Used Citroen C5 cars for sale

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Citroen C5

2.0 HDi 16v VTR+ 4dr (nav)

£4,490
2010(10)
£72.16 per month
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  • 77,000
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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Citroen C5

2.0 HDi 16v Exclusive 5dr 85000 MILES

£1,995
2006(56)
 
 
  • 85,000
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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Citroen C5

1.6 VTR PLUS HDI 4d 110 BHP 4-Door

£3,995
2009(09)
£61.93 per month
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  • 74,000
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 1.6L
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Citroen C5

1.6 HDI 16V VTR [115] 4dr

£5,728
2013(63)
£97.76 per month
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  • 92,856
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 1.6L
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Citroen C5

1.6HDi 16V VTR+ Nav From £5650+Retail package. 5-Door

Reduced by £300 was £5,950
 
£5,650
2010(10)
£96.15 per month
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  • 106,000
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 1.6L
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Citroen C5

2.0 HDI 16V VTR+ 4dr

£3,343
2008(08)
£48.45 per month
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  • 75,202
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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Citroen C5

1.6 e-HDi 16V [110] Airdream VTR+ Nav 5dr EGS6 Auto

£6,054
2011(61)
£104.50 per month
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  • 39,279
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 1.6L
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Citroen C5

2.0 HDi 16v VTR 5dr

£1,395
2007(56)
 
 
  • 127,000
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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Citroen C5

2.0HDI 16V VTR+ Nav [140] 5 door

£5,990
2009(59)
£103.18 per month
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  • 49,351
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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Citroen C5

2.2 HDi VTR+ 4dr

£4,200
2009(09)
£66.17 per month
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  • 72,808
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2.2L
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Citroen C5

2.0 HDi 16v Exclusive 4dr Auto

£5,295
2010(10)
£88.81 per month
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  • 87,000
  • Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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Citroen C5

2.0 HDi 110 VTR 5dr

£1,495
2003(53)
 
 
  • 144,000
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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Citroen C5

1.6 HDi VTR+ 4dr

Low mileage
 
£3,995
2008(08)
£61.93 per month
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  • 49,000
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 1.6L
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Citroen C5

Tourer 2.0HDi (160) Exclusive Auto 5-Door

£7,495
2011(61)
£134.30 per month
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  • 87,587
  • Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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Citroen C5

2.0 HDi VTR+ 4dr

Low mileage
 
£3,290
2008(08)
£47.35 per month
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  • 56,000
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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Used Citroen C5

 

Background

The Citroen C5 was introduced in 2001 and for many is seen as the first truly worthwhile used car from this French manufacturer from the point of view of long term value, because unlike some of its predecessors it is not hampered by serious depreciation issues.

The used Citroen C5 was built to replace both the Xantia and XM ranges and does an admirable job of catering to both crowds. Trios of both petrol and diesel engines came with the first iteration, along with plenty of onboard technology that has only become better integrated and more impressive over the years.

2004 saw the second hand Citroen C5 receive a bit of a facelift, along with the arrival of a bargain basement 1.6 litre diesel engine model.

The most recent new Citroen C5 revision occurred in 2008 and this is considered to be its true second generation entry, with a real overhaul given to the styling of the range to make it even more handsome than before.

Bang for your buck

What really sets Citroen C5 cars for sale apart from its competitors is the Hydractive suspension which allows it to electronically adjust ride height to accommodate the speed and road conditions that are currently being experienced.

This system, even in the early models, is considerably better than the mechanically adjusted alternative used in Citroen's older cars and means that it offers one of the smoothest rides on the market.

While things are generally controlled by sensors, you do have manual control if you want to make more specific adjustments.

All of the used Citroen C5's iterations have benefitted from plenty of luggage room in the rear and the general quality of the interior is surprisingly high, with Citroen attempting to match up to the executive class models from German manufacturers in this respect.

What you'll pay

If you're looking for one of the post-2008 C5s then prices are surprisingly cheap, with petrol models being the most affordable if the least common at around £5500.

Diesels are a good bet in terms of performance and reliability, with saloon options starting at £8250 and estates increasing the asking price by roughly £1000 if you're happy with the basic 1.6 litre engine. The 2.0 litre alternative is about £600 more and even more power comes from the 2.2 litre option.

What to check

Checking for a full service history is a must, because the nature of the unusual suspension means that you will want to make sure everything is in full working order before you buy.

Parts

You'll snap up brake pads for £45 each and pay £205 or so for a clutch assembly for the used Citroen C5. Headlamps start at £220 and if you need to replace the starter motor then £110 will get you this particular part.

How it drives

The Citroen C5 makes absolute mincemeat of speed bumps and potholes and it's virtually impossible to find any other car from any rival manufacturer that can match it when you have to tackle rough surfaces.

You might assume that this means it will wallow in the corners, but Citroen's systems help to keep everything balanced and the car manages to remain flat all the way through the turn, which can be an odd sensation.

Aside from comfort, the C5 offers a decent driving experience without blowing you away, emphasising efficiency.

 

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