posted 6 years ago

New Citroen C1 For £6,995

The Citroen C1 1.0 VT 3dr costs less than stale bread.

The Citroen C1 1.0 VT 3dr costs less than stale bread. In fact, this city car could be taking you to the bakery for £6,995. That is remarkably cheap for a brand new vehicle. This, of course, is the cash price for motorists with a lump sum to burn. An alternative, for those who would rather spend their savings on French sticks, is to lease this bread lover from the manufacturer. Terms include monthly payments of £99, over four years. That equates to £4,752 including one year's insurance. At the end of the term simply return the C1 and find another wheat based treat. That sounds easier than making a sandwich. Citroen also offer finance terms over two and three years - depending on your circumstances and taste.

So, what do you get for the money? The Citroen C1 1.0 VT 3dr produces 68bhp, reaches 62mph in a respectable 12.3 seconds, and averages a fantastic 65.7mpg. And, it can be taxed for free thanks to its rock-bottom carbon emissions. Very tasty too. This lunchtime snack is also nice to drive - but it would rather cruise to the bakery than been thrown around. That brings us to equipment. The Citroen C1 1.0 VT 3dr has: power steering, an engine immobiliser, various air-bags, and MP3 playback. That is about it. Just the basics, then. Another other niggle is that the cargo capacity is only 139-litres, which feels smaller than a bread roll. At least the rear seats fold flat to increase the volume to 712-litres. But let us not be too harsh. The C1 is a nice car for the price. Now, where can we buy fruit loaf?