CITROËN C3 test
Intro: ASSURED LINEAGE
Attractive, this Citroen offers original and interesting furnishings. Better late than never for Citroen who have born a daughter to the 2CV,which the brand refuses to admit, has taken an appreciable younger look. Unfortunately, the rear interior and a resistant suspension that gives a bad effect. We hope that the constructor will make improvements in the right direction.
Esthetique: ESPECIALLY THE FORMS
If, Citroen refuses the affiliation with the 2cv, the exterior of the C3 recalls unmistakably the moment of the French automobile. The roundness is reassuring and the form is taller, all that is left to say about the new model is that it has as much success as its predecessor. A short car that is ideal for the city. The very high interior authorizes a secure driving position. The interior has been given a trendy appearance, which is new for the brand who undeniably have made an assault on the younger consumer market who pay less attention to new equipment packages that are inferior to the competition. Happily, the storage spaces are omnipresent and give a family feel. Due to the narrowness of the rear interior, you can not transport four adults for a long ride. However, a good point for the trunk. Its 305 liters capacity is completed by the crafty "Moduboard" which allows compartmentalizing the space. The only true originality of the C3.
On the road: BAD HANGING
At the wheel, the driving position (easily adjustable) quickly allows integrating the dimensions of the car. The wind screen blades don't distract and the steering is electrically assisted. The movement of the gearshift lever is impeccable, as like the chassis assembly, all the same, criticisms for the level of the suspension. On down shifting, the suspension causes the car to become quickly uncomfortable. However, on slippery surfaces the suspension doesn't suffer from any criticisms. Their adjustment in expansion and compression is without doubt the cause of this trouble. On the brake side, nothing to re-say if there was not the presence of drums at the rear, except on the 1.6L model. Anyway, it brakes relatively well and the car disposes an ABS system and an emergency brake system.