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Citroën C5 Hatchback 2.0 HPi Exclusive 5d (2002/02)

Citroën C5 Hatchback 2.0 HPi Exclusive 5d (2002/02) - Owner Review

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Review submitted by
Roman Teperek on

Citroën C5 Hatchback (01-04)

Summary

1 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
This car taught me a lesson not to trust dealers and to seek independent advice.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They laugh when the word Citroen is mentioned

Would you buy this car again and why?
I wouldn't have one even if I got it for free.

What are you likely to buy next?
I bought Saab and Mazda

Buying experience

1 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£4,500

When did you buy the car?
January 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
On first impression yes. I got 10% discount. In the long run even 50% discount would not compensate me for all embarassment I suffered.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I trusted Citroen advertising. I believed that the car is seriously advanced technologically against other manufacturers.

What was the dealer like?
Helpful until I paid the money. Totally uninterested when I got in trouble.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Not as pleasant suspension, as I expected. Fantastic brakes and easy gear change. Not as fast as it looked on paper.

What's it like to park?
Very easy.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Yes, lots of things. Vehicle broke down 11 times in the second year of ownership. (and twice in the first year)

What's most practical about your car?
Easy to load on recovery truck

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Little loop for fitting tow rope

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