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Citroën C5 Hatchback 3.0i V6 Exclusive 5d Auto (2001/Y)

Citroën C5 Hatchback 3.0i V6 Exclusive 5d Auto (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Just about everything,nothing there that isn't useful, except perhaps the automatic wipers. Most people can manage to work a wiper switch.
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Review submitted by
Peter Crosland on

Citroën C5 Hatchback (01-04)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Old big fat car - same about the owner

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
So ugly small children will cry but you don't mistake it for anything else. Everybody likes to ride in it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yep, it's different and very capable. Independent dealers good, possibly there may be a good main dealer but I have never found one in 20 years.

What are you likely to buy next?
I should live so long, will keep this until it falls in bits then get another best value Citroen

Buying experience

4 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?
£1,500

When did you buy the car?
February 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
Private sale, one owner, low mileage

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Most car for the money

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
A lot better than reviews would have you believe. Criticised for lifeless steering and brakes but not found either to be a problem. At least steering wheel not wrenched from your grasp when you hit a bump and brakes seem A1.

What's it like to park?
Not great, parking sensors help as does good mirrors. Locating the end of the snout takes practice.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Not really, a couple of electrical lapses which seem to go away if you ignore them. Wheels needed balancing and this not as easy as you might think.

What's most practical about your car?
Just about everything,nothing there that isn't useful, except perhaps the automatic wipers. Most people can manage to work a wiper switch.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Cow seats, parking sensors.

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