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Old 22nd November 2022, 00:41   #301
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Hi, took delivery of one of the first C3 turbo for the south of Kerala(cochin showroom) and to date have clocked about 3500kms.
The car has done a few highway runs, a trip to Coorg via the ghats and a couple of trip through the estate. Over all its been a pleasant drive and yes as stated by most in this thread a sensational suspension setup that eats potholes and bad patches like no other.
The performance has been exceptional although you feel a little apprehensive taking it aggressively around corners as the brakes aren't confidence inspiring but for a easy drive it does the job well. That's in the mountains. On the plains it's smooth. Overtakes come easy and you get the requisite power with just a tap on the accelerator.
All.said and done it's a pretty impressive package with a few niggles that needs sorting. Do any of the other turbo owners face these issues?
1. Water being splashed out of the top corner of the top DRL and the bumper joint. Citroen says they are looking into it. Hopefully there will be a solution.

2. Driver side wiper bottom part just smudges the water instead of cleaning. Been through three sets of wipers still no solution. Now on the fourth hopefully it's just a wiper issue as communicated by the service center manager.
3. Comes with just one reverse light that's hardly brighter than a candle making it absolutely useless when driven through a good distance in the rain or in really poor lit conditions. Has anyone managed to fix another bulb in the right tail light reverse bulb slot? Would love to hear how you had fixed the issue.
Hopefully the reverse camera ordered will be delivered soon, it's one way to solve the issue but still would be an issue in dark areas post a wet drive.
4. DRL fogging up. Citroen says that if the mist goes off when the car is on for 20 minutes it's okay. At times this is beyond 20minutes but when taken to the service center its.under 20 minutes.
5. Entertainment system hangs a bit too frequently. Switch off the car for a few hours and it return to normal. Has happened a few times, with both Android and carplay connected.
6. The horn of the car needs a little more volume as the current OEM hardly is heard over the roar of the city, that's Cochin, wonder what it would be in a more busy city?

Barring the above till date no mechanical issues.

The car is giving a steady 15-15.5kmpl in the city and around 16-18 on the highway runs. An enthusiastic drive on one of the highway drive returned a 13kmpl figure, but u need to put up with the constant beeps that's the new regulation apparently has made mandatory.

Has anyone upsized their tyre to the next digit or fixed other alloys on their turbo, read a few comments saying that an upsize would plant the car firmer on the tarmac? If not an upsize has anyone upgraded to an alloy that not from Citroen as the designs they have aren't very appealing.
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Old 22nd November 2022, 09:59   #302
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All.said and done it's a pretty impressive package with a few niggles that needs sorting. Do any of the other turbo owners face these issues?
I also own a C3 Turbo and would like to comment on the issues.

1. Water being splashed out of the top corner of the top DRL and the bumper joint - This is a common issue with C3 and doesnt look major, there should be a easy fix from Citroen. I have fixed engine guard which closes some open areas, but I dont know if this will solve this issue, need to check.
2. Driver side wiper bottom part just smudges the water instead of cleaning - I dont see this issue and I have not seen this issue with other owners as well might be a specific issue
3. Only one reverse light - Standard feature/cost cutting but it is common
4. DRL fogging up - Not faced this issue
5. Entertainment system hangs a bit too frequently - I dont see this issue, some times my android auto would disconnect and connect back within seconds but never hanged. Software upgrade might help just check with SC
6. Horn volume is low - For me if feels fine, you might need an upgrade based on your usage.

I have upgraded to OEM alloys and have installed reverse camera which is of decent quality and it really helps..

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Cochin citroen showroom was open today (sunday) so we went there and took another test drive of the c3 turbo. The sales executive we met yesterday was on leave but she arranged for her colleague to take our booking on her behalf. There seems to be new citroen dealership coming up at trivandrum in the next couple of months as told by the executive.

I was solely looking at AT options only but this little unplanned deviation towards c3 made me consider MT options and i'm off the AT train now, now anything goes AT/MT. This is has opened a lot op options for me new and used! If the wait is too long might think of other options.
I have backed off from the purchase of C3 Turbo. While the power delivery and ride was good I don't think it will suit me in the long run due to a mix of personal and technical reasons. Manual transmission isn't one of the reasons, C3's replacement is another manual transmission car.

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I have backed off from the purchase of C3 Turbo. While the power delivery and ride was good I don't think it will suit me in the long run due to a mix of personal and technical reasons. Manual transmission isn't one of the reasons, C3's replacement is another manual transmission car.

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Please share your reasoning with the rest of us. I'm looking to pick up the C3 soon and maybe you can give some insight on issues I might have overlooked
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What I felt issue with Android auto was that sometimes it's not able to establish the wifi connection hence it's not working. The vehicle needs to be turned off for around half an hour for it to work again. Also one time restarting the phone seems to do the job. Unfortunately my wired Android auto doesn't work. Maybe the cable is faulty didn't try to experiment
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