On the road: Citroën C3 Picasso Exclusive HDI 115 manual | Technology | The Guardian

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The Citroën C3 Picasso HDI 115 manual: it has ‘a sense of and of fun, mischief even’. Simon Stuart-Miller for the Guardian

cars have personality, don’t. A bit like people, A Bugatti Veyron has personality, as a Skoda Yeti. An Aston DB9

Audis on the whole don’t, the A2 did when it first came but it’s fading (interestingly, usually gain personality age). As a rule Vauxhalls have any, though, age they are; that griffin badge is like a of non-personality. You disagree?

You can disagree all you like, argue the cows come home. no use. I am the arbiter of personality.

isn’t alway a good The Mini Cooper Coupe has it, but a stupid personality. Lots of that are very desirable to of people have very personality (the aforementioned for example). It’s about not money or looks.

Often, it’s small that have it. Very few do. But this one, the Citroën C3 does.

It has been given a few tweaks to keep it fresh, but essentially the same car that’s around for a few years now.

at it: it’s undeniably a vehicle for people – a little bus. But also a sense of style, and of mischief even, about it. It OK, so I have a family now, but not quite ready to give up on my own just yet.

The fun continues inside, where roomy for such a little and modern, interesting, light. So The wraparound windscreen is like the bay of a suburban semi.

If we had a cat, I have brought it along to up in the corner. It has a panoramic sunroof, so it’s like being in a greenhouse. I should have along some house as well, for even more

To drive, it’s no great but neither is it a chore – more a car than a little bus. diesel-engined model is very without setting my world on but it is impressive on fuel consumption and The manual gearbox took a bit of used to, as did having all the instruments in a of central space pod, than directly in front of the

Hey, they’re for everyone to This is a democratic, ideologically car. It took me a while to out some of the controls, such as the and the satnav, but then I’m thick (read: old) things like that.

Who though? I don’t need or even to know where I am. got light, and air, and flair. I may a family, but I’m not quite to give up on life just

I’m in a car I like being in, one personality. Good personality.

Citroen C3

C3 Picasso Exclusive HDI 115 manual


Top speed 114mph

0-62mph in 11.2 seconds

fuel consumption 58.8mph

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