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Used Citroën C5 Estate (01 - 08) review

(2001 - 2008)
Citroën C5 Estate (01 - 08)
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What used Citroën C5 estate will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Citroën C5 estate?

The C5 loses value rapidly from new, making the C5 potentially a bargain by its second or third birthday. However, it has the potential to put a big dent in your bank balance as it gets older.

Reliability is poor and the C5 also needs a suspension overhaul after five years. Main-dealer prices for servicing are competitive, but it's doubtful whether switching to a back-street garage to save money would be as wise as if you owned a Ford or Vauxhall - spares aren't dear, but the complex electrics and suspension could jack up repair costs.

Insurance costs are average: the 1.8 and 1.6 diesel are cheapest and in group 8, the 2.0 diesel and petrol are group 9 or 10 and the 3.0, group 14. Fuel economy is good - up to 52mpg for the 1.6 diesel and 47mpg for the 2.0. The 1.8 petrol manages up to 35mpg, the 2.0 up to 32mpg and the 3.0 29mpg.