What alternatives should I consider to a used Citroën DS 5 hatchback?
The BMW 3 Series is one of those cars that does it all. Its diesel engines are very efficient; rather refined and suitably quick. The interior is very well built with plenty of quality materials used and equipment levels aren’t that stingy. An excellent used buy.
The same can be said of the Audi A4, except the draw of the four rings seems to have kept values high, meaning an A4 is actually more expensive than a BMW 3 Series. However, it’s another executive car with a nicely finished interior, a good level of specification and a fine range of petrol and diesel engines, with either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. It doesn’t ride as well as the BMW, but it is more comfortable than the DS5.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the comfort option if you don’t like the stiff ride of the DS5. Later C-Class models come with a better-quality interior that’s a bit more interesting to look at, too. It is quite pricey next to the DS5, though.