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Citroën C5 Estate 2.2 HDi Exclusive SE 5d (2002/02)

Citroën C5 Estate 2.2 HDi Exclusive SE 5d (2002/02) - Owner Review

Not sporty but has a 'safe' feel; suffers from understeer. Over-rated and disappointing suspension/ride at town streets speeds or on rough roads - definitely detracts from driving enjoyment.
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Citroën C5 Estate (01-04)

Value

4 out of 5

Overall package quite good value for money.

Costs

3 out of 5

Depreciation poor.

Driving

4 out of 5

Not sporty but has a 'safe' feel; suffers from understeer. Over-rated and disappointing suspension/ride at town streets speeds or on rough roads - definitely detracts from driving enjoyment.

Performance

4 out of 5

Good, except fuel consumption is, disappointingly, some 12% lower than expected.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Starts and runs. Occasional niggles, e.g. audible speed warning, clock losing time and speaker vibration.

Image

3 out of 5

Only 3, but a car's image is unimportant to me.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Better suspension/ride needed at low speeds. Excellent 'cruiser'. Roomy, comfortable and pleasant interior.

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Insurance group: 23

Security

4 out of 5

Untested, fortunately.

Service

4 out of 5

Excellent service from Leicester dealer. Terrible customer sevice from Citroen technical department.

Problems

Bodywork
Tailgate window lock 'froze'. Replaced under warranty.

Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
Driver's seatbelt replaced (poor recoil). Speaker replaced... vibration problem not solved.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No