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Citroën C5 Saloon 1.6 HDi 16V VTR+ 4d (2008/08) - Owner Review

Comfortable and roomy, but not reliable.

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Review submitted by
John Steel on

Citroën C5 Saloon (08-18)


1 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Mug? Sold as 'typically German' - nothing of the sort.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Love the looks, but after our experience would not touch a Citreon with a bargepole.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Never ever again - any Citreon.

What are you likely to buy next?
Something with a long warranty and good customer service.

Buying experience

2 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?
September 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
Reasonable deal at the time, but with hindsight worst deal we ever done.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Bought for my wife who loved the look of the car... will never be fooled by appearances again.

What was the dealer like?
Sales Dealer was helpful.

Driving it

1 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Smooth but wallowy when driving.

What's it like to park?
Easy to park.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Where to start? Both front window regulators failed, £300 per side. Headlamp automatic aim kept adjusting beyond tolerance resulting in banging noise from light and headlamp jumping while driving £100. Air con and heater fan stopped working, faulty wiring £100. Now, steering rack has failed, on a car 5 yrs old with 60k miles, not abused! Mostly motorway driving. Been in dealers since early May, cannot get part from Citreon, at time of writing earliest date for getting car back is end July - almost 3 months!

What's most practical about your car?
Comfortable and roomy, but not reliable.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
A working car would be nice...

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