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Citroën C5 Hatchback 2.2 HDi Exclusive 5d (2002/51)

Citroën C5 Hatchback 2.2 HDi Exclusive 5d (2002/51) - Owner Review

Feels big round town and turning circle poor. Superb body control, good steering, awesome brakes. Very smooth if driven with sensitivity. Drive it like a rep in a Ford and it wobbles.
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Citroën C5 Hatchback (01-04)

Value

5 out of 5

Lots of technology and gadgets for the money - makes rivals seem prehistoric and miserly.

Costs

3 out of 5

Fuel consumption reasonable for big diesel with big body. £10 more per year to insure than Octavia SLX TDi, yet to pay for service.

Driving

4 out of 5

Feels big round town and turning circle poor. Superb body control, good steering, awesome brakes. Very smooth if driven with sensitivity. Drive it like a rep in a Ford and it wobbles.

Performance

5 out of 5

Smooth and quiet 2.2 HDi a lot quicker than it feels. Very easy to speed. Lots of torque.

Reliability

3 out of 5

Good so far, but too new to tell.

Image

4 out of 5

No BMW, but then I'm not an aggressive philistine. Such people find it hard to rate drivers of big Citroens - 'weird' is the best they usually manage.

Comfort

5 out of 5

The reason to buy. There is no better long distance cruiser. UK to Biarritz non-stop (apart from food and fuel) - like being on a train. Smooth, quiet and utterly masterful.

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Insurance group: 23

Security

1 out of 5

Not tested, but lack of kudos and alarm is reassuring.

Service

4 out of 5

Good sales experience from dealer and good trade-in. Yet to test the often maligned service experience.

Problems

Bodywork
None - good compared to previous Citroens.

Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
Squeaks and rattles a bit, but that's normal for a Citroen.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes