A reliable & endearing car that grows on you
CD player stopped ejecting CDs.
Windscreen washer pump failed.
Power window failure.
Air conditioning gate fault.
This is a car that takes time to appreciate.
I bought this car for AU $3,750 with 202,000km on the clock. I was not expecting much, and to be honest, I thought it was a hideous looking vehicle.
However with such a limited budget, it was a winner compared to anything else on offer in my price range, not to mention I was impressed with the immaculate condition inside and out, and how it had stood up so well to the harsh Australian environment.
These cars really do grow on you; they are comfortable, reliable, smooth, unbelievably economical, whisper quiet and a real pleasure to drive.
If you are after a sporty car, then forget it, but if you want a comfy, economical safe cruiser, then it's a winner.
I did have a few minor initial problems, but thankfully I found a great mechanic that fixed everything for a very reasonable cost.
When you buy a C5, add $2000 to the sale price, as this is what it will probably cost you to bring it up to scratch. However, you will be rewarded with a truly fantastic car.
I look forward to driving this car everyday, and I now look at it with fondness, rather than contempt.
Highly recommended. Don't be put off by minor faults, as they are very reasonable to repair, as long as you find a good local mechanic. Whatever you do, don't take it to a Citroen dealer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th March, 2013