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

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

Big and comfy with rear parking sensors

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Review submitted by
Jim Maynard on

Citroën C5 Hatchback (01-04)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I probably have an elderly relative that died and left it to me in a will.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They politely ignore it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No - too expensive to maintain and run. I'd only buy another Citroen with a full manufacturers warranty because parts are expensive and experience thin on the ground.

What are you likely to buy next?
Already replaced it with a Passat 'cause I just couldn't afford to keep fixing things. Shame really.

Buying experience

3 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?
February 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
The price was pretty low - I think he just wanted shot of it. The faults didn't take long to appear.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
It was cheap and the spec was high (it had lots of gadgets)

What was the dealer like?
Like a car dealer

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Comfortable, stable with reasonable performance. Steering quite OK (not as other reviews).

What's it like to park?
Fine thanks to sensors, but the nose is quite long

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Pre-cats failed, rear silencer failed, electrical things kept going 'funny'

What's most practical about your car?
Big and comfy with rear parking sensors

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

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