2003 Citroen C5 SX 2.0 petrol
An automobile to look forward to driving, time after time
Nothing has gone wrong yet.
The front ashtray seems to have trouble staying shut, so I can't really use it as a viable storage compartment. Fortunately, there are many other storage areas throughout the interior.
The car was delivered with some smudges on the leather trim on the front passenger's door.
I find that if I slam the tailgate too hard, the rear sun-blind is dislodged and retracts.
The university campus in which I work has many speed bumps and regulating strips of varying heights and sizes. in addition, the car-parks are cobbled. I find that I am able to drive over these calming measures with impunity.
Specifically, when the front axle hits the first bump, it hits stiffly because the suspension setting I guess is at a fairly stiff setting since I am at speed. But the system reacts so brilliantly quickly that in the milliseconds of time interval between the front axle hitting that first bump and the rear axle hitting the same bump, I do not feel the rear axle going over that same bump.
By this time, the suspension is set at a more supple setting, so subsequent bumps, regardless of size, are just taken as if they literally aren't there.
I have been so pleased with the way the suspension works in its default mode that I have not tried the 'Sport' setting yet.
The air-conditioner is extremely efficient at cooling the car, even on a hot day.
I am not sure if there is another way to release the fuel filler cap, without having to use my ignition key to unlock it.
I also wish that there was a way to regulate the radio's volume using the steering-wheel-mounted remote. If there is, I haven't found a way yet. It would also be good for the buttons on the remote to be lit at night.
I find the squab on the front seats a little too short for my six-foot frame. On the whole the seats are very comfortable and are set at a suitable height for egressing.
I find that I still need to get used to the eagerness of the gearbox to change down on a trailing throttle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th December, 2003
13th Sep 2004, 06:09
The radio stalk does allow volume adjustment. The two large pads on the reverse face control this. You have to click them several times to have an affect. Each press results in one increment up or down. Holding the pad in will not affect the volume.
16th Oct 2004, 04:22
What a beautifully written review.