Used Citroën C5 2001 - 2008 review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

2001 - 2008 review
Citroën C5 (01 - 08)
  • Citroën C5 (01 - 08)
  • Citroën C5 (01 - 08)
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Ownership cost

What used Citroën C5 hatchback will I get for my budget?

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

The C5 loses value rapidly from new, making it an expensive buy at only a few months old but 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 petrol and 1.6 diesel are cheapest in group 8, the 2.0 diesel and petrol are group 9 or 10 and the 3.0 is in group 14. Fuel economy is good: up to 52mpg for the 1.6 diesel and 47mpg for the 2.0 diesel. The 1.8 petrol manages up to 35mpg, the 2.0 up to 32mpg and the 3.0 29mpg.