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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.
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    I Rojko Date: 09/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      37

    My car

    I tested a number of cars and not being impressed I finally went to a Citroen dealership and drove the C5. What a revelation. Quiet and fabulously smooth. I bought the auto version and, having driven a few hundred miles in it feel totally satisfied - smug even.

    The quality of the interior is great. The heavy doors close with a satisfying clunk, the leather seats are extremely comfortable, the auto-wipers are totally silent, the dash and interior fittings really look the business, etc etc.

    Confusing dash? - nonsense - you soon get used to it. The satnav is a doddle. With 5 CDs on the harddrive I still have 97% capacity remaining. I bought a second SIM card for a quid and have a hands-free car phone.

    The suspension is soft but in a wonderful, wafting along kind of way. I don't drive fast enough(does anyone?) to notice wallowing around bends. And the "numb" steering just adds to the feeling of a wonderful, serene driving experience.

    Not having had any previous experience with Citroen my only concern is reliability. Anyway, if it does cost me a few quid in repairs over the years it will be well worth it all the same. (I priced a 3 Series to the same spec and it came to well over 30 grand)

    I have been driving for 41 years and am not in the market for a stiff suspension with a white-knuckle type of drive. If you are, then look elswhere. Otherwise, do yourself a favour and test the C5.

    Thanks to the lads at Evans Halshaw, Bradford.

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