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Citroën C5 Saloon 2.0 HDi 16V VTR+ (140bhp) 4d (2009/09)

Citroën C5 Saloon 2.0 HDi 16V VTR+ (140bhp) 4d (2009/09) - Owner Review

Great pick up speed and good economy.

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Review submitted by
William Pollock on

Citroën C5 Saloon (08-18)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I like a big car and always have done. classy but not silly money.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They like the shape and cant believe its a citroen. looks expensive.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Give it another year to see what goes wrong. if ok would seriously think about it.

What are you likely to buy next?
Tourer version or if problems next year would go for insignia tourer.

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?
March 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
Thought 11K for 2 year old car with 10k on clock was ok. was 140bhp version. not a mark on body.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Saw it in vauxhall dealer. two years old with 10k on clock. had the old c5 a few years back but suspension packed up and swore never to buy another as dealers patched it up till warranty expired. But this model looked classy and thought price was good.

What was the dealer like?
Seemed fine. then shut down 3 months later. moved to new garage 20 miles closer. took out 2 year extended warranty due to start may when citroen one expires.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very comfortable driving position. great engine. very quiet. no road noise.

What's it like to park?
Long bonnet. picked up a few scratches from shrubbery at carparks. could do with front sensors.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Love driving it. comfy spacious with plenty of poke. had it a week and into citroen- flywheel came loose. 3 weeks ago drivers window regulator failed. fixed under citroen warranty. 2 days ago regulator passenger side gone. warranty runs out in 2 weeks so need to get it in quickly.

What's most practical about your car?
Great pick up speed and good economy.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Economy mode. who needs daylight running lights.

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