Review Citroen C5 (2004 – 2008) Used car

12 Aug 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Review Citroen C5 (2004 – 2008) Used car

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The C5 is a very interesting used car It’s also one that a lot of very high-tech function at an low price. While this may rather scary in terms of reliability, it’s probably a car to buy now rather than in five time. The diesels are well seeking out and the estate models are more competitive than the models.

Our pick would be a 2.0 HDi VTR estate.

Big Citroens have not to make a whole lot of sense as a new car Most savvy buyers that they depreciate and the only way this can be offset is by big discounts from new. The Citroen C5, launched in 2004, was no

Although residual values to be far better than its predecessor, was still a car that you needed to some seriously big numbers off the RRP in to make viable. Fortunately did and this means that buyers now have the twin of abundant stock and very low for what remains a decently car.


In 2004, the facelifted C5 went on An entry-level 1.6-litre HDI 110 replaced the 90bhp unit and the 2.0-litre was upgraded to 138bhp. The 173bhp twin turbo engine was in Summer 2006 just the arrival of the VTX edition models at the company car market. This car incorporated the company’s contemporary design, with the narrow of the double chevron grille the width of the car’s nose.

The rear lights look those from the old Maserati blown up to 200% on a photocopier. The lamps are also a good more sculpted than the teardrop lamps of this predecessor. Xenon dual lamps turn as the car corners a throwback to the legendary DS.

An involuntary lane departure system was developed that drivers from losing or dozing off at the wheel. If the car detects a lane change without an it can sound a buzzer in the cabin. was enhanced with the fitment of no than seven airbags, one to protect the knee area as as a speed limiter and the latest ESP stability control package.


Building in features often seen on luxury is an ongoing theme, the C5 featuring side window glass. Not does this aid safety in the of an accident, it also provides protection against crime and boosts the cabin’s acoustic

Manufacturers of car stereos have lamented the fact that a high proportion of echoing the car’s interior is one of the most challenging environments in which to great sounding music It has been found that the layer of clear plastic a laminated windscreen produced acoustic scatter than the echoes that rebounded off a brittle toughened screen.

Go for the version and you’ll find the load floor is wide and giving a capacity of 563 litres is the largest in class. More it’s possible to exploit space without significant from the rear suspension the Hydractive 3 system being away beneath the floor. means that the available of 1176, measured at the narrowest between the rear tail is still the widest in class.


start with the diesel first. The 1.6 HDi in LX hatch form at £7,400 on the 54 plate with a VTR another £600 on top. Go for the HDi and you’ll need to find for a 138bhp Exclusive. The 2.2 HDi Exclusive an automatic gearbox will be

Go for an estate and you’ll need to add £700 to these prices. The engined models start at for a 1.8i LX while a 143bhp VTR be around £7,200.

Insist on a history. The complex suspension is pretty reliable, but make that it’s been out because replacement parts for it are


Some are carried over from its Citroen reasoning that no point messing with that work well This hatch or estate ride and corner differently to you’ve ever driven. The for this goes to Citroen’s Hydractive suspension. Devotees of the who owned an XM or a Xantia will what we’re talking here, for both of these featured early versions of system.

In its latest form, the advantages of fluid-sprung set-up over steel springs are almost to ignore. Thus equipped, C5 can read the road and adapt its set-up accordingly, depending on the surface, the speed and the way that driving. Sensors strategically around the car feed information to a control system that can change both spring and rates as necessary.

Comfort is this car’s number one It’s not seeking to deliver as a driving experience as you could in a Mondeo or a 407 – it’s at the high mileage driver who to arrive unruffled. Certainly, the are up to the job.

These are sourced from the empire and include some favourites. A choice of six powerplants is with petrol engines 117 to a hefty 210bhp as well as the HDi common rail diesels between 110bhp and 138bhp. six-speed manual and automatic are also available as well as award-winning particulate filter.


(Approx – on a C5 V6 – ex Vat) Clutch are about £205, brake around £45 and an alternator £175. You’ll pay around for a headlamp, around £245 for a and around £110 (exchange) for a motor.

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