2004 Citroen C5 LX 1.7 16v petrol from UK and Ireland
A superb car at a reasonable cost to buy and run
I have had the 2004 C5 now for 2 years, and have to say it's the most reliable car I have ever owned. Nothing, and I mean nothing has gone wrong with it. The electronics are excellent, and everything works perfectly.
The seats are in excellent condition with no deterioration at all.
The only fault I can find, but it's not really bothering me, is the slow retraction of the driver's seatbelt.
Excellent build quality compared to other makes I have had, and that includes Mercedes.
As it's a petrol engine of only 1700cc, performance is not too swift, but sufficient.
Superb leg room in the back seating area.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th February, 2011
21st Oct 2012, 10:12
Just returned from a 1,200 km trip to the Drakensberg Mountains in Kwa Zulu/Natal, and my Citroen performed wonderfully without any problems, and gave me 8 litres per 100 kms travelling at 120 kph on some of the worst roads I have ever encountered! Did a 5,000 km trip to Cape Town and back in December, as well.
Have covered over 100,000 kms and still perfect, no handles falling off or anything else, too. Greatest car I have ever owned in over 58 years in Africa and Canada!
Unfortunately Peugeot/Citroen's marketing departments are useless, and don't advertise or market their cars at all. Citroen have won the World Rally Championship nine (9) years in a row, and what do they say about that? Nothing!!! Ford and Mini have pulled out because they cannot beat Citroen!