Buying a used Citroen

Citroen has been known as a reliable and award winning car manufacturer since 1920 when the company took home the Grand Prix prize, which helped propel the brand to global fame.  Today Citroen is still one of the most reliable cars available on the market, and within the UK it has gained a great deal of followers who would not consider purchasing any other model of car given the fact that the automobile line is both economic and innovative, while also offering drivers very impressive fuel usage figures, making it perfect for anyone who is budget-wise or environmentally conscious.

It is this long legend that has led many people towards purchasing a used Citroen if they cannot afford to purchase a new car because given the long history of the company every Citroen ever produced is known to be a quality model.  With great fuel mileage and overall high specifications you can trust on a Citroen to run well for many years after its issue date making it one of the best cheap used cars that you can buy on the open market if you want a car that will continue to last for years to come even if it is used.

As with any other car, there are a few things that you should keep in mind when you start to look at cheap used Citroen cars that are available in the classified pages or at your local dealers.  First of all, you will want to look at the engine to make sure that it has been properly maintained and look at the owner’s guide to ensure that oil and annual and other checks have been taken care of on a regular basis.  This is due to the fact that a car that has not been maintained properly will not hold up as long as a car that has been properly taken care of, even if it is a Citroen.

You will want to also check on the history of the Citroen before purchasing it because a car that has been in an accident is more likely to have future problems.  You will also want to take a look at the mileage because as with any used car you should expect to only see about 20,000 miles per year of age, or less, if you want the vehicle to last long after your purchase.