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    Default New C3 going well in France

    The C3 helped lift the CitroŽn sales figures in May. It was the third best selling model, beaten only by one from Renault and Peugeot.

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    Review of 2018 Citroen C3 at https://www.caradvice.com.au/674890/...-shine-review/
    Some things never seem to change - 'Auto transmission is hard to live with' and 'There is no large enclosed storage, but a shelf above two awkwardly placed cupholders is big enough for a couple of phones'
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    He laments the lower safety rating due to lack of autonomous braking and lower pedestrian safety (lower than an SUV with bullbars?). Also he finds the armrests a bit tiring. I expect lack of layback seats would really make his drive uncomfortable. At least the dash cam impressed him, but not the fact that you had to run the engine to review the content. Hey, if after an accident, if you can run the engine and review the cameras content, what is the bitch? You are obviously still alive. Why don't these clowns catch the train? He certainly wouldn't have the balls to drive a 2CV.

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    The reviewer's name is Mandy John!

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    The NRMA reviewer liked the C3 (May/June) , but I haven't seen one at our local Inchcape-orium. I don't think anyone wants to sell Citroen any more.

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    Default A stern NO from the men

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    The NRMA reviewer liked the C3 (May/June) , but I haven't seen one at our local Inchcape-orium. I don't think anyone wants to sell Citroen any more.
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    And 240 ,000 RPM Turbo , that is fast

    It would send like a triumph trident under the bonnet, with its 3 pots

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    And 240 ,000 RPM Turbo , that is fast

    It would send like a triumph trident under the bonnet, with its 3 pots
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    It Doesn't sound like a trident , I heard a you tube of it

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    The Peugeot 208 is first cousin and they are to be seen and heard.

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    Well we have now had our C3 for a month or so and just under 1000km so far.

    First impressions are of a nippy, funky designed car that is fun to drive, economical and stands out in the crowd.

    Up sides include the aforementioned nippiness, the distinct growl of the engine on acceleration (and it's no slouch in traffic either), the attractive purchase deal and features package.

    Down sides include a lack of interior storage and the lack of front parking sensors (why have a rear only system?). The driver's handbook is sketchy at best. I'm still trying to find what one indication on the dash is telling us!

    Mrs P, the owner, is really happy overall with the little beast she has dubbed Oscar. She's not happy that it came with leather highlighted trim as this gets too hot in Summer and will completely ignore the camera unit. These, however, came with the car and represented the difference in delivery time between awaiting a bespoke specification or taking a car already in the country. Oh, and the stop/start system is bloody annoying when in a line of traffic getting out of the school carpark after picking up grandkids. Yes, you can turn it off via the dash screen, but only for that driving session, it comes back next time the ignition is turned on!

    It's interesting that these cars "only" get a 4 star Ancap rating because of the "lack of an autonomous braking system". Are they serious? The 2006 307 sedan that was recently destroyed, resulting in the purchase of Oscar, had a 5 star rating, and I'm eternally grateful that all of the installed features worked together to protect my wife from worse than a few bruises and a shaking. We went for the C3 mainly on the assumption, perhaps even the desire, to have a replacement car which would provide the same level of protection in the event of a mishap, and it certainly has the same features in terms of crumple zones, pyrotechnic seatbelts and enough airbags to create an internal bouncy castle if required.

    The fact that it's also funky looking and exciting to drive are icing on the cake.

    Still haven't seen another one on the road though!

    Cheers, Pottsy.
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    Shurely shome mishtake?
    Mardy John seems much more fitting...

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    The reviewer's name is Mandy John!

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    A big well done for buying one , Pottsy

    That little motor is so sophisticated , and quite different,,,,,,,, in that I would have thought John would be interested

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