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  • 12 August 2013

    Buying a Used Citroen C3

    Citroen’s C3 five-door Hatchback has been dubbed by Top Gear reviewers as a ‘supermini for grown-ups’ (Top Gear http://www.topgear.com/uk/citroen/c3/verdict), and you can snap up a used Citroen for a great price from Howards Motor Group dealerships in Weston-Super-Mare and Taunton.

    With its compact appearance and excellent fuel economy, the C3 makes for agreat town car. At just 3.94 metres long it will squeeze into some pretty tight parking spaces, and with an impressive 65mpg from a diesel engine you’ll get some decent miles for your money. For a small car, the 300-litre boot space is quite spacious, making the C3 a practical urban run-around.

    But the C3’s charms aren’t limited to the city streets. In designing the C3, Citroen have focused on comfort, fitting it with great suspension and making it surprisingly roomy and luxurious for such a small car. These features, combined with light handling and generous leg room, make it a rewarding choice for long drives.

    Once you get out into the countryside, the C3’s design really comes into its own, as its panoramic low-line windows afford stunning views in all directions.The windscreen stretches right back into the roof line, creating a sense of openness and light inside the cabin, while the side windows drop below the bonnet line so passengers can enjoy the sights as well.

    The downside of all this glass is it’s pretty expensive to replace due to the unconventional windscreen shape.

    The C3 has no pretensions of sportiness, embracing a practical and conservative style over flashiness and 'pizzazz'. It’s a sensible car – the kind your mum would approve of, but not necessarily the car you’ve always dreamed of. Nonetheless, with used prices from £4,995 from Howards Motor Group it’s affordable and will get you where you’re going.

    If you live in the West Country you’ll find the C3 to be particularly useful for squeezing through those tight country lanes and narrow village streets. In townships like Weston-Super-Mare and Taunton you’ll appreciate that generous boot for fitting in your shopping. And when you hit the open moors or the coastline cliff tops, the panoramic windows will let you take in the stunning views.

    Head to your local Howards dealership in Weston-Super-Mare or Taunton today totest drive a used Citroen and put it through its paces.


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