Despite having cornered the market in cheap French charm, Citroen is a mixed message for car buyers. Its move away from the overt quirkiness that was once its trademark has made it a more sensible choice, but we preferred it when it was just a bit mad. Can't argue with its aggressive pricing tactics though.
$19,990 - $23,990
The C2 has been designed cheap and insurable in an effort to fill the world with them. The world didn't care.
$19,990 - $29,990
A handsome new supermini that sensibly swaps sporting pretensions for comfort and quality.
$12,335 - $14,260
Now that's more like it! Somebody in a beret took a swig of paint thinner and hatched a wacky hatch with a bizarre roll-down sunroof. Gloriously unsensible stuff.
$23,990 - $36,990
On-the-money Focus rival with bags of character and enough eccentricities to make you want to believe that somewhere there might be a Transformer robot button.
$39,990 - $48,990
Absolute gem of a small MPV. More attractive than Myleene Klass and with more clever storage solutions than a Swedish warehouse. Nothing out there to beat it.
$49,990 - $65,740
As identity crises go, you can't really beat a French car that longs to be German. Psychiatrists will have more fun with it than folk who swap it for their 3-Series.
General de Gaulle would certainly have one if he wasn't dead. First Citroen for ages to honour the air-sprung oddness of the classic DS. A properly Gallic limo.