Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The C5 is a great car. I've had no issues with it whatsoever and its a pleasure to drive. Citroen have built a real winner in my eyes and im impressed with the car throughout.

Handling isn't great however this is only small complaint, this car is simply the bees knees for me

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 3/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Generally reliable - only 1 failure in 3 years and 50,000 miles - radiator went. Old 2.0HDi (110bhp) engine is a little underpowered and needs working hard to maintian speed on motorway inclines. I have a 1.6HDi C5 as well, and performance is much stronger.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent! Why do Citroens almost never appear in Auto Express?
They are said to have a poor resale value - my experience is that I will keep my next Citroen after the lease expires.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Limp home once although fast.abs & esp switches off sometimes under braking, cruise & limit goes at the same time. Nil repairs outside of guarantee. very happy.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Much better than expected. much better than other vehicles owned I.e.mercedes, jaguar, saab. Very good indeed. fuel and servicing very good.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Very pleased, although perhaps too many electronics. Question whether should have gone for 2.0 rather than 2.2 diesel

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 3/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A spacious, comfortable and reasonably economical car with adequate performance and good level of equipment.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel

Needed brake and steering componets replaced on 4 year mot and 30,000 miles. Citroen parts overpriced.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

comfortable & handles well but not enough room at the pedals and brakes constantly squeal at the back

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reasonable performance, economy, and price.
Good reliability

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Fantastic car, better than my previous BMW 3 Series touring

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5