2001 Citroen C5 LX 90 2.0 HDi from UK and Ireland
Maybe in 3 years it will be worth buying
Within the first 2 weeks it was returned due to rear end thumps, weights fitted which made small improvement, however still bangs at speeds below 25mph on bad surfaces. The C5 of my boss was back at the dealers for 3 months with this problem.
Why does the suspension go up and down when the car is switched off and locked. dealer says they all do this.
Engine management light came on, engine cut back to "get you home mode" (300 miles from home, fault was quickly identified by dealer as fuel pump, it took over a week to get a new fuel pump. Citroen have a lot of experience of this fault, my colleague's C5 was towed home 6 times before the fault was cured.
The Turbo pipe came off, dealer fitted a jubilee clip and said this will probably happen again.
All Radio & CD stalk controls failed, new multiplex unit fitted.
Recalled for handbrake modification, apparently being difficult to release, now its almost impossible to apply.
The C5 is a very comfortable car, a lovely quiet cruiser, excellent performance in spite of only 90bhp, shame about the clever bits.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th December, 2002
11th Oct 2006, 05:44
I had a company supplied C5 90 HDi LX from Dec 2001-Dec 2004.
I loved the car, a friend working for the same company also had one described it as "It's like driving your favourite armchair!"
During the 3 years I clock around 110,000. As mentioned above it used to have it's moments.
The radio/cd control stalk would cease to function.
The car would drop into Eco mode, even if nothing was left powered on. In this mode the battery would drain over a couple of days if left unused.
The hazard indication of the alarm being activated/deactivated would cease to work.
These faults would happen once maybe twice a year, the cure was simple... up the bonnet, unclip the positive of the battery, simple on a Citroen, wait 10-15 seconds and clip it back on.
It was necessary to reset the clock, but everything burst into life again.
The only major fault I had, was when the resistor pack on the heater fan failed, this resulted on the positions slowly dying out until the fan died completely. This is not limited to Citroen, on both Ford and Renault I have had similar faults. Would I have another... you bet! I used to get around 49mpg, the boot was massive and the car was equally so, two child seats (with children) and 1 adult in the back plenty of space plus everyones luggage in the boot. My wife and I used to joke about having to send postcards to each other to talk in the car because of the voluminous cabin space.
I got given a Laguna after that... what a comedown.
11th Jan 2009, 03:21
I have owned a Citroen C5 since 2002 and I don't want to get rid.
I does have faults. The clever bits stop working sometimes, but the easiest way round this is to pull the white fuse in the glove box. Wait 10 seconds and put it back again. Just like booting a computer! Everything comes back on again. Just reset the date and time and you're off.
The only problem I have at the moment is the fan does not work in positions 1 and 2. The heater resistor is supposed to be behind the glove box. Does anyone know how I get to it?