2002 Citroen C5 SX 2.0 HDI from UK and Ireland
Better than the reviews I've read!
Knocking sound from rear suspension. More on that later.
Very large and comfortable car with lots of 'fun' gadgets.
Very smooth suspension ride, making it ideal for long journeys, and making short journeys seem even shorter.
I traded in my Audi A4 for the C5 two months ago, before I had read the previous reviews. If I had read them, I would not have bought one, which would have been to my loss.
Compared to the Audi A4 Tdi, (a very well built car which was a joy to drive), I have found the C5 to be even better.
The engine is more responsive. The interior and boot far roomier, and not in my opinion 'plasticy'. The digital climate control is far more efficient, and the overall handling of the car is more confident than the Audi ever was.
I did have the problem of the rear suspension rumbling at slow speeds (not the car jack as suggested by one review), but the dealer fitted 'the kit', and the problem is now sorted.
I should add that the Citroen dealer that I have used is very efficient, and I have had no problems with them.
In summary, I am delighted with this car which, compared to other makes that I have seen, is very much a front runner. I am sorry that some people have had some serious problems, but I do not believe that Citroen cars deserve the bad press thet they receive.
As a post note, a friend of mine bought the new Mazda 6, a car thet has had rave reviews. After one month of continous problems, he's returned it. He wishes he had bought a Citroen instead!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th November, 2003