Citroen C1 VT 1.0i For £6,995
Citroen C1 Price And Running Costs
Rejoice. The Citroen C1 VT 1.0i's price tag is smaller than a supermodel's waist. As such, this entry-level trim costs £6,995 including Citroen's £1,000 Reward Discount. And it seems that everything about this city car is small. It also has pint-sized running costs, you see, so it averages 65.7mpg and returns 74.3mpg on the extra-urban cycle. It manages 55.4mpg in town too. Pleasing figures considering it hits 62mph in a respectable 12.3 seconds. Furthermore, it can be taxed for free thanks to its low emissions and sits in Insurance Group 3 of 50. Premiums are therefore smaller than a model's dress size. But there is more to this workhorse than its tiny price and low running costs. Its compact body – which is only 343cm long by 163cm wide - makes manoeuvring through crowded cities straightforward. Parking is also effortless thanks to the excellent visibility and short bonnet. This complements the light steering, smooth five-speed manual transmission, and the class-competitive ride. Life, however, is arguably less comfortable on faster roads where wind and road noise can feel intrusive. But so what? It is a city car.