What used Citroën C5 saloon will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Citroën C5 saloon?
There are plenty of diesel C5s on the used market - lower running costs and better resale values mean they're cheapest to own in the long term. The baby 1.6-litre manages an average of 50.4mpg, ahead of the 2.0-litre with 47.1mpg. The 2.2-litre is still respectable at 43.5mpg, but the 2.7 and 3.0-litres can manage only 33.6mpg and 38.2mpg respectively.
With CO2 emissions roughly the same as rivals', the C5 won't cost much more to tax than the likes of the Ford Mondeo, unless you opt for the powerful diesels, which peak at 225g/km of CO2 for the 2.7-litre. Insurance premiums shouldn't cause too much alarm, with cars classed between groups 8-14.
This C5 is a genuine step forward in terms of build quality and design - compared to the previous model, so expect its resale values to stay in touch with those of the Ford Mondeo, but it will lag behind those of the Honda Accord and Volkswagen Passat.