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Citroen C3 Review (2008 Jan)
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What they said when the Citroen C3 was new… (Apr 17 2002) THE final part of this year's supermini saga is ready to roll and, as they say, the best is always worth waiting for. Citroen may be a newcomer to this part of the market but it has c... Citroen C3 Review

Citroen C3 Pluriel Review (2008 Jan)
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What they said when the Citroen C3 Pluriel was new… (Jun 2 2003) THOSE EVER-so-clever people at Citroen have come up with the niche model to end them all; a car which is, in fact, four niche models in one. In fact, the new C3 Pluriel isn't s... Citroen C3 Pluriel Review

Citroen C3 1.6 HDi Exclusive (2010 Aug)
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OVER the years, Citroen has gained a reputation for producing quirky little cars and the latest C3 has maintained the trend.Since launch in 2003 this five door supermini has sold more than two million models which, in a small car world also patrolled... Citroen C3 1.6 HDi Exclusive

Citroen C3 1.6 HDI 90bhp Exclusive (2010 Oct)
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One person's quirkiness is another's innovation and few cars on the road today offer the quirkiness - or innovation - of Citroen.Over the years they have produced some eye-catching and some pug-ugly creations.The latest raft of models are still eye-c... Citroen C3 1.6 HDI 90bhp Exclusive

Citroen's bubbly bargain (2010 Aug)
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EARLIER Citroen C3 prices are now down to around £2,000, so with full service history – which they should all have – they are a good buy.The bubble shape might not appeal to all, but it is very practical and there’s a wide range of engines to choose ... Citroen's bubbly bargain

New C3 is a glass act (2009 Jul)
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THE new Citroen C3 is shaping up to be a glass act with an optional 'Zenith' windscreen, which stretches back over the driver's head like those offered in the Vauxhall Astra.They say it offers panoramic vision and creates an airy and light cabin but,... New C3 is a glass act

Practical and affordable C3 (2008 Sep)
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THE bubble shape of the Citroen C3 might appear a little odd but it is very practical and is now down to quite affordable prices.Launched in 2002, there is a wide range of engines and heavy discounts when new make for low secondhand prices.Engines ra... Practical and affordable C3

Citroen C3 1.6i VTR (2005 Aug)
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BIG may be beautiful, but when it comes to a nippy little hatchback that has bundles of room, the Citroen C3 model has plenty of appeal.The French giant recently introduced a sporty version of its C3 hatchback model in the guise of the 120mph VTR and... Citroen C3 1.6i VTR

Citroen C3 1.6i SensoDrive (2004 Jan)
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IT OOZES quirkiness by the bucketload but is a pain to drive - welcome to the frustrating world of the new Citroen C3.With this model, the French car-builder has produced one of THE funky-looking superminis.But don't let its cute looks fool you into ... Citroen C3 1.6i SensoDrive

Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 VTI Exclusive (2009 Oct)
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GUARANTEED to bring a touch of flair and eye-catching design to the industry the non-conformist French giant Citroen never disappoints with a new arrival.And to be fair, the Citroen C3 Picasso is guaranteed to turn a few heads too.With its high sides... Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 VTI Exclusive

Citroen C3 1.6 HDi VTR (2006 Jun)
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IN the world of entertainment, award ceremonies are big business with television and silver screen aficianados seemingly never tiring of watching their favourites holding trophies.These days, car connoisseurs, too, are well catered for when it comes ... Citroen C3 1.6 HDi VTR

Citroen C3 XTR HDI (2004 Jun)
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IF LOOKS really can thrill, the Citroen C3 XTR will slightly raise the pulse. The latest model to join the burgeoning C3 range, the XTR appears to have been on a workshop equivalent of a workout.The rounded and practical shape of the supermini Citroe... Citroen C3 XTR HDI

Citroen C3 Pluriel 1.4 (2004 Jun)
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IF versatility, funky looks and an affordable price tag is what you're looking for, the Citroen C3 Pluriel should be in the running, especially at this time of the year.It's a fun car, but at the same time pretty practical with a fair amount of room,... Citroen C3 Pluriel 1.4

Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 HDI 90 VTR+ (2009 Dec)
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NO car maker worth an investor's share can afford to ignore any opportunity to increase their sales.Citroen created the Picasso as a brand within its own brand when it produced an MPV version of its Xsara and now we are seeing their family of people ... Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 HDI 90 VTR+

Citroen C3 1.6 HDi VTR (2006 Apr)
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CARS with character, rather like people, stand out. They are difficult to ignore, they provoke conversation, they are interesting and stimulating.The popular Citroen C3 has always fitted into this category. Now it's been given a fresh new update whic... Citroen C3 1.6 HDi VTR

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Three pot perfect for C3 (2013 Apr)
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CITROEN'S latest C3 has a new 1.2 litre three cylinder engine that suits it to a tee.I had a short drive in the new model a couple of weeks ago just outside London, which with all the traffic, was not the best place to put it through its paces.Howeve... Three pot perfect for C3

Wide view taken by Citroen (2010 Jan)
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THINGS are certainly swinging for Citroën's new C3 supermini after its debut back in December. It's the car which gives an extraordinary panoramic view through the its Zenith windscreen.This windscreen is a Citroen creation which is 36% larger than a... Wide view taken by Citroen

Citroen ends cashback (2009 Dec)
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MORE THAN a decade of money-back offers will come to an end when Citroen puts its new C3 small car range in the showrooms next year.Due to go on sale in January, the latest version of the popular supermini will be sold without the aid of cashback, th... Citroen ends cashback

Kia completes clean sweep (2012 Sep)
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FAST moving Kia’s charge up the sales charts is moving into top gear with the unveiling of four new models at the Paris Motor Show.A new Carens compact MPV and a sporty three-door pro_cee’d hatch had their world premieres at an exclusive VIP preview ... Kia completes clean sweep

Technospace lift-off for Citroen (2013 Feb)
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CITROEN has laid down a canvas of success in recent years with models like the Xsara Picasso, C4 Picasso, Grand C4 Picasso and C3 Picasso.Now the go-ahead French brand is embarking on its next step at the forefront of the compact MPV scene.With sales... Technospace lift-off for Citroen

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