Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Check used car : Citroen C3

The successor to the Citroen Saxo not only changed the name of his small car, but basically the design. The C3 was 2002 and the market was mainly about. But corners and edges of the little Frenchman has yet, especially as used cars.
citroen c3 2012
Body
To 3.80 meters in length are two adults and two children. Thanks to the height of 1.51 meters headroom is very good and even basketball players get no bruises on the head. Another advantage is the short overhangs make parking a breeze. The trunk swallows at least 305 liters and with folded back seats up to 1310 liters. That even a shopping spree or a small move makes it possible. The shelves are sufficient. The instrumentation with digital speedometer and the tachometer is fragmented and getting used to.
citroen c3 2012

Drive
Seven engine options were offered at citroen C3 between 2002 and 2009, including four petrol engines with a capacity ranging from 44 kW/60 hp and 80 kW/109 hp. A good choice is the 1.4-liter gasoline engine with 54 kW/73 hp, the little Frenchman pushes too quickly when it is packed. Because of the C3 was generally purchased as a typical city car is on the used car market but rather to find the 1.1-liter base engine. Anyone who seeks to torque and powerful acceleration from low consumption, selects one of three diesel, whose power between 50 kW/68 hp and 80 kW/109 PS. The mean 1.4-liter four-cylinder with 66 kW/90 hp is a good compromise, but initially was not a diesel particulate filter fitted so they do not automatically receive a green sticker pasted on the front of the disc. The city residents should be aware of restricted areas. Is the 109-horsepower diesel is equipped with soot filters from 2005. Problems in mechanics are poorly understood. However, making the electronics to create the citroen C3. These include broken windows and generators as well as errors in the engine management.

Equipment and safety
A small car is designed for the city and not for long trips. This has benefits such as agility, but also disadvantages such as the long-distance comfort. The C3 tries to comfort, at least for the seats by a very soft foam balance that can be ausgelatscht but over the years. An extensive test seat is therefore mandatory. Typically French are also all the equipment and the high Sicherheitsausniveau. Depending on model and version are up to eight airbags. In the EuroNCAP crash test was able to convince the Citroen C3 with four out of five stars.
citroen c3 2012

The quality
Anyone who buys a used C3, must have enough peace of mind. After squeaking through the years and it creaks in the woodwork. Also rattling is not uncommon. Especially bad is the Pluriel convertible sedan, added to the still leaks and poor workmanship on the roof. Also in TUV report defects can not convince the little Frenchman. Although it meets the frame and chassis of the Citroen C3 rare for rust, but the exhaust quickly crumbles in front of him, after five years, the muffler rust risk. Often, the test engineers to make lined shafts, wear in the steering, the engine incontinence and errors in the lighting. The foot brake is causing problems, especially the brake discs are down quickly. No cause for concern are, however, the brake hoses.
citroen c3 2012

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