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#100446 - 17th Oct 2004 3:06pm Citroen: C2 VTS
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CitroŽn C2 Hatchback 1.6i VTS created:

Overall Rating
Price: £11,995 For: The C2 VTS looks the part thanks to its sporty bodykit. The manual gearbox, which it shares with the C2 GT, is a nice edition and replaces the VTR's auto 'box.
Against: The drive is not as sharp or engaging as weíve come to expect from the best hot hatches. The VTS still suffers from body sway and the steering is lifeless at speed.



Performance Ride Handling Refinement
Nippy in and out of town Comfortable and controlled Capable of longer journeys with ease
Performance

A 125bhp 1.6-litre engine in such a lightweight car suggests plenty of spirited performance, and - unlike the VTR, which uses the sensodrive automatic gearbox - there is. The VTS feels more lively and sprints to 60mph in 8.3sec, more than 3sec faster than the VTR.



Handling

The VTS provides strong grip and its compliant suspension irons out lumps and bumps impressively. The trade-off for this comfort is a fair amount of body sway when tackling twistier routes, however. The steering also feels lifeless at higher speeds.


Refinement

In keeping with its sporty character, the VTS has a suitably rorty exhaust rasp. There is some wind and road noise at motorway speeds but it isnít too intrusive. The VTS's low-profile tyres contribute to plenty of road roar, however, and the car's manual gearchange is light but rather sloppy.


Body type Hatchback
  • Number of doors 3
  • Number of seats 5
  • Engine (cc/type) 1587/4
  • Fuel type Unleaded
  • Max power (bhp/rpm) 123/6500
  • Max torque (lb ft/rpm) 105/3750
  • Max speed (mph) 126
  • 0-60mph (sec)
  • 30-70mph (sec) no data
  • In Gears 30 to 50 (sec) no data/no data/no data
  • In Gears 50 to 70 (sec) no data/no data/no data
  • Braking distance (m) no data/no data
  • Engine position F
  • Driven wheels Front
  • Length (mm) 3666
  • Width (mm) 1659
  • Height (mm) 1451
  • Front headroom (mm) no data
  • Front legroom (mm) no data
  • Rear headroom (mm) no data
  • Rear kneeroom (mm) no data
  • Boot space (min ltr) no data
  • Boot space (max ltr) no data
  • Turning circle (m) 10.7
  • Turning circle lock to lock(m) standard
  • Towing weight (kg) 625
  • Kerb weight (kg) 1083

    Buying Quality Safety and Security
    Keen pricing from the start Cabin is well built Good safety kit for this class
    Buying

    Citroen frequently offers special deals such as a yearís free insurance, and dealers should also be willing to offer discounts on the VTS. Low emissions mean the VTS, VTR and GT achieve a low company car tax rating, while fuel economy is a respectable 40.9mpg for the VTS. Servicing is every 20,000 miles.


    Quality

    Itís too early to say how reliable the C2 will be, but it appears to be solidly built even if some of the plastics feel slightly flimsy. Citroen engines are well proven, although the Sensodrive gearbox is too new for an accurate reliability assessment.


    Safety and Security

    The VTS comes with twin front and side airbags and anti-lock brakes, while curtain íbags and stability control are options. The VTS also gains ESP over the VTR as standard. The C2 has deadlocks and its bigger brother, the C3, scored very well in our security tests so we expect the C2 to be as resistant to theft.
  • Urban 30.4
  • Extra Urban 52.3
  • Combined 40.9
  • Tank Capacity 9
  • CO2 Rating 163
  • Insurance Group 8
  • Typical Quote 358
  • Retained Value no data
  • Contract Hire Rate 239
  • Cost per mile 31.44
  • Service Cost 511
  • Servicing 20,000
  • Warranty 3 year + 3 yr Paint + 12 yr Perforation

    Behind the Wheel Space and Practicality Equipment
    Easy to use Rear seat space tight for adults All have a generous spec
    Behind the Wheel

    The C2 borrows much of its dash from the C3 supermini, which means clear instruments and simple-to-use controls. Translucent interior plastics add a dash of panache. The steering adjusts for height and reach, while the driverís seat moves for height. The heavily bolstered sporty seats are supportive.


    Space and Practicality

    The rear cabin is too small to carry two adults in comfort, but thereís enough space for kids and the two individual rear seats fold and tilt to boost luggage space. The tailgate is split horizontally to make loading easier and the boot has a capacity of 879 litres with the rear seats folded.


    Equipment

    The VTS has a long list of equipment, including variable rate power steering, alloy wheels, electric front windows and door mirrors, sports seats, cruise control and rain-sensitive automatic wipers. Air-con and a CD player are also standard. Citroen offers a sporty bodykit for the GT, VTR and VTS. But the VTS gains drilled aluminium pedals, an aluminium gear knob and a leather sports steering wheel.
  • Central Locking standard
  • Remote Locking standard
  • Adjustable Steering Reach standard
  • Adjustable Steering Rake standard
  • Electric Steering Adjustable not available
  • Seat Height Adjustable standard
  • Power Seats Adjustable not available
  • Air Conditioning standard
  • Climate Control 400
  • Seat Belt Tensioners standard
  • Driver Airbag standard
  • Passenger Airbag standard
  • Side Airbag standard
  • Side Impactbars no data
  • Centre 3 Pointbelt standard
  • Traction Control no data
  • Antilock Brakes standard
  • Auto Gearbox not available
  • Alloywheels standard
  • Deadlocks standard
  • Immobiliser standard
  • Alarm standard
  • Visible Vin no data
  • Secure Spare Wheel no data
  • Marked Parts no data
  • Etched Windows no data
  • Satellite Navigation price unavailable
  • Handsfree Phone price unavailable
  • Leather Seats no data
  • Locking Wheelnuts no data
  • Metallic Paint 325
  • Split Fold Rear Seats standard
  • Electric Front Windows standard
  • Electric Mirrors standard
  • Heated Mirrors no data
  • Manual Sunroof not available
  • Electric Sunroof not available
  • Cruise Control standard
  • Multi CD price unavailable
  • Radio not available
  • RDS Radio standard
  • Unique Fit Radio no data






Edited by Dazza (24th Oct 2006 12:27am)

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#100447 - 17th Oct 2004 7:28pm Re: Citroen: C2 VTS
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great little cars, if you can call them little, handle like a go kart and are very nippy, i like the gt's but dont like the standard rims in white

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#100448 - 18th Oct 2004 1:18am Re: Citroen: C2 VTS
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I like that blue, and the black ones ive seen look good also..

Will be good to see what mods are available
for these new cars..

Wonder what other clours are available?

intresting reading wink
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#100449 - 18th Oct 2004 8:38am Re: Citroen: C2 VTS
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I cant believe these things are only an insurance grp 8, the Saxo VTS was like a grp 14.

I was getting quotes for like £400 for this thing, it is like an 8 second 0-60.

Very nice car IMHO
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#100450 - 1st Nov 2004 3:24pm Re: Citroen: C2 VTS
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like the sound of the VTS, but i prefer the GT!! i like the white wheels more than the wheels on the VTS!
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#100451 - 13th Dec 2004 12:59pm Re: Citroen: C2 VTS
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really big fan of this car an with it bein such a low group insurance an citreon doin such good deals like 1 years free insurance it will soon b the car that ever young teenager has like the new shape corsa is at the minute
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#100452 - 13th Dec 2004 6:37pm Re: Citroen: C2 VTS
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whats the performance figures of the VTR and the GT. i can see these cars becoming very very common among modders and standard car boy racers alike
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#100453 - 14th Dec 2004 12:08am Re: Citroen: C2 VTS
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Engines/Trims Year CC/Cyl BHP MPH 0-60 MPG IG
1.6i 16V 3d 03 1587 / 4 110 121 9.2 42 6
1.6i 16V VTR 3d SensoDrive 03 1587 / 4 110 121 10.6 44 6
1.6i 16V Ministry of Sound VTR 3d SensoDrive 04 1587 / 4 110 121 10.6 44 7
1.6i 16V Vts 3d 04 1587 / 4 125 126 8.0 40 8

He we go mate!

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