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My Name: jimaustin

Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:09 am
Model: C3 2009-2013, New shape (A51)
Year: 2010 (60)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 118500
Trim Level: Vibe
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
Location: Bedfordshire


Just wanted to say hello to my fellow C3 owners!

Kimi was bought four years ago as a new car and carried me for 118,500 miles so far. She's a 1.4HDi VTR+ and I can honestly say that she's met all the expectations I had.

Fuel economy ranges from 60 to 72 MPG, (driving on the cruise control as often as possible). Tyres last about 37.5k and servicing costs have been low so far. Only one set of brake pads needed. I drive as sympathetically as I can but certainly don't hang around in case you're wondering :)

Problems she's given me:
1) Electrical: (all related to wipers according to the Citroen dealer, Perry's), resulting in a quote for £3k ( :shock: ) for a front loom as the 'washer jets had somehow sprayed into the fusebox'. This was fixed by my local garage for £148. Replacement washer pump last MOT cost about the same. Aside from occassionally jumping out of cruise, that's it!

2) Body panels: Due to a bit of inadvertent rallycross in the snows a few years ago, I hit a deep pothole, (about 3 feet). £2k repair bill from Citroen and a patch up by Bolam Crash Repairs in Leighton Buzzard set me back less than £200.

3) Accident: Young chap turning against the traffic went for a gap and found... Kimi, (pictures to follow). I realised what was going to happen and braced myself but the impact protection worked really well! Just gone in for repairs to DF Crash Repair in Milton Keynes so she'll be back with me in about a week or so.

The car has been that good we bought a second identical model when my wife's Clio gave up the ghost, she's a happy lady with 'her' C3.

Now Kimi's getting on a bit, I'll start doing my own small repairs and let you know what happens but I can honestly say it was money well spent and I look forward to seeing 200k on the clock in a few years...

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My Name: C3CAR

Posts: 2807
Joined: Wed May 04, 2011 10:01 am
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 140000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)
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Hi Jim,

Thanks for your C3 experiences. Photos would be very welcome :)

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