN C1

 

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Small in appearance, but big on character, the fun and funky Citroen C1 offers modern, attractive styling, grown-up car safety features and is perfect for life around town, yet remains extremely affordable and inexpensive to run.

 

CitroŽnís newcomer comes with a standard specification that includes features such as variable power-assisted steering, ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Cornering Stability Control, twin airbags and an MP3 compatible CD player.

 

 

 

In fact, against its key competitors in the city car class, the CitroŽn C1 tops the charts for in-car entertainment, handling and safety features - it has been awarded a 4 star EuroNCAP rating for occupant protection - as well as performance and fuel economy.  At the same time, it also delivers the lowest CO2 emissions figures along with a lowest possible insurance rating of 1E for petrol models.

 

With a choice of both petrol and diesel engines the C1 is perfectly equipped for around-town motoring.  A nippy 3-cylinder 68bhp 1.0 litre petrol engine, with variable valve timing, delivers a confident and lively driving experience that can effortlessly stretch a gallon of fuel for over 60 miles on the combined cycle.  Additionally the HDi 55 diesel engine will keep running costs even lower, with almost 70mpg possible on the combined cycle.

 

CitroŽn C1 1.0i

 

First up is a 3-cylinder 68bhp 1.0i petrol engine with variable valve timing. New to the CitroŽn range this eager and responsive engine is perfectly designed to deliver a broad spread of torque through the gears as it powers the lightweight C1 in and out of traffic and around town.

 

With a top speed of 98mph the CitroŽn C1 is entirely competent on motorway journeys too. Yet this refined and frugal powerplant can squeeze an unbeatable 60 miles out of every gallon of petrol while emitting just 109 g/km CO2 Ė the best figures for any mainstream petrol car on sale in the UK.

 

Accompanied by the distinctive engine note, the C1 1.0i accelerates from rest to 62mph in 13.7 seconds and develops its maximum power of 68bhp at 6,000rpm and maximum torque of 69 lb.ft at 3,600rpm.

 

Statistics

CO2 emissions: 109g/km

MPG Combined: 61.4

Engine: 998cc Petrol
Transmission : 5 Speed Man

BHP/Torque:68bhp/94Nm

 

Kerb Weight: 790kg
Top Speed: 98 MPH
0-62 MPH: 13.7 secs
Insurance Group: 1
Warranty: 36 months/Unlimited

 

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Citroen C1 Reviews:

 

Citroen C1 reviewed by Susan from Derby on 16 September 2011.

HAD C3 WHICH WAS GREAT BUT MY C1 IS TRULY AMAZING PLENTY OF ROOM 4 4 ADULTS AND SURPRISING HOW MUCH SPACE THERE IS WHEN THE BACK SEATS ARE FOLDED DOWN FOR TRANSPORTING LARGE ITEMS I GOT A COT AND MATTRESS AND SEVERAL OTHER ITEMS IN THE BACK EASY TO MANOUVRE INTO SMALL PARKING SPACE GREAT TO DRIVE AND THE ENGINE IS SO BASIC THERES NOT A LOT TO GO WRONG AND GARAGE SAYS THEY ARE SO EASY TO WORK ON LOW TAX AND INSURANCE AND 58 MPG WHICH IS GREAT FOR ME OUT AND ABOUT ALL DAY IN MY FAVOURITE CAR SMALL BOOT BUT PLENTY OF ROOM FOR SHOPPING GREAT CANT FAULT IT

 

Citroen C1 reviewed by Chris Powell from Surrey on 17 August 2010.

CitroŽn C1: Hi my car "holly" is great 07 make n even still makes me smile.  I'm a student and we all have debates on which car truely is the best and honestly along with fords KA, the CitroŽn has the best economy drive and costs round £30 for a full fuel tank.  it also goes like hell off the mark n can reach 60 comfortably.  it also looks like it's been customed and feels customed from it's nippy side

 

Citroen C1 reviewed by Karen Coomes from Dorset on 19 October 2009.

Citroen C1 - 2009 plate - I was not keen on getting a small car especially driving an Audi A3 company car but needs must !. I love "sid" the Citroen he is pokey and can keep up with most and even been known to overtake on occasions I would recommend a C1 to anyone who wants to save themselves a fortune on fuel, tax and insurance.

 

Citroen C1 reviewed by Alan from E Anglia on 07 May 2009.

i own a Citroen C1 diesel, It is 2 years old and regularly returns 75 to 80mpg, road tax is £35 annually and it is insurance group 1, some parts are expensive like filters, but shares many features with the Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo so this should mean future spares reduce in price over all very economical to run.

 

Citroen C1 Vibe reviewed by Jeff Goad from England on 16 November 2008

I have been driving my c1vibe for 1.5 years now.  Its excellent value for money at £5790 brand new in red, white or yellow after haggling with the Citroen and paying cash.  at current prices of petrol being 93.9pence per litre it costs me just 7.5p per mile and I can get 370miles from a full tank.
drive is comfy and spacious in the driver seat. I'm 6foot1 and anybody sat behind me would be squashed however behind the passenger side would have plenty of leg room even with me sat in the front.  Boot space can fit a full shop in at a push.
£35 road tax and next year £20 it's light on the wallet.  insurance is the cheapest at group1.
The gearbox, engine and chassis is made by Toyota and the engine has been tried and tested in the yaris so you get reliability. Its great fun to drive and has only lost about £500 since I brought it.
This is without a doubt the best cheapest reliable green car currently on the market and will be for the next couple of years.  Go for a test drive.

 

Citroen C1 reviewed by Harry from Chiswick on 12 November 2008

I've been driving a C1 for about a year now, for the environmentally conscious it truly is a people's car. From the moreso Green manufacturing process...the Peugeot and Toyota variants are all made in the same factory to it's unbelievable fuel efficiency. This car gets you from A to B on the cheap and while not looking too bad either. I use the M4 everyday the car is fine at 70+ MPH, yes it is what it is: A well designed small car, I'm not one for molly cuddling luxuries, the electric windows, remote locking and MP3 socket do me fine.
As an example of the ridiculous fuel consumption figures...last week I put in £33 of Ultimate unleaded from Tesco which filled the tank to the brim, 6 bars on the fuel gauge show a full tank. after driving 175 miles the gauge has only dropped one bar...Go figure...an Audi A4 driver asked me this morning is it true 80 mpg?
He Then told me he pays £60 a week to do 150 miles!!! :)

 

Citroen C1 5dr Petrol reviewed by Colin from Shetland on 17 March 2008

My C1 story. I researched on the internet for a new car that would be value for money and came up with the C1, this wee car  ticked all the boxes.
Next step i ordered one over the phone from my local dealer, step two i went to collect and pay for the car , until this point i had never even sat in one.
Well, as i sat in my new wee car (having driven an Audi A6 for the last 8 years) i thought "what have i done" and the thirty mile drive home from the dealers compounded my fist thoughts.
However and it's a really big however..... having owned a C1 now for three months i love it! Great little short journey car, the second gear is so well placed with 50 MPH no problem before engaging third gear she keeps up with and pulls away from most around town traffic.
My gripes are, the interior light is activated by the drivers door opening only not the passenger doors and no interior light in the boot space.

 

Citroen C1 5dr 1.4 diesel Reviewed by Peter Lewis from Llandudno North Wales on 06 January 2008

Like the other reviewer who thinks his C1 is the bees knees, mine is also a five door in Caldera metalic black but a diesel not a petrol.

Now many consider the premium of over £1000 for the diesel over the petrol is too much but actually i only paid £7295 for the car which included the paint because the dealership had pre registered it and it was taking up space in their showroom.

Not having driven a petrol version  i cannot comment on how good the engine is but recently on a trip to Fishguard in West Wales 147miles from Llandudno i achieved some really impressive fuel figures.

The first notch on the fuel gauge did not move until 221miles was on the clock and unlike other small cars with small fuel tanks the fuel gauge took quite a while to change.  That diesel engine unlike most reviews is pretty quiet and with a turbo onboard it really has spirited performance due to its 800 or so Kg weight.

Driving it is a dream and the economy is startling. I drive the 9 miles to work and back every day on around £6 worth of fuel which is just about 68mpg so near to its 69mpg figure.
That extra urban figure of 83mpg is no myth, i have surpassed it whilst driving carefully to Cardiff last year.

Really the government should get rid of that £35 a year tax as really its a joke taxing the second cleanest diesel available.

If you are considering a new C1 shop round and get the diesel because now £1+ a litre is here to stay probably permanently get the maximum miles to the gallon and pay the Chancellor as little as possible.

 

Citroen C1 5door Reviewed by Colin from UK on 27 October 2007

I've owned one of these cars for 8 months now and is one of the most fun and versatile cars I have driven, it accelerates faster than the quoted figure, get 70 mph in 3rd before you know it. I get minimum 50 mpg, and I don't spare the horses. £35 a year road tax, over 400 miles on one tank of petrol. Very good on motorways and town and easy to park. Small boot, but 4 doors and the seats fold down for increased boot space. Only gripe is that passenger electric window cant be opened from the drivers side.
Did I say £35 for a YEARS ROAD TAX.
Buy one you wont regret it

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