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Citroën C5 Estate 2.2 HDi Exclusive 5d (2001/51)

Citroën C5 Estate 2.2 HDi Exclusive 5d (2001/51) - Owner Review

The enormous load area.
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Review submitted by
Philip Hodgson on

Citroën C5 Estate (01-04)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It says I'm pracitcal and not bothered about my image.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
The ones that have ridden in it thinks it's very comfortable and pleasant to ride in. The rest think it's bland.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, there's nothing else to touch it for the money. It's quite easy to fix when it breaks.

What are you likely to buy next?
A newer one of the same model.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£2,250

When did you buy the car?
May 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
It wasn't bad - the mileage was low by comparison with the same car on offer at other dealers around the same price.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I needed something to carry heavy loads for business, but it had to be suitable for everyday family use.

What was the dealer like?
A Peugeot / Citroen specialist with a decent sized forecourt on a city centre side road.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Comfortable and quiet, with good roadholding.

What's it like to park?
It has rear parking sensors, which work well, so reverse parking is quite easy. Judging where the front is can be a problem, as none of the bonnet is visible.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
One brake caliper burst, losing all the fluid and all the brakes. The multi-function display wasn't working when we bought it.

What's most practical about your car?
The enormous load area.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The suspension. I can put half a tonne of products in the back and it still sits level and rides well.

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