Driving in the Cactus feels like you’re driving a manual, which makes things fun and at least feels like I’m driving the car, rather than it being on autopilot.
It’s not exactly smooth and doesn’t necessarily have a lot of power, but it has a lot of zip. I feel like I’m in a little European car, zigzagging through traffic across the Autostrade in country France. That’s just what it reminds me of.
It didn’t work for me because I have small children who like to open their own back window, it’s their one bit of freedom while we’re driving. And the back window pushes out only a few inches, rather than goes down so they really weren’t happy about that. But if you don’t have anyone demanding air in the back seat and you’re looking for a car to zip you around town with little fuss and not a lot of fancy, the Citroen Cactus could be good choice for not a lot of moolah.