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Buying a used Citroen C3:


When you are buying a used C3, it is all ways advisable to carry out a background check to look for any outstanding debt, a DVLA, police or insurance marker on the car. Use a service like the one provided by HPI Check to make these essential checks for you. Ensure the VIN number on the paperwork, matches the VIN on the car.

The most important extra that was supplied with the C3 when new and must be passed to the new owner is the confidential key card.

Confidential Key Card for a Citroen C3
Confidential Key Card for a Citroen C3
This confidential key card used to add replacement keys to the BSI.


But there should also be a jack, spare of some description or if not, then the compressor and its fluid all stored in the boot area.

Buying a C3 - check for the spare and jack
Buying a C3 - check for the spare and jack

The 'paperwork' for MOT tests and 'car tax/road tax' - VED is now online. You can check the status of the MOT test for any Citroen C3 on the MOT check site for free. It is also possible to check the status of the car tax, but you can't buy the existing car tax from the owner! As soon as the car is sold, the old tax is returned and you must purchase new tax before it's driven on the road. It is now easier to purchase the car tax online on the 'Tax your vehicle'.gov site or by phone on 0300 123 4321.

Insurance is a very important part of car ownership and the C3 is no exception. An insurance quote from confused.com will help you find the best quote based on your driving history and the model of C3 you are interested in. If you require only a short term insurance, try insure 4 a day who provide short term insurance cover, ideal when you are picking up a C3 before you have sold your existing car.
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