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#1 20-05-10 08:08:34

mark1968
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Citroen C3 (New) or Seat Ibiza

I may be forced to have to look at changing cars after having an accident in mine on test at the weekend. Thankfully it was the other drivers fault.

I was using a fiesta but they have had a couple of price increases since I had purchased mine so I can not afford to replace it like for like.

I am now looking at leasing either the new shape Citroen C3 or a Seat Ibiza. Is anyone using either of these if so please can I have some feed back.

Thanks

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20-05-10 08:08:34

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Re: Citroen C3 (New) or Seat Ibiza




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#2 19-07-10 21:08:18

asroxx@yahoo.com
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Re: Citroen C3 (New) or Seat Ibiza

I think Seat is the best choice. Citroen use to always have electric problems

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#3 15-08-10 11:23:11

Loony
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Re: Citroen C3 (New) or Seat Ibiza

I have been running a fiesta 1.6 titanium for nearly 2 years but I have just ordered a new Ibiza FR 2.0 Tdi in Crono yellow. The fiesta doesn't seem to be as comfy as the Seat. Plus the dealer offer was to good to turn down!


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#4 15-08-10 11:38:47

robinsamuels
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Re: Citroen C3 (New) or Seat Ibiza

I've known too many people with Citroens who've had problems to ever trust one.


When it gets to the stage of sadobestionecrophilia, give up: Otherwise known as flogging a dead horse!

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#5 15-08-10 15:52:09

finch
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Re: Citroen C3 (New) or Seat Ibiza

I use New shape Seat Ibiza now covered nearly 30000 as of yet no problems and still feels like new, a good al round car for learners and Fleet work.

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#6 15-08-10 18:05:46

robcooling
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Re: Citroen C3 (New) or Seat Ibiza

I have a friend who bought a new Citroen C3 and guess what happened within a month... electrical problems!! Why can Citroen not sort their electrics??

Oh, and after they fixed that the brakes intermittently made this horrific grinding noise which they couldn't suss out.


Rob

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#7 15-08-10 18:18:26

robinsamuels
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Re: Citroen C3 (New) or Seat Ibiza

To give you an example of Citroen electrical issues, I borrowed my father's Xsara Picasso for a trip to Lisbon a couple of Christmas' ago. No problems till about Bordeaux and then the washer motor failed (not good in grotty conditions). We got to northern Portugal late at night and stayed at my in-laws house in the area ready for a last drive down to Lisbon in the morning, with lots of stops on the way to dump bottles of water over the screen.

Come the morning, the auto box wouldn't engage and there were warning lights all over the dash. I spent an hour or so trying everything I could think of, then had to arrange for it to be collected by the local Citroen dealer on a low loader. That was on Christmas eve, the main evening of celebration in Portugal, so great customer service from the dealer.

After about a week, we had a call from the dealer to say they had fixed it. So, we travelled back up north to collect it. The dealer said they had spent about 3 hours looking for a fault and then finally found a fuse placed in the electrics surrounding the box which wasn't shown on any of their workshop manuals. Roughly 80 euros and a week without a car and the problem was fixed with a simple fuse.

The washer problem was a blown relay, again not one shown in the owners manual though it was in the dealers information.


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#8 01-11-10 20:31:11

Loony
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Re: Citroen C3 (New) or Seat Ibiza

My New Ibiza FR ready for the new year!


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