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Used Citroen C3 for Sale

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Citroen C3 1.2 VTR PLUS 5d 80 BHP

£6,295 was £6,495
LONDON
2013 (63) 24,812 miles Petrol Manual
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020 3018 3067* View details

Citroen C3 1.6 e-HDi Airdream Selection 5dr

£6,695 was £6,995
London
2014 (64) 27,436 miles Diesel Manual
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2859* View details

Citroen C3 1.4I 8V VTR+ 75HP

£4,495
LONDON
2012 (62) 52,000 miles Petrol Manual
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020 3018 3582* View details

Citroen C3 1.6 VTi Exclusive 5dr

£7,448 was £7,498
chiswick
2013 (63) 6,991 miles Petrol Automatic
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2804* View details

Citroen C3 1.4 HDi VTR+ 5dr

£4,995
London
2012 (12) 51,878 miles Diesel Manual
020 3018 2981* View details

Citroen C3 1.4 HDi VTR+ 5dr

£4,995
London
2012 (12) 51,878 miles Diesel Manual
020 3018 2981* View details

Citroen C3 1.4i SX 5dr

£795
London
2003 (03) 137,421 miles Petrol Manual
020 3018 2981* View details

Citroen C3 1.4 i 8v VTR+ 5dr

£4,500 was £5,500
Croydon
2011 (61) 36,000 miles Petrol Manual
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020 3018 2648* View details

Citroen C3 1.4 i 8v White 5dr

£4,480 was £4,980
WEMBLEY
2012 (12) 24,272 miles Petrol Manual
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020 3018 5972* View details

Citroen C3 1.4 HDi 8v VTR+ 5dr

£4,480
WEMBLEY
2012 (12) 30,000 miles Diesel Manual
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020 3018 5972* View details

Citroen C3 1.4 i 8v VTR+ 5dr

£3,680 was £3,780
STANMORE
2010 (10) 54,000 miles Petrol Manual
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020 3018 3946* View details

Citroen C3 1.6 VTi 16v Exclusive 5dr

£5,695
Enfield
2012 (12) 25,642 miles Petrol Automatic
020 3018 2833* View details

Citroen C3 1.1 DESIRE

£1,995
HARROW
2006 (56) 39,000 miles Petrol Manual
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020 0002 2151* View details

Citroen C3 1.6 VTi 16v Exclusive 5dr

£4,495
HOUNSLOW
2012 (61) 55,614 miles Petrol Automatic
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020 3018 2996* View details

Citroen C3 1.6 i 16v SX 5dr

£2,795 was £2,995
HOUNSLOW
2007 (07) 64,730 miles Petrol Automatic
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020 3018 2996* View details

Citroen C3 1.4 WHITE 5d 72 BHP

£5,495
BELVEDERE
2012 (12) 25,000 miles Petrol Manual
01322 720 791* View details

Citroen C3 1.4 VT HDI 5d 68 BHP

£2,990
Erith
2009 (59) 78,000 miles Diesel Manual
01322 720 583* View details

Citroen C3 1.6 PLURIEL 3d AUTO 108 BHP

£1,990
Erith
2005 (05) 80,000 miles Petrol Manual
01322 720 583* View details

Citroen C3 1.6 HDI 16V EXCLUSIVE

£2,400
RAINHAM
2009 (09) 83,000 miles Diesel Manual
01708 392 372* View details

Citroen C3 EXCLUSIVE

£8,500
Dartford
2013 (63) 15,150 miles Petrol Automatic
Franchised Dealer
01322 720 549* View details

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Citroen C3

Used Citroen C3

AA Cars works closely with thousands of UK used car dealers to bring you one of the largest selections of Citroen C3 cars on the market. You can also browse Citroen dealers to find a second hand car close to you today. All used Citroen C3 on the AA Cars website come with free 12 months breakdown cover.

Expert Opinion

Now over ten years old, the Citroen C3 stands out as one of the most eye catching and vibrant cars in the stylish supermini class. A windscreen extending into the roof in the latest generation creates a roomy and airy feel in the cabin, but even without the extra light it remains spacious. Especially in the boot, which at 300 litres is close to being market leading. On the road however, the focus is on comfort and a stable ride, which means that the bulk of the C3's excitement is in its looks, not in how it drives.

Key Facts

New Price
£8,995 - £14,840
AA Cars Average
£6,565
MPG
39.2 - 83.1
CO2 (g/km)
87 - 172
Tax Band
A - H
Noise Level
70.2 - 74.6

About Citroen C3

The Citroen C3 is a supermini with bags of city style, a fun and efficient drive and good run costs. An airy and funky cabin extends the C3's sharp style while remaining practical, making it a comfortable and competent supermini.
Citroen's biggest selling small car, the C3 is affordable, efficient and fun; all of which makes it one of the best value offerings in a competitive class known for its value-for-money.

Why buy a used C3?

Like much of the Citroen range, one of the most instantly attractive aspects of the C3 is its chic, city style, which gives it a smooth but short bonnet, a rounded roof-line and large bulbous windows. The windows let plenty of light into the cabin, while clever design flourishes - such as the ringed alloys - give it a playful-yet-grownup edge.

Inside, the airy and bright cabin is comfortable and more spacious than many of its rivals. A carefully designed dashboard featuring simple yet useful functions in the latest generation is a considerable step up from its predecessor, while its boot (300 litres) is bigger than that of the Ford Focus, but not quite as big as the VW Polo. Along with its generous leg room for both driver and passengers, and comfortable seats, the C3 is a car that offers far more than its supermini title suggests.

On the road the C3 is at its best when at conservative, inner city speeds, but it is surprisingly able on the motorway, too. Good suspension manages to keep it calm and smooth on all but the most uneven of roads, while its low cabin noise and refined engines make it a competent long distance cruiser, too. Handling isn't particularly energetic or dynamic, but it is far from terrible, and only occasionally suffers from vague understeer.

A number of different engine options exist, but all follow the same requirements of efficiency and refinement above out and out performance. The most efficient is the 1.4 eHDi Airdream, which manages an average mpg of 83.1 and emits just 87g/km of CO2. A 1.4 litre VTi petrol option is brisk and nippy, recording a 0 to 60 time of a competent, but not outstanding, 10.8 seconds. The entry level 1.1i VT offers excellent value to buy outright, but is best overlooked in the long run in favour of one of the better performing, cleaner engines.

C3 updates

Citroen C3

The Citroen C3 was first launched in 2001 and has spawned a number of different models.

Here is a short history of the Citroen C3, starting with its launch in 2001.

  • The first Citroen C3 was unveiled at the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show and went on sale the following year.
  • The Citroen C3 Pluriel, a C3 variant which included removable panels which transformed it into a partial convertible was unveiled in 2003.
  • In 2006 the C3 was given a minor facelift which saw the front bumper receive a more eye catching design, while the interior also underwent a number of revisions.
  • A mini-MPV variant - the C3 Picasso - was released at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, and went on to find considerable success.
  • At the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show the second generation C3 was launched, and featured a more rounded design and a selection of added engine options.
  • In 2013 a facelifted C3 was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and featured an updated exterior and interior that included LED running lights and new tail light clusters.

Which used C3 should I buy?

The Citroen C3 boasts a number of quality functions in its airy, comfortable cabin. Here are the latest generation's different trim levels and key features.

Citroen C3 VT

VT

ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and EBA, automatic hazard lights, radio/CD player with MP3 capabilities and AUX connectivity, ISOFIX anchorage points, 15" Airflow wheel covers, body colour front and rear bumpers.

Citroen C3 VT+

VT+

Air con, cruise control with speed limiter, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, chrome door handles and handbrake, LED daytime running lights, Electronic Stability Control, ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and EBA, automatic hazard lights, radio/CD player with MP3 capabilities and AUX connectivity, ISOFIX anchorage points, 15" Airflow wheel covers, body colour front and rear bumpers.

Citroen C3 Exclusive

Exclusive

Panoramic Zenith windscreen, integrated dashboard scented air freshner, electrically heated and folding door mirrors, automatic digital air con, cruise control with speed limiter, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, chrome door handles and handbrake, LED daytime running lights, Electronic Stability Control, ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and EBA, automatic hazard lights, radio/CD player with MP3 capabilities and AUX connectivity, ISOFIX anchorage points, 16" Valonga alloy wheels, body colour front and rear bumpers

What should I look for when buying a used C3?

To make sure that you walk away with a car in good condition, look over some of these commonly found faults.

What to look for in a Citroen C3
  • Check the full exterior of the car, making sure that all panels and bumpers are fitted correctly and the same colour. Early model C3s are reported to suffer from a problem with poorly sealed bumpers.
  • Check that all electronics including air con, radio and any electric windows are working as they should. A fault in either one could be indicative of something bigger.
  • Leave the engine running and listen for any misfiring or unsettled idling. This could be a sign of a faulty injector sensor and could lead to costly repair work.
  • Check to see if there is any build up or drops of oil under the car once it has been standing for about 10-15 minutes. If there are, it could indicate that the sump gasket is leaking and needs to be replaced.
  • Cars built before 2003 have been known to suffer from faulty - or snapped - front springs. If the front of the car sits low down then this is likely to be the case.
  • Any noises coming from the suspension when driving over uneven ground could mean that the drop link needs replacing.

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