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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
    4 out of 5 stars

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13 reader reviews for Citroën C5 Saloon.
  • 1.6 HDi VTR+ Nav 4dr

    Brian Robertson , Glasgow . Date: 25/07/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      50.4

    My car

    Reading some of the owner reviews has lead me to comment, the negative comments beggar belief. This vehicle is one of the best and most comfortable I have driven in 38 years driving company vehicles. It will never be a superb handling machine as most company drivers think their vehicle should be, they all think they should drive like the Stig (pretentious prats). However as a comfortable economic cruiser you could not find another to equal this vehicle in the sector. I opted to take out a personal lease on this vehicle and when it came to the end of the lease was given the option of buying. I did not think twice, I average 51 MPG and could drive all day (425 miles) and not be tired at the end of the journey. I was sceptical before entering the lease but have been more than impressed with quality, reliability and economy so much so that I have now purchased the vehicle. I average 51.3MPG which the onboard computer returns, however I can confirm that it is very accurate

  • 2.0 HDi Exclusive 4dr

    David Banks , Lancs . Date: 20/12/2011
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    The C5 wont be to everyones taste, which for me is an advantage, it is well equiped with a rubish cup holder. I have done 60k in mine and understand its little foibles. The depollution warning will put it in limp mode, just restart it and it will be back to full power, it is caused by the DPF which needs cleaning, thrash it for a few miles and it will clean it and then the warning light will go out (use the gearbox to keep the revs over 3000)Tyres can be expensive but are good quality, brake pads last 30k on mine and the rear ones are a pig to change. The seat is extremly adjustable and as a six footer I have no issues getting comfortable, I do a lot of high speed motorway driving and get 40mpg with an auto box. I have had it back under warranty for a new fuse box, caused gearbox selection issues, a recall on the trim at the side of the windscreen and a short wiring harness on the brake pedal switch. None of these took more than 4 hours and the dealer is excellent. In summary faults are the cup holder and the depolution system. Advantages are a high spec car at a sensible price which I can do 500 miles in and get out without aches and pains. Would I buy it again? Yes and that is not something I have said about SAAB, Vauxhall, BMW, Mercedes, Pugeot, Ford and numerous now defunct brands of car.

  • 2.0 HDi Exclusive 4dr

    Dan Davies , Middlesex . Date: 25/05/2011
    • Overall verdict
      1 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
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    Looks: Lovely Turning Circle: Abysmal (I've driven more manouveurable boats) Spec: Lovely but hugely unreliable.

    Parking sensor has failed several times with intermittent fault. Dealer can't replicate, let alone rectify. Limp mode engaged on random occasions. Dealer can't replicate, let alone rectify. Aircon randomly turns itself up to "Max". Dealer can't replicate, let alone rectify.

    Sensor valves on tyres are a complete pain in the arse.

    Been sent back for more than one safety recall.

    Hands free is great if you're in the car, but useless if on the other end of the phone.

    On the plus side, the dealer does clean & vacuum the car very nicely!

  • 2.0 HDi VTR+ 4dr

    Colin Waite , . Date: 17/05/2011
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have ran the C5 for the last 3 years as a company car, whilst happy with the ride and comfort of the car i can not wait to see the back of it, last summer the air con failed and took 3 months to rectify with both front window motors failing at the same time making the heat during the summer unbearable, and as i write this review i am waiting for it to be repaired again! Then we have the rear main oil seal failing along with a turbo seal at the same time leaving oil patches where ever i parked it......Nope will not have another one

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