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Citroën C5 Hatchback 2.0i 16V Exclusive 5d Auto (2002/52)

Citroën C5 Hatchback 2.0i 16V Exclusive 5d Auto (2002/52) - Owner Review

Size and comfort. Easily as spacious and comfortable as friends BMW 530, but at a fraction of the cost.
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Review submitted by
Andy Jones on

Citroën C5 Hatchback (01-04)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Boring, but practicle middle-aged man.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Big, practical, but boring.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes. I regret parting with it. I was an outstanding car that is very under-rated.

What are you likely to buy next?
I'm looking for another big Citroen, possibly the latest model C5.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£2,000

When did you buy the car?
January 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Got the car very cheaply - it was a very low mileage one owner machine with 12 months MOT and 3 months warrenty.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Size and cost. I needed space for 4 big adults plus luggage and had a limited budget at the time.

What was the dealer like?
Very helpful.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Its very much a cruiser, it corners well but there is lots of body roll and its very soft. Just relax and waft along, its not a sports car.

What's it like to park?
Easy due to very good steering lock and side visibility.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
I owned the car for 4 years and the only problem I had with it was a rear brake caliper seizing which required replaceing.

What's most practical about your car?
Size and comfort. Easily as spacious and comfortable as friends BMW 530, but at a fraction of the cost.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Super smooth automatic gearbox (which had tip-tronic style manual overide).

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