Believe it or not, some people think you need to apply extra care and attention when buying a Citroen! There is still the outdated “it’s a French car brand” mentality among some motorists. They assume that, because a car hails from France, it’s going to be unreliable.
That may have been the case with models from 40 years ago. But, today’s Citroens are some of the most reliable cars on the market! If you’ve never bought a Citroen before, the buying process isn’t hard or strange.
In fact, it’s just the same as buying any other mass-produced car today. Still, I thought I’d offer you some buying tips to help you get the best deal on your next Citroen car. Check them out below.
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They are popular in Europe but hard to find in the USA
Being a French car marque, Citroens can get found with ease in any European country. But, if you happen to live State-side, the opposite is true. Citroen doesn’t sell new models in the USA (yet), and so you’ll only find older vintage models on offer.
It’s possible to import a new model, but the costs are too much to bear for the average motorist. Still, you could always move across the Atlantic to get your Citroen fix!
Repairs and spares
As Citroen is a mass producer of vehicles, you’ll find it easy to maintain any model that you buy. Repairs from dealers and independent garage services providers are affordable too. It’s no wonder that many people prefer to buy new Citroen cars for their next vehicle.
Citroen often works on joint car projects with other car makers. So, for example, if you bought a Citroen C1, you could get many spares from Peugeot too (the 107 is a rebadged C1). The French car maker builds models so popular; other car makers want them too!
Because today’s current Citroen models are plentiful, you’ll find your insurance costs are reasonable. On some mass-produced cars, premiums are high because of low production volumes. That’s never the case with Citroen, as their cars get produced in their thousands each year!
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As with any car, you should make sure that you shop around for the best insurance quotes. Use comparison websites to help you speed up the process. And, last but not least, don’t accept a quote until you scrutinise the terms first.
City car models are the cheapest
As with other brands, the smaller city cars in the range, such as the C1 I mentioned earlier, are the cheapest to buy. If you have a tight budget but want to enjoy driving a brand new car, Citroen offers the best value for money!
Of course, the French car maker also builds bigger models to cater for other markets too. For instance, the C5 offers large saloon and tourer models. And the Grand C4 Picasso is best for growing families.
Well, that just about wraps up today’s Citroen buyers guide. I hope you have enjoyed reading it. Feel free to share a link to it with your friends. Happy motoring!