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★★★☆☆

“i ran xantias two of them oth diesel for eleven ...”

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 Full Review

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“THE WORST CAR I HAVE OWNED IN 35 YEARS! ”

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 rubber… Read Full Review

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“I bought the C5 2008 it is a good car great fuel...”

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 less… Read Full Review

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“The Citroen C5 2.0 SX 16V is an awful car, bought it...”

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 Full Review

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Written on: 03/10/2010

I found this review not helpful because...it's so narrow minded. He has a problem so thinks all C5's are rubbish and advises people to avoid. Pathetic.

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★★★★☆

“This citreon c5 car has given me a lot of pleasure. It...”

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 Full Review

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“ This is my second Citroen C5 and I am still very...”

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 Belgium… Read Full Review

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“Useless electronics, no help from Citroen who seem to...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“Car is fantastic, never had a problem. Owned it now...”

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 Full Review

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“Fuel tank expanded and snapped locking ring and...”

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 BUY… Read Full Review

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“When I was a lad, which is a while ago, I remember...”

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 it… Read Full Review

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Junkc5's Response to andyandleanne's Review

Written on: 23/11/2008

I have just got rid of my C5 Exclusive as it was the biggest heap of junk I could ever lumber myself with. Electronics that constantly fail, dealers that cannot fix it, independant garages just said no we do not want to work on it. And all this in only 28K miles. I have had 5 Citroens before this one but I will never ever buy another. If you phone the Citroen UK help desk you are charged at an incredible rate for the call only to talk to somebody who says take it to a dealer, one dealer said he had 2 others with the same anti pollution fault and he could not find the problem.

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Ivanovich's Response to andyandleanne's Review

Written on: 14/07/2009

I found this review very helpful because...
<br/>He had no pre-conceived negative ideas abot Citroens.
<br/>I own a C5 and if the agents here in South Africa were more Service-oriented these cars would have been top sellers.
<br/>Mine drives like a bird and the Service costs are less than most small cars.

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★★★★★

“This is the best car I have ever owned. I have driven...”

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 Full Review

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“I sold my 2004 BMW 530D series touring for a series 2,...”

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. Ride… Read Full Review

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“The Citroen C5 2.0 SX 16V is well put together and...”

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 Full Review

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“I'm really going to have to sell it before the...”

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 Full Review

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“I'm hearing more bad things - electronics issues etc....”

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 Full Review

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351631_Awaybye's Response to dun1's Review

Written on: 14/03/2008

I found this review helpful because...
<br/>Ive had no problems in 60k , 03 model reg 04, 2.2, sx, hdi.
<br/>But have developed strange sound on rear brakes prob what you say

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“Stay well clear of Citroen, I'm stuck with this one as...”

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 Full Review

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Dun1's Response to ikrrl's Review

Written on: 13/12/2006

C5 02 model, on 66k Brake hose split on an emergency stop , dealer now advises me that Rear brake calipers need replacing; and heard that this is a common little job in dealers; not cheap, trying to get Citroen to pay for this; need some more brake sufferers to back me up.

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Ikrrl's Response to ikrrl's Review

Written on: 28/12/2006

The latest problem to arise from this truly majestic piece of junk... Car tells you washer fluid needs topped up, so off I pop to the garage forecourt to top it up, and as I pour water into the reservoir. I watch in utter disbelief as it pours straight back out and all over the ground!!! Watch this space, as any other problems that arise with this beast, I will keep you all posted.

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Ikrrl's Response to ikrrl's Review

Written on: 18/12/2006

My rear calipers were first replaced at 24k, and then at 62.5k. Citroen covered the first under their warranty scheme, the second claim they paid for the parts, and my company had to cover the labour. Another point to add to this car is that the rear off side door locks solid every now and again, and refuses to open. NASTY CAR!!!

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“My Citroen C5 2.0 SX 16V nearly killed me. It went...”

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.

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“Having had 5 Volvos and a Mercedes C class, getting...”

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 god… Read Full Review

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“A review of the Citroen C5 2.0 SX 16V Last year, the...”

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 was… Read Full Review

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Peter D Williams's Response to julian Hoad's Review

Written on: 23/06/2008

Mine's the Exclusive SE, yes got everything, just more to go wrong. Nov 2001, just had full service, low miles, now warning lights coming on ESP, been checked TWICE, found nothing, &pound;142, six days later air pollution light on, car goes into what appears to be 3 cyl shaking mode, limp home when it totally ceases, now got ESP, air pollution AND gearbox warning, have no revs and no drive, even in manual.

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“Becuase of a mistake of Citroen garage, The C5 gear...”

Written on: 09/03/2006 by ayts (1 review written)

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.
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