Used Citroën C5 Hatchback (2004 - 2008) Review

Review by Dan Harrison on
Last Updated: 26 Feb 2008
The C5 has had a thorough facelift for 2005. There's a sleeker look, extra kit and a new 1.

Citroën C5 Hatchback (04-08)
Lots of kit and really roomy
Not as good to drive as rivals, depreciation has been steep

New price range:

£14,220 - £23,490

Used price range:

£252 - £1,827

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Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

The C5 has had a thorough facelift for 2005. There's a sleeker look, extra kit and a new 1.6 diesel unit. It's also about 12 cm longer than the model that ran from 2001-2004. But it's the new on-board technology that Citroën believes will interest buyers the most. There's an innovative lane departure warning system that alerts the driver if the car strays over the white lines, a maximum speed limiter, which can be set by the driver and directional xenon headlamps.

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Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

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What owners say...

 Blissful comfort, quietness but interesting enough to keep you awake - even if only to marvel as to how kind and considerate it is.  

5 out of 5

Peter Crosland ,   21 Oct 2014    ... read more

 Auto is very nice - 6 speeds and a fairly high mechanically locked-up top gear, super 'winter' and 'sports' options and also adapts to your driving style. Engine torquey, strong, reliable, but not as...  

3 out of 5

Tony Mulhall ,   27 Jun 2013    ... read more

 It's a big Citroen, not much practical about them at all really - guess it had a big boot but I don't use it all that often!  

3 out of 5

Gary Painter ,   04 Nov 2009    ... read more

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