Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Citroen C2 a Good First Car

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Citroen C2 a Good First Car

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Byline: MATTHEW TUMBRIDGE

CITROEN C2s are often considered as first cars because they look trendy, there aren't huge numbers about and it's perceived to be cheap. That's because the basic specs feel cheap and reliability on Citroens suggests they may be built on the cheap.

There's nothing fundamentally wrong about the Citroen C2, or Citroens generally, but there's nothing that is stand-out good either. Essentially, they are over-complicated Peugeots with more fussy styling. The C2 is a car for two adults and two small kids, no more.

The 1.6 petrol is for boy-racers with cash (or credit cards) to burn.

The 48mpg 1.1 petrol version is ideal for local runs and your first insurance premium while for everyone else there is a 1.4 petrol which does the same mpg but struggles less, and a 66mpg 1.4-litre diesel.

If you do a lot of miles, you should buy a bigger car that is more stable on motorways. But if you insist on a tiny French car, then go for a 1. …

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