What used Citroën C5 estate will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Citroën C5 estate?
The 1.6-litre baby of the family manages an official of 49.6mpg, beating the 2.0-litre's 46.3mpg. The 2.2-litre is still respectable at 42.8mpg, but the rarely seen 2.7- and 3.0-litres manage 33.2mpg only and 38.2mpg respectively.
With CO2 emissions roughly the same as its rivals, the C5 won't cost much more to tax than the likes of the Mazda 6 - unless you opt for the powerful diesels, which peak at 225g/km for the 2.7-litre. Insurance premiums shouldn't cause any nightmares, with cars classed between groups 8 and 14.
This C5 marks a genuine step forward in build quality and design compared with the previous model, so should hold its value better. Expect it to keep up with the likes of the Ford Mondeo Estate, but not the Honda Accord Tourer.