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Citroën C5 Hatchback 2.0 HDi VTR (110bhp) 5d (2004/04)

Citroën C5 Hatchback 2.0 HDi VTR (110bhp) 5d (2004/04) - Owner Review

lots of room behind me (6' 3") for passengers. can fit 3 across rear and swallows luggage easily.

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Review submitted by
Michael Mcritchie on

Citroën C5 Hatchback (01-04)


3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
family man with a sporty yearning

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

Would you buy this car again and why?
with the more powerful 175bhp hdi engine it would be on my list

What are you likely to buy next?
latest mondeo tdci or s-max

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?
May 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
picasso was needing a lot of work done but they gave me top book against the C5

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
more sporty than my old picasso and got a very good deal

What was the dealer like?
very friendly but only just become a citroen service franchise so didnt know that much about them

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
as good as my old mondeo 2.0 zetec through the bends and hardly have to change down from 5th to overtake on open road.

What's it like to park?
its daunting at first but once you get used to its size and can visualize the extremities it becomes easy enough. would recommend parent & child spaces as i've received a couple of dents/scratches due to its width in normal spaces

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
rear brakes have been a constant bugbear. it is a known design fault but citroen wont do anything about them. (squealling under braking/ seizing due to corrosion build up at calipers)

What's most practical about your car?
lots of room behind me (6' 3") for passengers. can fit 3 across rear and swallows luggage easily.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
climate control, although only goes down to 16', i'd like it colder

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