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Citroën C5 Hatchback 2.2 HDi Exclusive 5d (2002/52)

Citroën C5 Hatchback 2.2 HDi Exclusive 5d (2002/52) - Owner Review

loads of room and very comfortable.

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Review submitted by
Mark Cookson on

Citroën C5 Hatchback (01-04)


3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
i must have lots of money to keep fixing it.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
very comfortable

Would you buy this car again and why?
nope - too many faults.

What are you likely to buy next?
possibly a large mpv. (not from citroen!).

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
January 2003

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
pulls like a train. never found a better car for long distance.

What's it like to park?
rear parking is pure guesswork. needs sensors as standard.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
where to start? constant electrical glitches (warning lights and messages appear once and then never reappear), suspension stuck in highest position (felt like i was driving a 4x4), air con packed up (some sensor replaced), turbo failure (£1000 to replace and fit!) new clutch cost £700 fitted because it needed a dual-mass flywheel too! when things break, you need a big piggy bank!

What's most practical about your car?
loads of room and very comfortable.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
auto lights and wipers. every car should have them.

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