The Citroen company has come a long way since 1914, when it began by producing munitions during World War 1. After producing the classic 2CV, the Citroen has never looked back and produced a range of round-town vehicles, including the Citroen C2.
The name of the Citroen C2 is reminiscent of the old 2CV, and the looks also hark back to the rather cute curves of the 2CV rather than the XM. In a bad light and at the wrong angle, the Citroen C2 could be mistaken for a Beetle, apart from the boxy back end, which is a more appropriate shape for a hatchback, which, of course, the Citroen C2 is.
The looks are where any resemblance the Citroen C2 has to the cute classic ends. The Citroen C2 VTR is a fun and inexpensive buy. At just under $20k you have a nippy 1.6 litre that boasts 80 kW and a five speed sequential gearbox. The small paw print means that the little VTR covers the ground swiftly and with plenty of grip. For $4k more you can slip nicely into the Citroen C2 VTS that is driven through a five speed manual gearbox. This is a great little car to drive. You can dispatch th 0-100 km/h in just a little over 8 seconds, and what is heaps of fun doing is leaving the bigger cars behind around the tight twisting turns! Very economical, a Citroen C2 will sip petrol the way a refined old lady sips tea out of fine bone china.
Safety-wise, the Citroen C2 is thoroughly up-to-date, and the ABS + EBD + EBA brakes will do their best to keep you out of a nasty situation. Boh models have driver and passenger airbags as standard, as are the lateral airbags and the energy absorbing side impact protection. The front seatbelts have pre-tensioners with force limiters and are height adjustable. The rear seats are slightly less well-provided for, only having inertia reels for both of them (yes, there are only two seats in the back). The rear seats do have head restraints and Isofix child seat preparation, however. Should you need them to, the rear seats in the Citroen C2 are split folding, so you can carry an extra long load.
Other features of the interior of the Citroen C2 are the height and reach adjustable leather upholstered steering wheel, and the handy cargo strap fitted to the boot floor. The Citroen C2 also boasts many handy storage pockets here there and everywhere, including in the tailgate. The driving experience in the Citroen C2 is enhanced by the MP3 player and radio/CD, which will provide plenty of enjoyment while waiting at the lights. Once you are out of the Citroen C2, it will be a relief to know that the transponder immobiliser and the deadlocks are all at work until you make use of the remote locking.
The Citroen C2 is unlikely to appeal to those looking for a family car – the prospect of having two children at close quarters in the back seat would make any parent wince – and it is not for those who want power and performance from their vehicles. However, the Citroen C2 would make a good choice for a very comfortable second family vehicle or shopping basket (let’s face it: it does look quite cute) or for a commuter around town looking for distinctive looks, handy size and fuel economy.
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