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I need to replace the front tyres on my 2002 1.4HD C3. Decided to look online - too many to choose from. Do a mix of city driving and quite a lot of long motorway journeys. Something that wears well, fairly quiet, saves a bit of fuel and not a ditchfinder. Ultimately price will probably be the decider. Any opinions out there? (And I know best to put new ones on the back rather than the front wheels...)
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Hi Nicky, welcome to the forum!

Arfur Dent has a post about tyres that's worth a look: Citroen C3 Tyres

There also links to "buy online and the cost includes fitting at a local depot" outfits to help give the most competitive prices.
Ultimately price will probably be the decider
I agree there. When you look at the cost of the Michelin tyres that were fitted in the factory compared to a brand name alternative, the difference in cost can swing the deal away from the Michelin.

The Bridgestone EP150 fuel saving tyres get a mention in that post and the link takes you to reviews and ratings on the retailers site.
(And I know best to put new ones on the back rather than the front wheels...)
As I have been told by people in the trade. But to me, the tyres that steer me and do most of the braking should be the best 2 out of 4. Better tyres stop shorter, steer sharper, I want those up the 'business end'. Its a front wheel drive and its just not going to oversteer. (I will get off my soap box now)

For my C3 I fitted a set of 4 Falken ZIEX ZE-912 185/65 R15 available from https://www.mytyres.co.uk and used the best off the car to replace the rubbish spare. Partly because I managed to get a good deal on the tyres and partly due to its good reviews. I am happy with them :)
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With the slightly unusual size of 185/60 R15 on my C3 the choice isn't as good as some of the other models that take the more popular sizes.

I have been running around on the Toyo Proxies CF2 for front and rear, summer and winter for many years. I never switch to winter tyres, the miles I do and the driving that takes place over the winter months doesn't warrant it for me.


The summer toyos I use give good grip, and have a long life, I keep going back to them because basically they are a premium tyre without the high cost often associated with the quality products.

Citroen C3 tyres 185 60 15
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Nicky wrote: Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:17 pm (And I know best to put new ones on the back rather than the front wheels...)
The front wheels (tyres) do most of the work on a front wheel drive car. They do the propulsion, steering and braking. So best to put your new tyres there.
The tyres should be rotated front to back regularly or you will just keep wearing out front tyres.

Oh, and another tip. Your car (2003-2010) was offered with either alloy(mag) rims or steel rims with plastic "hub caps" from the factory. If you have steel (or aftermarket) rims no problems. If you have factory alloy rims they are "centerless". A lot of "tyre places" cant balance centerless rims!! If you are not sure, just ask the guys if they can balance whatever rims you do have.
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