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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
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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33 reader reviews for Citroën C5 Hatchback.
  • 2.0i 16v SX 5dr

    Lukasz Wysocki Date: 15/05/2007
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have this car for 3 months but made already nearly 10000 miles. The drive is fantastic when cruising on motorway. In the urban areas is slightly less exciting but very comfortable. I didn't have problems with this car, even when it has more than 100000 miles on the clock now. Plastics inside could be better quality, but it is pretty good anyway. I will think about newer one if it will continue to drive for me like this.

  • 2.0 HDi 110 SX 5dr

    jonathan oliver Date: 11/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    A bargain diesel barge to lug all the family around in. My wife can knock all the corners off it and i dont care. Cheap to run and a nice car to drive on the motorway.

  • 1.6 HDi 110 VTX+ 5dr

    mark darke , surrey . Date: 05/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I own the 1.6 HDi 110bhp VTX+ model. im not particarly impressed with fuel consumption at 33.7 around town. I'm told by someone in the know that the trip computer was designed to massively over read to fool people into thinking its doing better than it actually is.... The ability to raise the ride height is also a bonus when the sat sat nav directed me through a ford which could have been avoided. The update on the satnav is really terrible taking seemingly ages to actually get rid of the "I'm thinking about your route" hourglass which appears when you try to plan a route. the trim quality and build quality is abysmal, as mine has only 7000 miles on it and creaks like an old rocking chair. The courtesy light for the doors also doesnt go out unless you slam it REALLY HARD (fantastic as im a shift worker and i think my neighbours are using me slamming the door instead of their alarm clocks now!!!) and the fake leather/plastic/rubber/other gearlever gaiter keeps coming off whenever you change gear. When I realised what a shed it was I tried to get my old car back from Pilling Citroen, but their take on it was "Tough luck, it's ours now, so sue us! Please be aware this is not a whinge, but merely an accurate reflection of how I feel about the car. I'm so dissillusioned with the car that I am about to Trade it in for a Renault Megame Sport tourer 106 bhp.

  • 2.0 HDi 110 LX 5dr

    richard parker , durham . Date: 20/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This may help people who are having problems with their cars coming to a stop for no apparent reason.

    I had this same problem with my Peugeot 306 XLD I had for six years - it kept stopping after about 300yds. This started at 49,000 miles. I was lucky that my friend's brother-in-law had a garage and only worked on Citroen and Peugeot engines. The problem is in the fuel tank - a worm-like substance builds up in the tank filter - it gets drawn up into the fuel line and stops the engine by starving the engine of fuel. After about five minutes, the car will start again when the slug drops back down into the filter.

    I should point out that the slug is inside the filter - how and why this happens I do not know. Access can be gained to the fuel tank by lifting the back seat and removing the large black rubber bung - this will give access to the tank filter, which is a large screw cap. He pointed out to me this was common to Citroen and Peugot diesels.

    I hope this is helpful to the people reading this site as it may save them a lot of time and money.

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