City car gets new face and cleaner engine for 2009
3 November 2008

Citroen is refreshing its C1 city car with a facelift, an engine upgrade and a posher interior for 2009. A cleaner, more efficient version of the 68bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine will be on offer which, Citroen claims, returns 62.8mpg (compared with 61mpg before) and emits 106g/km CO2 (previously 108g/km).Exterior changes will bring the C1 into line with newer models in Citroen’s range. An altered front end features a larger grille and redesigned headlights, echoing the city car’s recently facelifted big sibling, the C2. Sharp new alloys complete the makeover. Inside the updated C2, new cabin materials and upholstery are intended to boost quality. Full details on UK trim, equipment and prices won’t be confirmed until the revised C1 is launched early next year. We expect a slight increase over the current model, which starts from £7545.

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The Citroën C1 is the cheapest of the C1-107-Aygo triplets. The city car is cute, but noisy and basic

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4 November 2008

Why did they do that? Makes the Peugeot look pretty.

4 November 2008

"starts from £7545"

Ha ha ha ha ha! You could go into a Citroen dealership, sneeze on the salesman's suit, wipe your nose on his tie, show him a picture of yourself and his wife in bed together, tell him that you're the bloke who ran over his dog and then suggest his football team is sh*te and he'd still knock two grand off the price. Why does Citroen even bother publishing these bullsh*t official prices? Just but 'negotiable, but cheap' at the bottom of every advert...

4 November 2008

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"starts from £7545"

Ha ha ha ha ha! You could go into a Citroen dealership, sneeze on the salesman's suit, wipe your nose on his tie, show him a picture of yourself and his wife in bed together, tell him that you're the bloke who ran over his dog and then suggest his football team is sh*te and he'd still knock two grand off the price. Why does Citroen even bother publishing these bullsh*t official prices? Just but 'negotiable, but cheap' at the bottom of every advert...

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Because there will always be some sucker who will go in an pay full price. They're out there and I've seen them do it.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

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Our Verdict

Citroën C1

The Citroën C1 is the cheapest of the C1-107-Aygo triplets. The city car is cute, but noisy and basic

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