you cannot expect top-notch ride and handling behaviour, but...
Ride and Handling
This is a small, light car with a short wheelbase so you cannot expect top-notch ride and handling behaviour, but for the kind of car it is, the C1 is pretty good in these respects. It has shed just a little weight compared with the previous model C1, but has been given a stiffer body with some high tensile steel built into it.
So it has a tough bodyshell, stronger than the first generation car, and the structural integrity plays its part in ensuring a calm, well-controlled behaviour on the bends. It tackles the bends tidily and the ride quality is also quite reasonable if you don’t mind damping that is reasonably firm. It doesn’t iron out all the bumps, but it deals efficiently with most.
Ease of Use
It is an inevitable rule of car interior packaging that with a small car you get a small boot, and the C1’s is only 196 litres, so anything more than modest weekend luggage is a bit of a squash.
Even so, the haul of groceries from a supermarket trip will fit in ok. On all models above the base Touch trim there is a 50-50 split-fold arrangement for the rear seat backs that lets you shut down the second row of seats and extend the luggage bay further into the car interior, increasing it to a maximum 780 litres.