2007 Citroen C5 Exclusive 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Excellent value and ride quality
Headlight washer cover fell off.
Aircon needed recharging.
This is the second C5 I have owned, and I have been totally happy with both. The first was a new 2001 C5 2.2 SX diesel, which I owned for two years, and apart from servicing, never visited a garage.
I bought my 2007 C5 two years ago, and apart from the above, it has been totally reliable. It achieves up to 63 MPG on a run, and averages 50 MPG on mixed driving.
It tows well and has all the toys, which have all performed reliably.
Between me and my wife, we have owned over 60 Citroen's in the last 40 years (everything from the 2CV to the DS-old shape(!), including GS, GSA, BX, CX, XM, and C4 Picasso. And yes we have had the odd problem, but touch wood, nothing major, and no worse than other makes of cars we have owned.
I am now sourcing a replacement for the C5, and looking at the new shape model, or if I can persuade my wife - a DS5!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd January, 2013
I am glad that you are happy with Citroen vehicles.
I am a fan of this french car manufacturer.
However, I remark that you have kept each of the previous two vehicles for only 2 years.
In 2 years, the chances are very low that something goes wrong, so it's too early to assess the reliability of these vehicles (Citroen C5).