2005 Citroen C5 VTR 2.0 HDI diesel from UK and Ireland
Fantastic all rounder, bar the climate control!
Rear suspension arms.
Climate control temperature blades.
I am heartbroken. I've had this car nearly 8 years, and in that time from purchase cost to replacement parts and repairs, it's cost me just £5500.
However, first the driver's side temperature blade broke (flap that lets hot or cold air through). I was quoted over £2000 to have this put right. I managed by sealing this off and using the passenger side. This has now died too. It is now uneconomical to repair. I can deal with heat, but I feel the cold something rotten!
The car has been comfortable, reliable, (never ever broken down, even when the clutch was going whilst towing a caravan!), performed well (shifts for its size!), and towed my various caravans without complaint. It's taken abuse ferrying my tools and equipment about, and is pretty much a van as well as a car, and never been greedy on fuel. I'm a sentimental being and I bond with my cars. We part company next month. I shall be mourning.
I'd have another post 2008 model in a heartbeat, but like myself they've gained weight and I don't have B+E on my licence for towing. Citroen don't do anything suitable for my work and towing within my weight range. Pity as this was the second Citroen,(prev Xsara), and both have been reliable budget option vehicles.
I'd have another 2005-2007 C5 in a heartbeat, but can't risk it when something as silly as climate control can write off a car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th May, 2020