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Written on: 07/05/2012 by Yavuz (1 review written)
I used a 1.6 HDI for 6 years. In this time i only changed the clutch and flywheel. The first flywheel used was Valeo 0532 P7 flywheel. Peugeot and Citroen changed many of these flywheel. Than after the second half of 2006 year both Citroen and Peugeot used Sachs 0532 Q4 flywheel and Sachs clutch. I still use Sachs flywheel for 30.000 miles and there is no problem yet. When i was using Valeo flywheel problem had occured within 15.000 miles. On the other hand the riding confort is on a very high… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/05/2010
I have had my C5 some 8 months and have already had a complete set of tyres at 25000 miles. This cost me 500 pounds.
Biggest complaint, have had to have a new clutch and dual mass flywheel.
Cost, wait for it, 1371 pounds! Whilst the car is still under warranty dealer would not replace under warranty.
Any body else had this problem?
Have had an AA check done on this vehicle, apparently Ford have had problems with this type of flywheel and have changed out a lot.
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Written on: 27/08/2009
I purchased my C5 when it was 4 years old, it was in immaculate condition and just over 50000 miles on the clock.
I have to say, i have had many cars in my time, but this has to be the most pleasurable to drive, but when it developes a fault it can be costly.
I suppose mine is now at an age when faults become common, but never realised just how expensive it can be to get a c5 repaired. Recently my alternator siezed and cost me £370 to have replaced. Then my clutch started to slip, and because… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/06/2008 by christopheru2 (1 review written)
Ours is a 02 Citroen C5 2.0 HDI SX, bought new still immaculate, can't get my wife to part with it, mind you after driving austin rovers most of her life, I cant blame her. Apart from the handbrake freezing on in 2003, servicing, brake pads, tyres and wiper blades are the only items that have been the only costs… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/10/2005 by mastechltd (1 review written)
Car under review - C5 HDI 90 LX Estate - 2001 (51 plate). For a car that has had motorway mileage for about 110K of its 112K miles, I would not expect it to be on its 3rd clutch! Sounds like a design fault to me! Note - I usually make clutches last over 150K miles!!! and I don't tow the QE2 either! Very difficult without a tow bar! By the way, clutch and flywheel replacements come in at a whopping £650. ouch!! Seems to be a common fault, but the dealers still won't cough up and pay, or issue a… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/09/2005 by rickhough (4 reviews written)
I have been watching and waiting for HDi SX Citroen C5's to drop to the £3000 mark and my 01 plate car (2001) cost me a shade over that on Ebay. It had done 97k miles and this was August 2005.
I know Citroens inside out and have run them (11 in all) since 1991 including BX (4), ZX(1), Xantias (5) and now the C5. Prior to that I had 40 cars from Land Rovers to MGs and I have always worked on my own cars, including nut and bolt rebuilds of classics. I currently own two Xantias (a 1995 - 200k… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/08/2005 by nichops (1 review written)
Just done 8400km of touring around Australia with an average fuel consumption of 6,1L/100km (including 8.0L/100km @ 150km/hr up the Stuart Highway to Darwin).
Good balance and stability on rough bush roads, and smooth as silk on the highway. No problems of any kind with the car. Very comfortable - good support over very long distances. Rear area great for travelling with lots of luggage and camping gear. Headlights good, but should be Xenon for outback driving. Adjustable suspension was a… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/01/2005 by Terry001 (4 reviews written)
After a bad start with my Citroen C5 2.0 HDi SX Hatch Family Car in 2002, due entirely to the incompetence of the main dealer, the car has proved 100% reliable, and I get about 48 mpg. It's a bit dull to look at, but that has it's benefits - people are much less inclined to brand you as a flash so-and-so and let you out at busy junctions etc. It's not particulary fast or indeed outstanding in any way, but it was a hell of a lot cheaper than the equivalent Mondeo - you can sqeeze Citroen dealers… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/02/2004 by Ward (2 reviews written)
The Citroen C5 2.0 HDI sx hatch is the worst car I've ever owned for faults. To have constant oil leaks for almost a year on a car of this ilk is just rediculous. The pulling to left gets worse as you get faster and is very tiring on a long journey. What's even worse is that I've had to put up with the leaks, pulling left and shakes for almost a year, as my Citroen dealer seems unable to fix them. Duff car and duff support. Hate to think what how I will fare when the warranty runs out. Save… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/07/2003 by Smithy. (1 review written)
The Citroen C5 is an excellent car even after 40000 miles.Best ever car I've had for towing. Just completed a 3,300 trip through Europe and averaged 29mpg with the van on. Usually gets 42mpg average on mixed driving city/motorway.This is and early version April 2001 and was subject to a few updates. Nothing terribly serious. Some noises from the back but I only experienced that for about 3000 miles then it went quiet. Even better since the updates and all covered by the three year Thinking of… Read Full Review
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