diesel probably buying it with stop/start and auto gears

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Year: 2014 (64)
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Tomorrow will prob buy a C3 diesel with auto,start/stop and almost everything but that huge windshield. It's a demo, got 1310km on the meter. 2014. Anything to check/consider?
Usage will be euro trips and ab 30,000km/year work related.

Thanks! Roger
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FarmerR wrote:Tomorrow will prob buy a C3 diesel with auto,start/stop and almost everything but that huge windshield. It's a demo, got 1310km on the meter. 2014. Anything to check/consider?
Usage will be euro trips and ab 30,000km/year work related.

Thanks! Roger
Hi Roger, is such a low mileage at 1301Km there shouldn't be anything wrong with it, not even a service due. But check tyres and wheels for kerb damage, bumper scuffs and stains or marks to the interior, particularly the seats.

Check all the options work and everything that should be in the boot is there. Some C3 have an emergency tyre inflater, so check this has not been used.

Make sure the dashboard lights do the right thing when you turn the key, listen for 'bings' or 'gongs'.
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Model: C3 2013-2017 Facelift A51
Year: 2014 (64)
Engine Size: 1.4
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Mileage: 1400
Trim Level: Stop & Start
Gearbox: SensoDrive
DPF: Yes
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Got the car delivered yesterday. Drove it to work this morning. Must say it's bigger than it looks. Engine and chassies impressing. Also I love how easily it is to get in and out. Only thing I have a hard time with is the automatic transmission. I still don't agree with it's choices of gears. And i wish it was a bit quicker with the switches. But I'm sure I'll get used to it. I bought roof bars as well. Now looking for a cargo basket or box. I like basket better. I prefer my cargo in a bag with option to haul odd size stuff on the rack if I wish.

But seriously!!! (This might be from my time other side of Atlantic) NO CUP HOLDERS!! This need to be sorted asap!

Otherwise this is probably the best and most sensible vehicle I've ever aquired! It's also damn good looking!
Chrome and deep red metallic.
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Thanks for the feedback :)
FarmerR wrote:Otherwise this is probably the best and most sensible vehicle I've ever aquired! It's also damn good looking!
Chrome and deep red metallic.
There is plenty of room for photos :) They are usually attached to a topic in the The Citroen C3 Club area!
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Model: C3 2013-2017 Facelift A51
Year: 2014 (64)
Engine Size: 1.4
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Mileage: 1400
Trim Level: Stop & Start
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I took out the cargo racks yesterday. It says to use a coin to remove lids from the roof of the car. I have no lids. Only two plastic covers running the entire length of the roof. Am I supposed to remove those? The racks are Citroen brand and the box says it's my model of the C3. But illustration doesn't match reality.
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Answering my ownown post: Dealer forgot to install correct cover for the roof. Will fix shortly.
Will try get some photos this weekend.
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FarmerR wrote:Answering my ownown post: Dealer forgot to install correct cover for the roof. Will fix shortly.
Will try get some photos this weekend.
Thanks :)
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