The budgets are mixed, if it's a company car then something around £25k OTR and less than 135kg/km C02 are the targets to beat. If it's not a company car then the budget is around £5k. In both cases it needs to be big enough to get the pram in, 5 door, and capable of doing at least 25k miles a year. Oh and ideally have ISO fix in both cases.
If its a non company car then something exciting is a must, even if i can only afford the fuel for two years!
So with all this in mind, I've been trying out just about all of the Citroen options, with tediously predictable results
The problems start when you get in. Comfort is either an added extra or deleted on this model, no matter how i adjusted the seat, it was still uncomfortable. It's quite a French looking interior with perhaps more nods to Peugeot than Citroen, I could certainly entertain a few hours behind the wheel. The buttons are int he right places, its functional but not as bland as some of Volvo's recent offerings. I'm not a fan of the big chunky steering wheel, but the buttons are nice to use and in the right sort of places.
All rather predictable i'm afraid. It definitely has something to it that appeals, engine is fine if a little drony and uninspiring, but it just falls apart when you consider anything related to the chassis. I must admit, I was very happy to be back in the Seat Leon at the end of the demo. Bland and slow it might be, but at least it can drive through a curve.