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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Boring, but practicle middle-aged man.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Big, practical, but boring.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes. I regret parting with it. I was an outstanding car that is very under-rated.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    I'm looking for another big Citroen, possibly the latest model C5.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    January 2012

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Got the car very cheaply - it was a very low mileage one owner machine with 12 months MOT and 3 months warrenty.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Size and cost. I needed space for 4 big adults plus luggage and had a limited budget at the time.

    What was the dealer like?

    Very helpful.

  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Its very much a cruiser, it corners well but there is lots of body roll and its very soft. Just relax and waft along, its not a sports car.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy due to very good steering lock and side visibility.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    I owned the car for 4 years and the only problem I had with it was a rear brake caliper seizing which required replaceing.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Size and comfort. Easily as spacious and comfortable as friends BMW 530, but at a fraction of the cost.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Super smooth automatic gearbox (which had tip-tronic style manual overide).