08 December 2013
My daughter purchased this car second hand with 25.000 kms on the clock. After just 2 months is failed to start, and she had to have it towed to a local Citreon Main Dealer, who diagnosed the problem as a faulty ignition and the starter moter is U S Neither the warrant or Citreon themselves accept that this failure is unacceptable, in fact the quality of the starter motor is not fit for purpose, having broken down withe car being less than a year old. There is also the point of price structures, A starter moter for this model in the U K costs £230-00, however in South Africa the same conponent costs £630-00, does third world mean you can triple the prices? How can a company like Citreon charge one tenth of the vehicles cost price for a starter motor?
Bought my Citroen C1 April this year; although delighted with my car, I have now encountered when braking hard my wheels lock and I skid to a halt. Fortunately I haven’t run into anyone or anything, but that is more luck than judgement. My car has now been at the garage under test conditions the problem has happened for the engineers who are now in talks with Citroen to try and resolve. Is there anyone else who has encounted this problem and what was the outcome? Please let me know, thanks.
Used the citreon C1 as a courtesy car and was very impressed so with my findings I have decided to purchase the C1 TVTR+ which is much quieter and more luxurious than the basic C1. After reading other review I hope I am happier than the 2 other people who have written their reveiws.
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