2002 Citroen C5 from France




When I bought the car two months ago, the (2nd) owner told me he had been having problems with two electronic issues:

(1) The navigation system had a loose wire and the cost to replace unit is 2000euro. I was told that occasionally the unit came on, which it did yesterday, after being parked in a garage for a week. I was told a good wiring guy can fix -- thoughts?

(2) Service engine light comes on, then goes off. Not a big deal. Once the STOP light went on.


General Comments:

I like the car. Only paid 3450 euro and it is in great shape.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th July, 2010

2002 Citroen C5 Exclusive 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland


Luxury sized and specification at bargain basement prices. Great budget family motoring


Anti-pollution fault warning days after purchase. Cat converter and sensors replaced by dealer.

General Comments:

Very, Very comfortable. Excellent cruiser. Loads of rear passenger space - 6ft tall plus can sit in the back comfortably. Ridiculously good value for money on the used market due to a perception that they are unreliable.

Superb automatic box with sequential manual override and sport mode.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2010

2002 Citroen C5 Prestige 2.0 litre turbo diesel from Denmark


Better than most executives



General Comments:

The Citro├źn C5 2.0L HDi is without question the most comfortable car I have ever had.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2008

2002 Citroen C5 ELX 2.0 HDI from Malta


Once bitten, twice shy


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

2002 Citroen C5 LX 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland


Bang on family car, with an excellent ride


Well I don't have the car now, but thought I best write a review on it. I had it for 8 months in total, and nothing went wrong while I had it; just a service and a cambelt change; other than that nothing.

General Comments:

In the 8 months I had this car it was brilliant. It was the estate version; better than the saloon as the rear end on the saloon doesn't look right. Anyway I loved the car.

Being 19 you might think that it is odd for me to have one of these, but I did buy it to sell on, but ended up keeping it. Glad I did; it was trouble free motoring and I thrashed it everyday, and it never missed a heartbeat.

Performance not brill, but considering the weight, it's not too bad handling. I thought it was not bad for an estate, and it really surprised me when I chucked it round a bend for the first time.

It is a very pleasant and comfortable car to drive. The suspension is fantastic; it's like riding on a cushion of air.

It's a massive car with a huge boot.

The build quality isn't bad, but not brilliant, and it ain't the best looking car, but for an everyday car its brill and really cheap to buy.

I have a Ford Mondeo on a 53 plate now, a TDCi 130 bhp; that's a good car, but the Citreon was easier to drive to be honest, but the ford is a better car overall. But if you want cheap and cheerful, buy one of these, it's a great family car.

The reliability I think is fantastic; my parents own a taxi company, and we have had a few Peugeot 406s petrol, and they have been the same reliability wise, and they have got more than 200,000 miles on them, and they're still going strong, and being the same engines as the Citroen, there is no reason why they can't do that.

Overall fantastic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2008