Used Citroën C5 Estate 2001 - 2008 review

Category: Estate car

Section: What is it like?

2001 - 2008 review
Citroën C5 Estate (01 - 08)
  • Citroën C5 Estate (01 - 08)
  • Citroën C5 Estate (01 - 08)
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What's the used Citroën C5 estate like?

It's a big, smooth cruiser with more load space than you'll find in most rivals. And, the adjustable suspension, which lets you lower the car when loading, is a real help.

There's loads of room and a good view out for every passenger, and they'll be comfortable, to, thanks to the gas-filled spheres that do the work of the springs and dampers you'll find in other cars to produce a floaty ride. You'll hear the wheels as they thump into potholes but won't feel a thing.

Wind and road noise, too, is kept out, creating a wonderfully hushed cabin as you glide along. The diesel engines are quiet and powerful, although the 1.8 petrol makes some noise.

Corner the car enthusiastically, though, and the amount it rolls will be alarming at first. To be fair, it grips well, although you may not feel comfortable as it does, and the steering's lack of feel doesn't help.