The first generation C3 replaced the Saxo starting in 2002, a highly regarded vehicle but produced for only one generation. The design (which inherits many components from the Citroen C2 and Peugeot 206), thanks to its particularly curved roof, pays homage to the 2CV, which is considered the best Citroen ever produced. This happened also because the C3 is aimed at the same type of public that would have bought a 2CV in the past. Another aesthetic detail strongly desired by the designers was the presence of non-protruding headlights, in order to trace the originality of the shape of this car. Even the interiors, starting with the half-moon dashboard, have soft and rounded shapes. The speedometer is digital, but despite this, the dashboard gives the impression of having been made with cheap materials. The 305-liter trunk has an average size considering the category of this car. The gearbox can be a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual, the suspension is slightly too stiff, and the system with four disc brakes (instead of two discs and two drums) is only provided for some engines inside the range. The C3s produced from 2002 to 2005 could be bought with engines from 60 to 109 horsepower. As always, below I have entered the technical sheet of the basic engine model.

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🏎 Citroen C3 I
📍 France
🛠 1.1i 60HP
💨 17,3 seconds
🔝 157km/h
💶 No longer on sale
Our vote: ⭐⭐⭐ (3/5)