Written on: 28/09/2010
i ran xantias two of them oth diesel for eleven years , both used as a taxi , great cars totally impressive , so i bought a phase three c5 BIG MISTAKE, the garage i use in leamington spa , ARBURY motors are great but the car aint.i do my own servicing every ten thousand miles using the best oils and filters because of the job it does, , the car has had a new fuse box , rear suspension reset after three attempts to find noise, new feed pipe for the air con , now the n/s front track rod end... (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2010 by Barry Scotland (1 review written)
THE WORST CAR I HAVE OWNED IN 35 YEARS!
I own a 2007 2L turbo diesel that I bought as a demonstrator with 6,000km and so far the faults have been numerous and extremely frustrating:
Faulty rear suspension arms - new ones had to come from France; faulty windscreen washer sensor; faulty tyre sensor; faulty drivers seat (loose bolts); faulty electric windows (2); faulty turbo; faulty top engine mount; faulty drivers seat belt; faulty radio; faulty drivers door pull; perished rear tail gate... (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2010
I bought the C5 2008 it is a good car great fuel enconmey and stylish but was told by many once over the 2yrs period i will have problems esp with citroen.Will time has come and they were right, My passenger door window is not working need new motor. a seal gone in oil sump. now a bareing is gone on my clutch which will be a major surgery. my prob is the warrenty might not cover me a they are saying its a werable part isnt the whole car werable but will cost alot to fix not fair its only... (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2009
The Citroen C5 2.0 SX 16V is an awful car, bought it on a saturday, in the garage on the monday, off the road for 3 weeks whilst dealer tried to fix fuel fault, got the car back, back in dealer garage 3 days later with same fault, told them to keep it and give me a refund. Got the refund and never went back. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!! (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2009 by Ivanovich (1 review written)
This citreon c5 car has given me a lot of pleasure. It is incredibly light on fuel and has the most wonderful suspension. It has all the features of a Merc or BMW at a fraction of the price. If PSA Peugeot/Citroen could get their act together they would become more popular here in South Africa.
I am considering up-grading to the C5 V6 Elegance Luxury model and would like to hear from owners of the V6. (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2009 by Bruno1 (1 review written)
This is my second Citroen C5 and I am still very much convinced that it is one of the best cars on the market.
The 1.6 Diesel engine is a magnificent power source, the car doesn't need a bigger engine although the 2.0 and the 2.2 Diesel engines are available. It is a nice car, super nice suspension, good performances - drove 205 km/h in Germany, lovely design, fuel efficiency is much better than much of the competion, the price - I paid no more than a VW-Golf cost, the dealerships in... (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2008 by junkC5 (1 review written)
Useless electronics, no help from Citroen who seem to have washed thier hands of the C5. Dodgy trim, door pockets falling out, fabric parting from the door cards. Dealers who also do not know what the faults need to fix them.
Not recommended, unless you enjoy trips to the garage, paying for parts that might be the fix. I'm hiring another car until the Citroen is temporarily fixed. (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2008 by mark2167 (1 review written)
Car is fantastic, never had a problem. Owned it now for almost 3 years and its never let me down except once. That was the de-mister stopped working and the part was £40 to change. I drive 30,000 miles a year and this car is esaily the best I have ever owned. Its reliable great on fuel economy and its comfortable. What more can you ask for. (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2008
Fuel tank expanded and snapped locking ring and smashed fuel pump to bits.
Cost to replace this lot is frightening £959. Mis-fires over 4000 rpm been into Citroen 14 times within the last 6 months with faults with the electrics, brakes, steering the car is only 6 years old and got 36000 on the clock only owned it for 7 months and I have spent so much on it that now I might even give up on the thing and scrap it!
Paid 3200 for the car and spent the best part of 2500 on repairs
I WOULD NEVER... (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2008 by andyandleanne (1 review written)
When I was a lad, which is a while ago, I remember seeing a great big, daft Citroen estate parked up with the back end on bricks and most of the running gear gone. My Dad told me never to buy a Citroen as the suspension is a right nightmare when it goes wrong and I held this belief for a long, long time.
I inherited my Citroen C5 as a company car. It is a 2.0L HDI SX and about 8 years old now. I did not have much choice as it was the one offered to me by the company I was working for. I ran... (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2007 by bustertypsy (1 review written)
This is the best car I have ever owned. I have driven 40,000 miles in just over a year and once serviced this car will never let you down. It is half the price of an Avensis with twice the comfort and equal reliability. Don't be misled by the badge. xtreme comfort, Fuel efficiency, Looks, Reliability are all good. (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2007 by nealh (1 review written)
I sold my 2004 BMW 530D series touring for a series 2, 1.6HDi C5 Estate. Yup , that's right! And so far it's been great. Less rattles and fewer weird faults etc. It's not the focused sports estate that the BMW was, and it's not as fast, but you would NEVER guess it's a 1.6 diesel. I do around 35,000 miles per year, so economy and comfort are important. I get at least 47 plus mpg, even when pushing on. And get this...it's quieter around town than the 530D, although just a bit noisier at 90.... (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2007 by Goonboy (1 review written)
The Citroen C5 2.0 SX 16V is well put together and extremely comfortable. Shunned by reviewers, it sheds its money quicker than a footballer in a casino. However, for the canny second hand buyer after an upmarket car, there's little to touch it. The best bit is that there are surprisingly few on British roads, so even with its bland looks, you still stand out from the crowd. (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2006 by caliston (1 review written)
I'm really going to have to sell it before the manufacturer's warranty runs out! (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2006 by dun1 (1 review written)
I'm hearing more bad things - electronics issues etc. I'm worried that scrapping the car or getting rid may be best way to avoid heavy maintenance costs as the car gets older; is this probable? (read more)
Written on: 23/11/2006 by ikrrl (2 reviews written)
Stay well clear of Citroen, I'm stuck with this one as it is a company car, poor me! (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2006 by r0n (1 review written)
My Citroen C5 2.0 SX 16V nearly killed me. It went into 'limp' mode as I crossed a busy A road. There were cars all round me skidding this way and that. It's gone into 'limp' mode 5 times since then and neither of 3 Citroen agents can cure it.
r0n (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2006 by green146146 (1 review written)
Having had 5 Volvos and a Mercedes C class, getting into the Citroen C5 2.0 SX 16V, the first thing you notice is that everything feels flimsy like its gonna break with little use. Vague steering, sensor problems. Why do you think Citroen offer massive discounts. They know that they'll recoup the money from owners on spare parts. Just on opening the glove compartment lid you feel as if it's about to snap. Get into a C5 with 50,000 on the clock and it feels dead, seats sag, trim rattles and... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2006 by julian Hoad (1 review written)
A review of the Citroen C5 2.0 SX 16V Last year, the car spent 5 months in the garage with an undiagnosable fault. My garage tried for several months to source a 'sensor' from France to repair it, but were unable to find one. Citroen UK were the most unhelpful, lazy-minded, useless group I have ever dealt with. One contact there told me he had been trying very hard for the last few weeks to get the car sorted out. On further questioning, it turned out that all he had done for those weeks... (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2006 by ayts
Becuase of a mistake of Citroen garage, The C5 gear box had got a problem and I stayed in the middle of a small town in Bulgaria. I had to organize a truck to take the car to the nearest Citroen service (130 km). Luckly, the Citroen garage was very good and repaired the gear without having a new spare part and I could go back to Turkey. Otherwise, I would have to stay in Bulgaria for 2 or 3 weeks until they get the part from France. It took 3 weeks for Citroen Turkey to get it.
I can not... (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2006 by champcol
I have had 2 Xantias which I loved, but the Citroen C5 is just that little bit extra.
I think it is a lovely looking car.
The water off the boot lid annoys me but hey, is any car perfect,!.
I think I am just a Citroenphile!!. (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2006 by Galloglass (1 review written)
The Citroen C5 is the exclusive version and with discount is great value for money. Fuel economy is OK on motorways averaging 37/38 mpg. But on local trips or slow roads it drops considerably as auto box rarely gets into top--perhaps diesel is torquier and better in these circumstances. Car is used for towing a caravan which it does effortlessly but with a considerable increase in fuel consumption (mid 20s). With a 2 year interval servicing costs are not yet known and so far only outlay has... (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2005 by Ermintrude5
Okay here we go! We've had our Citroen C5 for almost 2 years now and I can only think of one slight problem we have had, and this doesn't involve the car! Getting the tires balanced was tricky, but we found a place in the end.
But so far it hasn't broken down, and here is a fact that has astounded me, it hasn't used any oil at all! it is still full from when we put some in when we first brought it. I want to praise the sound system! You can change the Bass, pitch and can set the volumne... (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2005 by paddleman (1 review written)
I bought my C5 10 days ago. the test drive was uneventful, and its space and comfort seduced me. But, after we married.. my world fell apart, and all was not as it seemed.
To date the following have happened...
1) Car will not easily engage into reverse first thing in the morning (or if left for more than 6 hours).
2) Left trafficator ceased functioning, although hazard lights all work, and when locking/unlocking all trafficators flash.
3) Radio/CD will decide whether to come on or not..... (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2005 by Robert36 (1 review written)
I read one of the reviews about the Citroen C5, and likewise I am disgusted with the safety issues.
I purchased my C5 just over a year ago, and I paid £6500 for it. Citroen have put right under warranty £5500 worth of faults, this includes the following:-
1. Throttle cable came loose, and nearly ended up costing me my life in a pile up.
2. Driver window motor has had to be replaced
3. 2 brand new clutches, note that I have only ever driven 8 cars in my 18 years of driving and never had to... (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2005 by slimane04 (1 review written)
I have owned the Citroen C5 2.0 SX 16V for 4 months only and I had to replace the headlight bulbs for 3 times. I couldn't replace them myself because it is too difficult and awkward to replace the bulbs in a C5. I had to take the car to a garage 3 times and pay for such a simple task. My C5 is only 3 year old and had only 34000 miles in the clock when I bought it 4 months ago. The mileage now is only 39000 miles. How can a car of this age and mileage visit the car mechanic so often?.
I am a... (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2004 by aviner1 (1 review written)
The Citroen C5 2.0 SX 16V is an allround excellent car, offering a lot of value for the price. Solid workmanship and good manufacturing quality. Will probably buy again. (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2004 by mitko (1 review written)
In general: very satisfied with confort, feeling by driving and liking the design of the Citroen C5. not satisfied with fuel consumption (why not buying HDI!)and with engine power (not expected). (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2004 by pw (1 review written)
Citroen C5 2.0 SX 16V
Fire in motor chamber after 150 km - caue: unknown (by service)
Breaks: fronts replaced 7 times on 47 kkm cause: shaking stering wheel while breaking (on 110-80 km/h)
Suspension: never responding well, hard to drive over 100 km/h, dancing on the road, too fluffy or to hard depending on the computer's mood; service could help for 500 km and ... again
gearbox - complete replacement after 25 000 km - 2nd, synchoes 1-4 and more...
Computer resets and stops the car... (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2003 by kevinjalali (1 review written)
The Citroen C5 2.0 16V SX Hatch has theworst build: everything seems loose and noisy inside the car.
Major electrical problems: just stops on the motorway, dash lights come on, STOP light flashes and stops dead at 80mph...my life at their hands!
Central locking problems: rear door don't open every so often, intermitent. (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2003 by nige salmon (1 review written)
i have had my Citroen C5 for 21 months now, in that time it has been in to the garage for the following; elec windows, stereo stopped working,1 day old.headlights blink all the time.computer stops working.central locking packed up 5 times.air conditioning stopped working.boot refuses to open after a trip.cover on gear shift comes away all the time.at the moment the display in the car just reads eco mode all the time.what a great car not! (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2002 by amnon.
The Citroen C5 is a very comfortable car, however the weak point is its automatic transmission. When starting the car and engaging "drive", the car doesn't react for a second (as if it is still in "neutral") and only then it moves with a blow. Tiptronic must be used gently - an attempt to move fast often gives no results. Slowing down, the car moves from second gear to neutral causing the vehicle to gain speed while you want to slow down. The biggest problem is the uncomfortable feeling when... (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2002 by CCK.
I brought the Citroen C5 2.0 SX hatch in January this year. Very unhappy with both the quality of the car and service. This C5 had given me a lot of stress and constant worry.
Let me give you a list of the items that have caused me stress and discomfort for the last 5 months.
1. The air-conditioning air intake took in road fumes heavily into the cabin. Was told by local agent that this is due to the poor design of the air-condition system. Heavy road fumes inside an enclose cabin is both... (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2002 by joe.
I really enjoy driving the Citroen C5 2.0 16v SX hatch - I feel it is better than the laguna by far. (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2002 by Lee Wick.
The Citroen C5 2.0 16v SX hatch is the best car that I have ever driven. I could not agree with the user, who complains about the noise. I have not come across any such problems and this car is a real pleasure to drive on motorways at high speeds. Great Car. Well done CITROEN. (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2002 by JIMMY.
The interior space of the Citroen C5 2.0 16V SX hatch is better than its rivals in Taiwan (such as Mondeo and Camry). The suspension provides comfortable driving but still offers enough information about road condition. 6 air bags as standard makes my wife feel safe with my boy. However, the air conditioning is a bit impotent to hot weather. When go through bumpy road, some noise come from the rear due to friction of plastic parts. (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2002 by mark.
The Euro Ncap safety rating for this car is excellent. It comes joint second highest with a Rover75 at a high 4 rating behind the Renault Laguna with a 5 rating (Laguna has no headroom below the sunroof for tall people). Six airbags as standard. The passenger one can be disabled using the ignition key when we have to put a child seat in the front. A telescopic steering column to keep knees away from the dashboard. Torque limiters on the seatbelts etc. etc. The safety rating alone caused me... (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2002 by Brian.
After owning a Citroen C5 2.0 16v SX hatch, I can only suggest owners put a notice in their rear window
'Warning' DO NOT BUY A CITROEN (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2002 by lp.
The Citroen C5 2.0 16v SX hatch provides an excellent combination of a comfortable fast car and terrain vehicle(the suspension). As I am an angler I appreciate it very much-it is very reliable and does not need any service. (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2001 by Biyoushi.
Very capable car competing against Audi A4 SE (1998) and almost beating it! Very intelligent user friendly electronics (as the TV says!) and extremely quiet cruising - comparable to Jag... (believe it!) less than 72db!! Low wind noise etc etc. Problem with suspension knocking less than 4K miles also occurred on 3.0 V6 courtesy car after less than 2K miles!! Citroen... OOOOPPPPS!!! Returning car to source. (read more)
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