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Citroën C5 Estate 2.0 HDi LX (90bhp) 5d (2001/51)

Citroën C5 Estate 2.0 HDi LX (90bhp) 5d (2001/51) - Owner Review

Like driving a hippo on weed. Handling v poor. Best on motorway. Mirrors have large blind spots.
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Citroën C5 Estate (01-04)

Value

1 out of 5

Cheap to buy.

Costs

1 out of 5

Expensive parts / service / insurance.

Driving

1 out of 5

Like driving a hippo on weed. Handling v poor. Best on motorway. Mirrors have large blind spots.

Performance

1 out of 5

Slug on wheels but good fuel economy. Excellent brakes! Don't buy Michelin energy tyres, poor grip in wet.

Reliability

1 out of 5

It stinks! Literally! Rubber door seals leaking, sticky brake callipers, 4 clutches, 2 flywheels later.... 104K motorway miles. To put it into persepctive, I did 165K on same clutch in clio diesel!

Image

1 out of 5

Owned and driven by old beared people in brown cords who drive down the middle lane of the motoway! and weirdos. (present owner an exception)

Comfort

2 out of 5

Seats 5 OK. But cramped in back with 5 person and two child seats. Quite on motorway. Good cruiser. Drivers seat lumber support non existent. Seat position moves overnight. (On its own)!!!! Very uncomfortable. Good Air con.

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Insurance group: 15

Security

4 out of 5

Alarm + immobiliser + full closure system.. Unfortunately, it still has not been stolen. You need to be sectioned if you want to steal one (let alone buy one).

Service

1 out of 5

Unhelpful and offensive. My local dealer threatened to punch my lights out!

Problems

Bodywork
Poorly fitting door seals, windscreen. Interior trim looks cheap and is of very poor quality.

Engine
OK

Gearbox
Clutch pressure plate broke in half!! Flywheel shock mounts broken.

Other
Cracked alloy wheels - replaced under warranty eventually!! Rear view mirror vibrates, electric windows go out of sync, lights dim when hydro suspension pump activates.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No