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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Citroën C5 Hatchback (01-04) - rated 3 out of 5
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PROS

Space, comfort, 2.0 HDi performance.

CONS

Steering and brakes lack feel.

PROS

Space, comfort, 2.0 HDi performance.

CONS

Steering and brakes lack feel.

Other Citroën C5 (2001 - 2004) models:

Verdict

The C5 replaced the Xantia in 2001. It's a supremely comfortable car with clever 'active' hydro-pneumatic suspension that is very comfortable. The airy, spacious interior is complemented by cavernous load space in the estate. A wide choice of engines includes frugal but refined turbo-diesels and a low emission direct injection petrol unit. C5 is well equipped but build quality falls short of the class leaders.

It does offer good value, but only as a used car choice, as depreciation is heavy.

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