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There are two versions of C3. The convenional hatchback and the covertible called 'Pluriel.' The hatchback is a typical family runaround and doesn't even have some fussy French styling to give it a sellinig point. The Pluriel however, is mad.
The Pluriel, as revealed in Used Car Expert fault guides, has some practical issues and flimsy trim. But it is a small convertible which is fun and it is unique. In many ways the spiritual successor to the 2 CV.
Avoid the sensodrive gearbox unless you fancy your local mechanic. Otherwise, the 1.4P averages around 6,000 miles a year and you should take the one with the best service history and most kit.
There were several levels of specification including special editions. These are now scattered to the four corners of the country so you probably have to take what you can find really.
The Pluriel is about £1,000 more than the standard hatchback, no matter what age. The 3 year old cars are around £7,000 and the 7 year old cars are around £4,500. But you can find them for as little as £3,500.
You can't give older cars sensodrive gearboxes away so their depreciation goes up and up. But the standard car suffers relatively heavy depreciation for 5 years then begins tostagnate. So these are great value cars to buy that don't lose too much.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Citroen C3 you would aim to buy a 5 year old and sell it before it is 6 years old.
Diesel Citroen C3 cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Petrol Citroen C3 cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Petrol Citroen C3 cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.