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Citroën C5 Hatchback 2.2 HDi SX 5d (2001/Y)

Citroën C5 Hatchback 2.2 HDi SX 5d (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Handles well for a big car, Lift off over steer if you REALLY try!
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Citroën C5 Hatchback (01-04)

Value

4 out of 5

Cheap to buy second hand, lots of car around you...

Costs

3 out of 5

Regularly gives 45mpg + but when it goes wrong it HURTS.

Driving

4 out of 5

Handles well for a big car, Lift off over steer if you REALLY try!

Performance

4 out of 5

Great in gear torque, especially 3rd. Eats hills for lunch.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Oh dear. Clutch, thrust bearing, timing chain, two cam shafts, all 16 valves, electric drivers window goes up and down. (always starts though!)

Image

3 out of 5

Presence on road, BIG horn but dull.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Its like taking your sofa onto the motorway. Soaks up bumps, speed humps etc.

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Insurance group: 21

Security

4 out of 5

Had an attempted break in but the toughened glass stood up well.

Service

1 out of 5

Citroen UK didn't want to know about problems as it occurred after 60,000 miles (62,000 to be precise).

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
Timing chain tensioner was misfitted and caused chain to snap. This DESTROYED the top of the engine.

Gearbox
Thrust bearing fired through the clutch plate and scored the fly wheel.

Other
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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