First thing that grabs your attention when looking at the Citroen Cactus are its sides that are covered by rubber panels that can be switched out and exchanged are commonly are called “air bumps”. These panels are not only a design clue but are also supposed to reduce accidents and the harm done by such. Being compact it does not have a four Wheel drive and is not equiped for “off road” tours. I would more put it in the city/family car section. By buying a Citroen Cactus you will definitely have the attention on your city making your daily tours in the city or during a trip to the countryside. Turning on your stereo in the car at a higher volumen the rubber panels are vibrating to the music which is a funny thing and one cannot be really sure if this is meant to be or just happens.
Inside the car, control san control center are handled intuitively and without any big obstacles, the SatNavigation is a bit slower than usual and could interfere with your cel. Steering through the gears it went very smoothly, while the acceleration is not a highlight in the car manual it states “0-62mph in 10.6”, however driving mainly in urban áreas it never feels out of place or not fast enough. Even its relativily slow top speed of 114mph does not really bother you. It fulfills its purpose splendidly.
You can choose from various ranges with certain distinctions. For example model Flair has an front arm rest which gives direct Access to the parking brake. The interior is very original including a panoramic skylight, automatic air-con, lights and wipers.
Looking at the exterior, excluding the air bumpers we have already discussed at lenght previously, looks very nice. It is a mix between square and elegant with tinted back Windows, a slightly aggressive nose and elegant lights. A nice car for the youhgsters of today.