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Old 19th July 2022, 10:43   #151
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The Citroen C3 looks appealing to me from the exterior and has a good turbo petrol but i only wish it also came with a proper automatic transmission as well.
i am not a fan of too many gizmos in my cars and just want the basics covered.
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Old 19th July 2022, 12:36   #152
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I did happen to test drive the Citroen C3 turbo. The engine is a very tractable unit and was surprisingly refined for a 3 pot motor. The suspension setup is one of the best i have seen in compact SUVs and hatchbacks. It is a very good car when it comes to performance and drivability, but it does lack many of the necessary features. I would be okay with losing out on some of the nice to have features, but the manual ORVM adjustments, no adjustable headrests, positioning of the rear power window switches, no rear defogger, and the overall plastic quality doesn't seem to justify the price tag.
The sales person at Citroen told me the price is 10.3L +/-10-15k for the top variant "feel". A friend of mine got a Polo 1.0 TSI Highline plus manual for that price with all the goodies, which is a way superior car when it comes to performance or quality of materials used (The C3 is better only in space and rear seat comfort). The Altroz iturbo xz is not far away and it's loaded with features when compared to the C3.
Though the Citroen C3 is a very good car in terms of performance n drivability, i feel it is overpriced at 10.3L OTR Bangalore.
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Old 19th July 2022, 16:27   #153
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Looks like Citroen has a winner on it's hands. Striking looks, strong turbo petrol engine, excellent ride quality and good interior space. Only chink in the armour is the lack of adjustable head restraints for the front and rear occupants IMO.
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Old 19th July 2022, 22:25   #154
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Day/Night IRVM, Electrically adjustable ORVM, weird placement of power window switches are the biggest miss in my opinion which hampers day to day usage.
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Old 20th July 2022, 06:35   #155
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Have heard so many good things about the CitroŽn C3 from our fellow BHPians who have test driven the car. The only gripe seems to be the missing features such as adjustable headrests, dimmable IRVM & electronically foldable ORVMs. They could have provided at least these 3 features in the top of the line 'Feel' variant - especially if this particular variant breaches the 8L mark Ex-showroom. Hope they drive in another variant with these features soon or provide all the missing features in the 'e-C3'
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Citroen C3 launched at an introductory prices starting at Rs 5.7 lakh going up to Rs 8.05 lakh.

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Available in two variants : Live and Feel

Variant-wise prices

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Old 20th July 2022, 09:24   #157
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Best of luck to Citroen . Hopefully this product will attract customers to the showrooms . Good opportunity for the brand to get some volumes and invest more in expanding service network through out the country.
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Citroen C3 Price vs competitors

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Yesterday, in Calcutta, I test drove the C3 Turbo for a long time, in a mix of maddening urban traffic and some open roads.
Being an existing owner of a Nexon Turbo petrol, a Tiago petrol and a first gen G13B Swift I could make a decent subjective assessment of the little Citroen.
Needless to say, my views are entirely my own. Thought of sharing them on the forum, in case it helps anyone........Anyways, i am not in a hurry. I am pleased with the fact that in today's world, overrun by digital gizmo's and controlled by clinically accurate "connected systems", someone has made a nice, affordable, comfortable , analogue motor car which is very nice to drive indeed!

And that is exactly what I prefer.

It was nice reading your post Arjab. Being in the "70+ not out" club myself, I'm fully in tune with your perspective! You are right of course - the Citroen brand with its hydro-pneumatic suspension (right from the DS Pallas days right up to their WRC winning recent offerings) had set the bench-mark for ride. As I've said earlier, the worst that was said about their suspension came from some British scribe (George Bishop if my memory me right) - "Citroen loves complexity for its own sake". Though he had the grace to admit that the system was quite reliable!
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Citroen C3 launched at an introductory prices starting at Rs 5.7 lakh going up to Rs 8.05 lakh.
Just like their product launch of the C3. No drama or anything,

Price unveil on 20th July. Price revealed on July 20th before most of us even reached our places of work.

Expected pricing, both the base variants and top end turbo models look VFM (if you don't mind the feature deletion)
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Citroen's prices look good enough to attract customers who are interested in a car without all the gizmos and want a good engine and gearbox especially the turbo, but for the new gen buyers who are after all the tech the car has to offer, Citroen must bring in more features, or buyers will look elsewhere.

Also, every competitor has an automatic gearbox option in this segment, Citroen should have launched the automatic together with its manual counterparts, it would have opened up far more options for all kinds of buyers.
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Just received the Ex-showroom pricing from the dealer. Sharing it.
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the Citroen brand with its hydro-pneumatic suspension (right from the DS Pallas days right up to their WRC winning recent offerings) had set the bench-mark for ride.
Thank you for the kind words. Came across the following videos Sir. You may like it.






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Old 20th July 2022, 10:37   #164
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1.2L NA is a bit on pricier side for a new company that is yet to establish as a brand, forget the model. Not to forget the pricing is introductory. At 90K premium Kiger turbo probably makes better case than C3 Turbo.
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Citroen C3 launch Press Release

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