What should I be paying?
The new C3 is available through Citroen from £179 per month, with our favourite, the 110bhp Flair, currently costing £216 per month with £2,000 down on a four-year personal lease.
The big thing when buying is to keep an eye on the options list, which can quickly add to your cost. The only standard spec is a soft sand body colour and a black cabin, with the premium Elixir red body colour setting you back £695, and the Techwood interior finish (including Advanced Comfort seats) £400. That’s an additional £1,095 before you’ve even got started.
Official fuel economy figures range between 44.2 and 49.4mpg, and in slow-moving London traffic, the M25 and country lanes, the 110bhp car returned a real-world 48.6mpg. That’s pretty impressive. Meanwhile, CO2 emissions are reportedly 139g/km. Less impressive.