C3 1.6 vtr.

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Hi, I'm looking at buying an 06 1.6 vtr C3. I currently have the 1.4 hdi but it's time for the old girl to go. Has anybody got any advice and tips on what to look for with the vtr?
It's got a brand new MOT, full service history, timing belt changed 6000 miles ago but the clutch is very high and judders. Seller has agreed to fit a new clutch if I pay the full £1200 asking price. Does this price sound reasonable? It's in very good condition,70,000 miles.
Also it's seems a but underpowered for a 1.6 unless I'm just used to the turbo in my car. Anyone driven one? Just to see if it's me or the car? Thanks
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 79984
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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C3three wrote:Hi, I'm looking at buying an 06 1.6 vtr C3. I currently have the 1.4 hdi but it's time for the old girl to go. Has anybody got any advice and tips on what to look for with the vtr?
Hi C3three

VTR is a body kit with different wheel arches and other plastics. Mechanically its the same as the other C3s and has the same problems.
C3three wrote:Also it's seems a but underpowered for a 1.6
Is it a Petrol C3 or a Diesel C3?

If its a diesel C3 is it the 92 or 100 BHP engine fitted

If its a petrol, what is the reason for buying a petrol to replace a diesel?
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Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 140000
Trim Level: Exclusive
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C3driver52 wrote:Is it a Petrol C3 or a Diesel C3?
Why would any car with only 60k on the clock need a new clutch, no matter which fuel it uses?
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
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Engine Size: 1.1
Fuel Type: Petrol
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If you decide to go for this car I would suggest you find out how much the clutch will cost to replace and get money off the purchase price.

If you get the work done you know that it's being done properly (rather than if the seller does it, not saying they would but they could go for the cheapest job - regardless). You also get the guarantee on the replacement and fitting, you won't get that if someone else gets the work done.
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all the evidence and pretend you never tried :lol:
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Hi again, thanks for the responses. Truth be told I've been looking for a diesel but can't find a decent one. It's for my wife and she's seen this one and thats it, she wants it. I thought the same about the clutch but it's definitely going. Seller didn't argue with me so he must have known.
It's getting done at the same garage it's been serviced at the last 5 years so I'd assume it'll come with a guarantee but I'll check on that. He reckons the clutch will cost £250 but I can have the car for £1200 still. I'm just a bit underwhelmed with the power of the 1.6. One other thing is it normal for the underside of the bonnet not to be painted? The car is red and the bonnet is just like the picture attached.
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I'm not sure you'd call unpainted parts normal but that's how Citroen do it.
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C3three wrote:The car is red and the bonnet is just like the picture attached.
Also have a look at the body where the roof folds down to the boot opening. You need to open the boot lid and look at the body and you may find paint missing there. Its out of the factory like that, saving on paint à la Citroen.
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