Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Citroën C5 estate?
Citroen doesn't have the best reputation for reliability but, so far, C5 owners have made few complaints.
Almost every used Citroen C5 Tourer started life as a company or fleet car, so its condition will obviously vary according to how careful the user was. Buy only the tidiest examples, with a full service history.
Don't shy away from high-mileage examples. They may well have spent most of their time on motorways, and if they've been serviced on time could make a reasonable buy. Always check that the tyres have worn evenly (which indicates that the wheels are correctly aligned). Kerbing and potholes can throw them out of whack.
The biggest problems on the previous generation C5 were caused by the electrics, followed by the suspension. Check that all switch and controls work correctly and listen carefully during the test drive for any mysterious clonks and bangs from under the car.