2002 Citroen C5 Exclusive V6
An excellent voiture merci
Serious oil leaks (sump /rockercovers) at 123000kms; fixed all OK to now.
Changed belts at the same time.
New starter motor in 2011. Old one slow to release.
New automatic fitted 165000. Oil pressure too high and blew a hole in the trans case. Very expensive. Almost what the car is worth, but love the car too much to get rid of it.
Have only replaced plugs once, and have only replaced 2 coils since having the car.
Great car overall. Was warned by Citroen mechanic that I would have a few problems between 125000 and 160000kms, so was ready for them.
Car runs on Dunlop Sport3000s now, and have virtually no effect from side winds.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th April, 2011
9th Apr 2013, 03:43
I am looking at similar car, a Citroen C5 V6 Executive, all options, 190000km, no tear on leather seats, interior looks OK. Starts fine, drives fine, no much noise. As it's a whole cover V6 and bonnet interior, I do not know from my first look if there are any oil leaks or not (can you advise how to see oil leaks on a first look?). Would you recommend it for a quick cash buy? (around 4.5k??)
I am not aware of particular Citroen problems, but as a European car in Australia, parts are quite expensive. It would be good to have your advice on this.
Thanks mate, Dips (firstname.lastname@example.org)
24th Jul 2014, 02:54
I hope you didn't buy it. These cars are a nightmare! If you did buy it, I can sell you mine for parts.
19th Jul 2015, 12:19
In South Africa we have the same problem with spares, and also not very good mechanics to work on these cars. I have the C5 3lt and cannot sell it for Rand 26000.00. I decided to sell it as I am restoring both my SAAB 9000 turbos, which in my mind is a far better car.