Citroen C1 Used for sale Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Cirencester, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
The Citroen C1 belongs to the same family as the Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo. Cheap to run fun to drive great dring position and good on the motorway. All in a safe, 61MPG £20 year tax band package.
If you need to slash your costs, the Toyota Aygo could be just what you’re looking for. Available second-hand from only £3,000, the Aygo is nimble, easy to park and amazingly spacious for such a tiny car.
It’s also available as a Citroen C1 and Peugeot 107, thanks to a partnership between the companies. All three models are mechanically identical – the sole differences are specification and trim. So everything that applies to the Aygo applies to its cousins: here’s how to bag a good one.
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Used Citroen C1 For Sale Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Stroud, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
The only engine in the C1 is a three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol unit, and it’s fine for city life. It will cruise at the motorway limit, too, but coping with the ebb and flow of traffic often requires a gearchange or two. Peak torque only comes at 3600rpm and that, combined with the gearbox’s five widely-spaced ratios, means that high revs are a necessity much of the time: change up a gear too soon and you’ll find you lose what little momentum you had.
Ride & Handling
The light steering, slick gearbox and easy clutch combine to make the urban jungle easy territory. With a good view out, as well as a tight turning circle, parking and manoeuvring present no problems. Trouble is, the ride is very firm for a car destined to spend most of its life in the city, and the suspension can be heard – and felt – working over rougher roads. It does mean the C1 handles reasonably well, but it soon runs out of grip if you push too hard.
The three-cylinder engine is brash, but this sound can lend the car an appealing sporty feel on short jaunts. On longer journeys, however, it becomes wearing, as you need high revs for so much of the time. What’s more, the high levels of wind- and road noise at the legal limit make motorway journeys a tiring experience.