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Any Citroen C5 owners?

Posted by JohnP-390097 - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by pilot-425170 - 3 years ago

Tizzler is spot on, steering is vague and it has the turning circle of a super tanker, also sorry to say the electronics are terrible, I'm sure there are people that have had no problems but in general it doesn't seem a good buy, I would take heed of the reviews,   I have to admit I liked  the look of the C5 and considered it when I changed my car, but having looked into it and spoken to owners I am pleased that I left it alone, but hey it's your choice.   Good luck

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Posted by JohnP-390097 - 3 years ago

Thank you for your comments so far. I have read about the flywheel and associated clutch problems but I figure that buying a 10 year old vehicle with probably 200K on the clock, the flywheel would have been changed for the modified one, if not, it would seem not to be a problem.

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Posted by napo - 3 years ago

Make sure the dual mass flywheel has been changed massive problems with these failing. Once changed for an upgraded dmf .good car

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Posted by Tizzler - 3 years ago

I had one for about 6 months back in the UK last year. I didn't like it for various reasons. It was comfortable on motorway journeys, but the rest of the time I thought it was pretty poor. In supermarket car parks it was a nightmare, very long with an incredibly bad turning circle. On B roads I felt entirely disconnected from what was happening, the steering was vague, the comfortable suspension was 'floaty' for want of a better expression and the windscreen pillars always seemed to be in the way of what I wanted to see when going around bends etc. For a big car I didn't seem to be able to get any more in it than I could in my old Volvo 850 which was far more compact and manouverable. I'm also not really a fan of too many automatic things (wipers, light etc) or warnings every 5 minutes that I need to put fuel in or something needs attention. I have a 10 year old VW Passat estate now which I'm very happy with.....I still miss my Volvo though