Citroen C3 1.6 automatic - what do you think of them?

I am looking at a Sept 11 ,61 plate Citroen C3 1,6 automatic exclusive at £8995 from main dealer. Are you happy with this automatic? Test drive was good.

However I hired by chance a Hyundai 130 1.4 manual for the weekend and am blown away by the performance of the car even though only achieved 36mpg, so comfortable and easy to drive. What year could I get to match the £8995 for the Citroen?

Asked on 13 January 2013 by golfnut11

Answered by Honest John
Hyundai i30 1.4s are very smooth and deceptively quick because they are low geared. Not so much fun on the motorway when you're pulling more than 3,500rpm just to do 70.

The Phase II C3 1.6VTI auto is a 4 speed torque converter auto, not an automated manual Sensodrive. So few sold that Glass's does not book it. Glass's retail for an 11 reg i30 1.4 Comfort is £7,260; for a Style £7,580. 2012 model not yet booked.
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