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

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

The Hydroactive suspension. What road humps!!!

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Review submitted by
Alan Pasterfield on

Citroën C5 Hatchback (01-04)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It just looks like every other car from the outside, i.e. a bit boring. But I am normally on the inside so who cares.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Nothing until they get inside. Then they want one. It has so many driving aids they say you don't drive it you are just a steering wheel attendant. But before indicators, drivers had to stick a hand out of the window.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes absolutely.

What are you likely to buy next?
Citroen C5 again but a newer one with the updated outside looks.From 2004 onwards. Must have all the same gadgets though.

Buying experience

5 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?
November 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
The car is on a 53 plate and had different alloys to most C5 previously. Has a full service history and although 125,000 miles, looks almost new.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Comfort and Spec

What was the dealer like?
Very friendly

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Fantastic, so smooth and quite. Slight turbo lag when pulling away at round-a-bouts.

What's it like to park?
Only car I have ever been able to park spot on. It's big but you just don't notice it when parking.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing gone wrong.

What's most practical about your car?
The Hydroactive suspension. What road humps!!!

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The telephone, sat nav and voice control, once you get used to it. Cruise control. I could go on forever.

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