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★★★★★

“citroen C5 2002 2.0L HDi”

Written on: 25/10/2012 by mart434u (1 review written)

Car was 10months old when I bought it. October 2012 still running on original battery and exhaust. Heater not working Fan blower module replaced Radio/CD packed up Lights permanently on Lights on auto turn off when indicator turns off so have to turn the lights on at the switch (there on all the time anyway) Rear calipers seized - replaced for £80 window swich a little loose but works Passed every MOT no problem suspension needs new spheres but only noticable on cobbles. All in all… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“This car changed everything I'd thought about French cars!”

Written on: 17/09/2012 by nousernamesarefree (7 reviews written)

I needed a car for around £600 and wanted a diesel but knew I was asking a lot! I saw advertised a late 2002 (52 reg) Citroen C5 2.2HDi SZ Automatic for a paltry £575. A week later the car was mine and I still smile every time I drive the car at just how stunning it looks and drives, for such a cheap car. The C5 is without doubt one of the most refined, smooth, wonderful cars I've ever driven (and that includes a brand new Mercedes a few years ago, and a BMW 5 series). The Pneumatic… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“1 have owned citroens x2 2.2auto and manual recurring...”

Written on: 28/01/2011

1 have owned citroens x2 2.2auto and manual recurring problem of esp engine mgmnt service display used as taxis main dealers said pollution f ault unclog partil filter or renew cat very expensive with diagnotics etc solution renew magnets on fuel filler cap;;; nice little earner for main agents always always check these first before shelling out hard earned cash why cant garages suggest easier tips like this to save you the customer time money and stress however this is not a… Read Full Review

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Chris The Mechanic's Comment

Written on: 04/02/2011

I found this review somewhat helpful because...its a quick fix,that this gentleman has encountered,it doesnt come close to explaining away the myriad complex faults inherant in this c5 car,ibelieve from experience,from talking to engineers owners and very compotent electrical engineers that they have an inbuilt fault in the bsi computer system.which is almost incurable.i defy citroen to refute the evidence i have collected in the last two years,i would love to take them to court,the only redress is to leave french cars alone untill they become user friendly,dream on,

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★☆☆☆☆

“these cars citroen c5,s have a built in electrical...”

Written on: 25/01/2011 by chris the mechanic (2 reviews written)

these cars citroen c5,s have a built in electrical fault which citroen will not admit to,i have been fixing cars since i was 14,i am now 65,previously i had owned 5 xm.s plus jags,yank cars,everything automotive,but this french rubbish,is in a class of its own,yes there are a few good reports,owners with low mileage,once they go over 40.000 different story,if all the blogs and complaints and horror stories i have read and gathered arent enough to take these people to court,these cars made… Read Full Review

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“depolution system fault randomly lights on warning...”

Written on: 02/09/2010

depolution system fault randomly lights on warning system , when this occurs car drives like a slug , has no power and blows out burnt oil through exhaust ??? this has been a continual fault since purchase , local dealer has on numerous occassions failed to pinpoint and rectify this issue , and now turbo has blown leaving a hefty £££ hole in my pocket !!! would never buy french again , reknowned for electrical faults , oh and dont buy from blackpools one and only k . smith motors , you would be… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“i have a 2001 2.2 sx hdi estate,i am realy in love...”

Written on: 24/08/2010 by soggy moggy (1 review written)

i have a 2001 2.2 sx hdi estate,i am realy in love with the car but have 1 very annoying problem which is driving me nutsand would love help with. when i drive in rain the screen mists up very badly, if i press the demist button it clears almost instantly, but when you do this the air con kicks in, this is fine on a warm day but not when it is cold. if you turn the heater on and blast hot air full volume it will not clear the screen, it will only clear with the air con on, have changed the… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“The most annoying fault with my C5 is water dripping...”

Written on: 23/05/2010

The most annoying fault with my C5 is water dripping into the boot when the tailgate is lifted. Has anyone come up with a solution and the reason why this happens? The 2.2 HDi engine is superb and terrific on long motorway journeys giving relaxed cruising. Other niggles cd player plays some cd's then not others… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“The C5 SX 2.2 HDi was bought new in 2001. It has...”

Written on: 10/08/2009

The C5 SX 2.2 HDi was bought new in 2001. It has had 4 major problems in 7 years/50k miles.
- New, it was back and forth for 6 months to resolve wheel wobble/steering problems
- At 25k miles/2 1/2 yeras it needed a new sub-frame and rear tyres due to the sub frame being exensively out of spec (under warranty) cost would have been £7-800.
- 30k miles/3 1/2 years high pressure fuel pump failed - £1000 repair -"quite common" on the HDI 2.2 engine was Citroen Dealer's comment. Citroen… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I'd owned a Xantia and thought I was buying a similar,...”

Written on: 01/08/2009

I'd owned a Xantia and thought I was buying a similar, more up to date, though less attractive car. My 2003 C5 2.2HDi was bought for £4000 & has been a disaster. Though comfortable to drive, with a good turn of speed, it's cost £3000 in emergency repairs during this time, averaging £70 a week.
The diesel additive warning message has appeared consistently and Citroen's dealer couldn't shift it despite expensive Elloys fluid and cat filters costing £400. The demister fan stuck on max (£100… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I have recently purchased my first citreon C5 Estate....”

Written on: 09/04/2009 by kayaker (1 review written)

I have recently purchased my first citreon C5 Estate. Love it so much that it is the only car that i have ever hoovered every week.
Only one problem so far!
Fuel ran very low and since then i have lost power occasionally, as if a big bit of dirt is stuck some where and then it clears and off i go.
Have replaced the fuel filter but still a problem.
Any ideas?
thanks… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Regarding the anti-pollution fault, the problem was...”

Written on: 01/12/2008 by trevormaddox (1 review written)

Regarding the anti-pollution fault, the problem was traced to a split in a small bent piece of rubber hose somewhere on the engine. I can't tell you where exactly because it was discovered and repaired by my local Citroen garage… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Only one solution, sell the wretched car. I part...”

Written on: 14/10/2008 by wilsonfok (1 review written)

Only one solution, sell the wretched car. I part exchanged mine 2 yrs ago - thinking back I was far too tolerant; the car spent weeks on ends in the garage from new, and when it was out of warranty I spent thousands on it!… Read Full Review

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Chris The Mechanic's Response to wilsonfok's Review

Written on: 27/01/2011

I found this review helpful because...this is the only solution for these mechanical electrical nightmares,they can take yor money faster than the government,totally unreliable

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★☆☆☆☆

“I have had this car for a short while now and the anti...”

Written on: 08/10/2008 by luanpra (1 review written)

I have had this car for a short while now and the anti pollution light keeps coming on then the engine cuts out. Only Citroen can diagnose problems with this car So after paying for a diagnostic fee paying for a new fuel pump £640 it still has problems. It would appear that these cars do nothing other than break down with unsolvable eletric problems. An exhausts also cost £1900 which is nice to know. It really is a slow uneconimical pile of rubbish fit only for the skip… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“An extremely well designed and built modern day...”

Written on: 01/10/2008 by sgoose (1 review written)

An extremely well designed and built modern day cruiser, big enough to move house and cheap to run in comparison to its competitors. I love it… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“I too have had a problem with the anti-pollution light...”

Written on: 01/10/2008

I too have had a problem with the anti-pollution light when the car just died on me on the motorway had to get it towed off at a cost of £175 standard charge. This was the first time I had put a full fuel tank in so it might have something to do with this, got it back from the garage with the anti pollution light still on and it seems to be working okay but I wont be filling it full again… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Was informed to keep the revs above 2000 especially on...”

Written on: 04/03/2008

Was informed to keep the revs above 2000 especially on long journeys to avoid esp/asr problems that keep occurring seems to work as I've noticed they happen if I don't keep to the information… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Particulate filter needs to be changed at 56,000 miles...”

Written on: 03/03/2008

Particulate filter needs to be changed at 56,000 miles according to my French garage on dc4 HXB engines or the warning anti-polluting can appear the UK Citroen club also is interesting to read for help… Read Full Review

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“Particulate filter changed at 62,000 miles my French...”

Written on: 02/03/2008 by bry06 (1 review written)

Particulate filter changed at 62,000 miles my French garage said 56,000 is about the norm plus the alloys fluid re filled or antipollution fault will appear which it did the cost here in France is 550 Euros not cheap but it will last to the next 56+ appears had to change the head lamps Citroen quote 1900 Euros xenon managed one on eBay for 172e the other 618e the head light shop on eBay was 2 for 1100 but brand new including ins. Xenons in England are so cheap compared to France still the same… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“I bought a Citroen C5 2.2HDi from a main dealer,...”

Written on: 29/02/2008 by phil1234 (1 review written)

I bought a Citroen C5 2.2HDi from a main dealer, withing 7 days the whole clutch mechanism failed. I contacted the dealer and they were happy to cover the parts, but as I didn't buy the extended warranty they would not cover the labor 8 hours at 80+vat... So after a week of arguing and finally a letter from trading standards they are having to repair the car at no cost. My point is they knew they were in the wrong but thought they could pull a fast one and try to get some money out of me. So… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I would still recommend this car to a friend because...”

Written on: 12/11/2007 by Motoman229 (1 review written)

I would still recommend this car to a friend because it is better than other comparable cars I have owned (Vectra 1.8LS, Subaru Impreza Sport, Mazda 626). For 9-10 months of the year it is trouble free and even when it is cold it is quite rare that the problems persist. The Anti Pollution fault I had was within a month of buying the car (nearly three years ago) and has not resurfaced yet… Read Full Review

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