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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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
CO2 emissions: 109g/km
MPG Combined: 61.4
Engine: 998cc Petrol
Transmission : 5 Speed Man
Kerb Weight: 790kg
Top Speed: 98 MPH
0-62 MPH: 13.7 secs
Insurance Group: 1
Warranty: 36 months/Unlimited
Citroen C1 Reviews:
Citroen C1 reviewed by
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Buy one you wont regret it