Citroen C5 Review from Malta

2002 Citroen C5 ELX 2.0 HDI

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDI Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carNissan Terrano II

Summary:

Once bitten, twice shy

Faults:

Automatic gearbox has been changed twice. 1st at 15000 and 2nd time at 42000

Faulty electronics especially suspension

Speedo cluster has been changed

Noisy brakes.

General Comments:

Gearbox has been changed twice, 1st time under warranty, 2nd time from my own pocket. Have meet several similar C5 owners who have had the gearbox changed either under warranty or out of their own pocket. I have seriously questioned the reliability of manufacturer on this particular part but Citroen have refused to comment.

Changed speedometer cluster because speedometer went dead. Very costly repair. Suspension not so good and although height sensors have been changed if I do not park with steering straight it will go up and down until battery fails. Have changed disk brakes several times, including disks but braking noise persists to such extent that cars in front move aside thinking a lorry is approaching.

Otherwise comfortable ride when its on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th July, 2008

Average review marks: 4.6 / 10, based on 1 review