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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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6 reader reviews for Citroën C5 Estate.
  • 2.0 HDi 160 Exclusive 5dr

    simon brown , gloucs . Date: 29/07/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      51

    My car

    I took a punt on C5 Exclusive Tourer with 90 K on when looking for another A6 estate.Ive had A8s,S classes etc and have to say the comfort, ride and quietness of cabin is superb and surpasses these. Citroen have been doing hydro pneumatic suspension for 60 years so its reliable proven technology..unlike other expensive marques. Floods..no probs just raise it up 4 " and plough through within reason. I like the electric tail gate lift, the parking sensors the automatic hand brake. The sat nav is OK (no postcodes but gps co ordinates are good..if these are good enough for a tomahawk missile then it will get me to the company on ane industrial estate). I like the steering wheel controls functional and easy to use.Its rare don't see many as everyone is blinded by the usual badge snobbery usually callow snotty reps who worship at the mantle of BMW/Audi etc.I like the 51 MPG, the tiptronic,the styling which is still very fresh. What on earth possessed the designers of the interior to put a cup holder in the middle of the arm rest and no i pod connection or blue tooth connection unforgivable for a 2008 car competing in this class. It goes round corners better than the boy racers will have to believe if you put it in sport mode. Its a quality interior not quite up to the Audi Merc standard in some areas but a cut above the competition.I can drop the back end suspension to let our aging Labby in or to load a 6' fridge freezer..oh and its or course self levelling suspension.

  • 2.0 HDi 160 VTR+ Nav 5dr

    Robert Edmead , Surrey . Date: 03/03/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    Have Covered 50000 miles know problems i have had has been with transmission.There is whine from the differential from about 37-45 mph which apparently is normal which is totally unacceptable in my eyes having driven many brand new cars over 32 years i have never had such a noisy gearbox.

    Also have had problems with second gear synchromesh where by there is a crunch when going from 1st gear to second after 2 attempts at different dealers this seems to have resolved by stripping gearbox and replacing gears.The last problem i have had is there is a tremendous flat spot just as you engage the clutch to its full height position this is very intermittent last dealer has reloaded software and checked i have the latest software to see if this cure the problem this has been carried by first dealer before so we will wait and see if it has cured problem.

    I do enjoy driving the car apart from the gearbox whine and this is the only reason i will not be buying another Citroen.

  • 2.2 HDi Exclusive 5dr

    Jim Connor , South Ayrshire . Date: 31/08/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    My third C5 estate and easily the best yet. I have had the C5 estates in between a Subaru Forester, Outback & Citroen C-Crosser. I've had the car for 30 months and nothing has gone wrong with the car so far. I added the panoramic sunroof and 19" wheels and went with the beige/gold paint so the car really stands out in the carpark - esp the side profile on the 19" rims. Don't think I will be able to drive a car without a big sunroof anymore - so much lighter and the feeling of space. Incredibly comfortable car on the gas suspension, my wife manages to sleep in the car on long journeys something she never does! Engine has plenty of poke and the whole set up - even on the 19" wheels - is very quiet on the cruise. As fellow reviewers have said plenty of room for everything and no complaints from any passengers - all compliments bar a few 6"+ back seat drivers who find it a little tight in the legroom dept. The lack of cup holders in front is the only real bug bear - the one in the central glovebox is OK but you need to leave the lid up with anything bigger than a small can or 'tall' coffee size. Overall an outstanding vehicle for those looking for comfort over the 'hard' sports set up of some of the other cars in this class.

  • 2.0 HDi Exclusive 5dr

    Iain Bray , Cornwall . Date: 25/02/2010
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    Follow up to an earlier review; car has now gone back to the leasing company after 3 years and just over 99,000 miles. What went wrong? One blown daytime running light bulb and a fractured suspension pipe at 90,000 miles (apparently very rare). What was good? Incredible long distance car, superbly comfortable, very quiet, extremely stable in cross winds and loads of room making it capable of taking 5 adults and luggage without any discomfort. I specced it up so it was the Exclusive with the gas suspension, Xenon lights that turn with you, leather, massage seats, satnav, jukebox, telephone and 19 inch wheels. The wheels look great, don't disturb the ride and improve the roadholding. Beware the tyres are £300 each! Stick with 17 inch if you're buying privately. Nothing broke or let me down apart from the pipe which meant I had to drive slowly for a while until I got to a garage. It is not a sports car but can corner surprisingly quickly and securely and certainly quicker than a BMW 3 series that I borrowed where the BMW hopped and skipped over mid corner bumps that the Citroen ignored. Not the fastest car in the world either but will cruise all day at high speed without effort. Everyone who rode in it or drove it loved it. This is a wonderful modern interpretation of old school Citroen: soft, quiet and comfortable. Recommended if you want a large, comfortable, reliable, well equipped and stylish car. Look elsewhere if you're after a 'sporting' ride and a 'badge'.

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