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Citroën C5 Saloon 2.0 HDi 16V VTR+ 4d Auto (2008/08)

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

Suspension system, boot space.
5

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Review submitted by
Chris Bury on

Citroën C5 Saloon (08-18)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Individual, doesn't follow the sheep, appreciates the design and heritage of the mark.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Everyone I know never has anything negative to say about the car.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Definitely because it has so much presence on the road, has great design and I love driving it, but may go for a more powerful engine but to be fair the 138 bhp engine goes well.

What are you likely to buy next?
Another C5 or may go smaller and buy a DS4 but it doesn't have the hydropneumatic suspension which makes this car so special, but people say that the coil sprung models of the C5 ride ok.

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?
£3,995

When did you buy the car?
December 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
I thought it was a bargain with the mileage, condition and history.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I wanted hydropneumatic suspension which apart from the exclusive spec this the vtr+ auto comes with the system, plus I love the styling.

What was the dealer like?
Quite a pleasant chap, but a bit unprofessional without a chip & pin machine.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
A dream to drive, so smooth and quiet, good performance and comfortable.

What's it like to park?
Can be a bit tricky in tight spots, no reversing sensors fitted plus large front end.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing really major so far just wear & tear even though its done 93000 miles.

What's most practical about your car?
Suspension system, boot space.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Suspension system, cruise control, unusual steering wheel.

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