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Citroën C5 Saloon 2.0 HDi 16V Exclusive 4d (2008/08)

Citroën C5 Saloon 2.0 HDi 16V Exclusive 4d (2008/08) - Owner Review

It lives outside rain or snow hot or cold. Not many cars can take that. Grip in snow good.
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Review submitted by
Maurice Jensen on

Citroën C5 Saloon (08-18)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
That I am loyal to Citroens! That I like decent sized cars with the ability to do long distances reliably. That I get them cheap and keep them for ages.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
No idea.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes-the C5 is pretty good-I am going to buy a new hydraulic one before they disappear.

What are you likely to buy next?
A C5 Exclusive. You cant get V6s here (Czech Republic) but I would if I could.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£6,000

When did you buy the car?
April 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes-the car had had one owner , a company car user, and had been adequately maintained.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Always bought Citroens. Strong economical and reliable. After 208,000km still trustworthy. Had every big Citroen since DS in 1965.

What was the dealer like?
Quite normal!

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Pleasant, reasonably powerful, not too big-I have tried a C6 which is bigger and less practical .

What's it like to park?
Very good-have sensors to warn of impending objects. The n/s mirror angled down is handy. Overall visibility good, save for front A pillars.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No.

What's most practical about your car?
It lives outside rain or snow hot or cold. Not many cars can take that. Grip in snow good.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The 6 speed automatic gearbox is spot on. The hydraulics work ok.

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