Citroen C5 Reviews from Norway

2001 Citroen C5 SX 2.0

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Neon

Summary:

Very comfortable and reliable car

Faults:

Had to change the speedometer stepper motor. Cheap, little item; fixed it myself in five minutes.

Apart from that, nothing has gone wrong; just done the regular maintenance and fixed things that will be needed on every car, such as brake pads.

General Comments:

Roomy and very comfortable car with a huge boot.

Very reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th September, 2013

2001 Citroen C5 Business 1.8

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance50000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen Xantia

Summary:

Much value for money

Faults:

My only problem with the car has been that the headlights (bulbs) are of very poor quality. I bought the car new at May 15th, 2001 and until now (May 2003) I have replaced the bulbs 9 - nine - times!

Of course, the dealer has replaced them and I have not paid anything, but after all, this is not acceptable, in my view.

The dealer points out that "all new cars are like this" - probably because electric variations from the electronic system destroy the bulbs.

But after all, this is the only problem I have experienced, and this C5 is my 7th Citroen in line since 1982!

General Comments:

I am very pleased with the car, and the hydro-pneumatic system make it a nice car to drive over long distances.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2003

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews