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Citroën C5 Hatchback 2.2 HDi Exclusive 5d (2003/53)

Citroën C5 Hatchback 2.2 HDi Exclusive 5d (2003/53) - Owner Review

Nice if your smooth. Can be hustled along and can surprise with sport selected.
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Citroën C5 Hatchback (01-04)

Value

3 out of 5

Very cheap to buy but depreciation is horrible.

Costs

3 out of 5

Where can I begin. Brakes needed replacing front and back at 28000 cost a fortune. Alloys seized on but that was sorted by dealer. Get your alloys taken off and put back on with grease before you get caught out. It's a nightmare.

Driving

4 out of 5

Nice if your smooth. Can be hustled along and can surprise with sport selected.

Performance

4 out of 5

Its fast by my standards. Runs out of puff at 4000 and irritates at slow speed. Its the best caravan puller on the planet though. Stick it onto cruise control and watch the telly while it gets you there.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Oh dear. Get used to bong flash. First park assist, then brakes, then wheels stuck on, then just cuts out (weird one that), then drivers door won't open on auto, latest one is it tells me my tyres are flat. I'm leaving that one.

Image

3 out of 5

Executive plush and posh. For people with taste. Looked good for big meetings and taking girlfriend to posh night out.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Quite as a church mouse with velvet slippers. Can listen to children's iPod at the same time as them. passengers feel like they are on the QE2.

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Security

5 out of 5

Tell me, who wants to nick one. Its a family / luxury executive car.

Service

4 out of 5

They got sick of seeing me until my brakes cost £400!

Problems

Bodywork
None, its a rock.

Engine
None, its another rock.

Gearbox
None

Other
If it could break it did. I have never had so many gadgets fail with such irritating inevitability. I was unlucky I guess. Wheels sticking on was a low point.

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