Used Citroën C5 Hatchback (2001 - 2004) Review

Review by Parkers on
3
The C5 replaced the Xantia in 2001. It's a supremely comfortable car with clever 'active' hydro-pneumatic suspension that is very comfortable.
Citroën C5 Hatchback (01-04)
Space, comfort, 2.0 HDi performance.
Steering and brakes lack feel.

New price range:

£14,670 - £23,660

Used price range:

£203 - £1,262

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

The C5 replaced the Xantia in 2001. It's a supremely comfortable car with clever 'active' hydro-pneumatic suspension that is very comfortable. The airy, spacious interior is complemented by cavernous load space in the estate. A wide choice of engines includes frugal but refined turbo-diesels and a low emission direct injection petrol unit. C5 is well equipped but build quality falls short of the class leaders.

It does offer good value, but only as a used car choice, as depreciation is heavy.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

3 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

4.5 out of 5

Selling

2 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Size and comfort. Easily as spacious and comfortable as friends BMW 530, but at a fraction of the cost.  

4 out of 5

Andy Jones ,   01 Dec 2015    ... read more

 Good all round vision, huge loadspace,seats fold down easily.  

4 out of 5

Peter Baldry ,   09 Sep 2014    ... read more

 It is as big as most estate cars with the seats folded and the suspension means I can fill it with bricks and still drive.  

5 out of 5

Rick Hough ,   23 Apr 2014    ... read more

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