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Reviewed on 12 Nov 2009 11:07PM
Reviewed by: WeeHou
Car reviews written ( 3 )
Similar cars tried: Superb 1.8TSi, Camry 2.4, Laguna 2.0T
Duration of car driven: Test Drove Once Only
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The Review

Citroen, the brand that is often consider weird and oddball. However, with the new C5, Citroen has taken a rather Teutonic approach in designing it. The usual highlight of the C5 is the hydro-pneumatic suspension. Ever since the Citroen DS saved Charles de Gaulle life during the assassination, the C5 has been blessed with this iconic status. The new HydraActive 3 suspension is very much similar to the old, but now with sporty aspiration. This doesnít mean it has BMWís bone jarring ride, but an improvement over the old boat-like ride. As with all Citroens, comfort has always been its main principle, and the C5 is no different from the others. The engine and gearbox are wonderful to perform the duty of a cruiser, but when spirited driving is required, the ageing 2.0 engine and its yesteryear 4 speed auto starts to put itself away from its nearest competition. Coming soon, a 1.6 turbo version is in the pipeline to replace the 2.0 atmo engine. The big question is, will it be hooked up with a 6 speeder or a 4 speeder like the C4 Picasso? Driving a C5 speaks a lot about your individuality. However, unless you are willing to pay a premium for being unique, the new superb is definitely a smarter and better buy.

Strengths

Magic carpet ride. Handsome Styling. Improved interior build quality over the previous C5

Weaknesses

Carried over engine and gearbox. Despite the longer wheelbase, its smaller than the exterior suggests. Fuzzy center console.




Latest Response:


WeeHou
Singapore
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Responded on: 9 Dec 2009 1:20AM

i do have to agree on your point for the brakes. its very sensitive to input. sometimes its very hard to put up smoothly, esp low speed travelling. asdzds

XF
Singapore
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Responded on: 8 Dec 2009 9:02PM

I went on test drives on a Volkswagen Golf GT and Skoda Superb.Both are from VW group and share a trait- jerky, hard braking under normal braking pressure. Did you experience that? And I agree that the Superb is a smarter buy, but I would still choose the C5 for its individuality, style and excellent comfort. asdzds

swordsman
Singapore
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Responded on: 16 Nov 2009 2:30PM

I saw a white C5 right in front of me this morning. I must say the tail design is quite pleasant although unconventional. The silouette has a very pronounced slope on both sides, emphasising its wide "bottom". Well, being french, such design (including the "funny" side mirrors) is considered a norm :-D asdzds

pass09
Singapore
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Responded on: 13 Nov 2009 4:47PM

do u tink the two sides mirrors look funny? Price is right but need more branding to increase its market presence. asdzds

Best 2 Litre
Executive Sedan

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2009 9:03PM
Reviewed by: adityamanutd
Car reviews written ( 1 )
Similar cars tried: Honda Accord
Toyota Camry
Fuel consumption: 10 km/litre
Drive pattern: It has 2 trip computers which calculates average fuel consumption automatically. I set one on monthly and the other on weekly.
Duration of car driven: Less than 1 month
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The Review

The car was delivered on October 21st. And I have been in love with this car. It comes with standard cruise control, 2 memory seats with electronic adjustment for both the driver and the passenger, comes with electronic parking brake, and automatic lights, rain wipers and volume control. The ride quality is super smooth thanks to Citroen's HydraActive 3, hydro-pneumatic suspension. It's also a very smooth car and you can barely hear anything even with no radio on. It's also very spacious at the back and the seats are superb. The only thing that's bugging is the lack of drink holders in the front and that the engine could have been more powerful, other than that, this is the best executive sedan in the market hands down. Beats Accord and Toyota. And is nearly on the same level as the E Class and the 5 Series. And for its ride comfort, I would say almost, if not better than the S Class and 7 Series.

Strengths

Ride Comfort almost as good as S Class.
Extremely quiet ride, barely any noise.
Standard Set of Equipment, very good.

Weaknesses

The engine can be more powerful


Extraordinarily
comfy, decent and
stylish, but not at
all sporty.

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2009 9:55PM
Reviewed by: XF
Car reviews written ( 5 )
Similar cars tried: -
Duration of car driven: Test Drove Once Only
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The Review

To clear the air first, this review is coming from a 14 year-old who is not old enough to drive. The car passes a good impression of good design from the exterior. Swoopy headlamps and especially Audi-like rear lamps results in a striking design. In the interior is not as appealing, however. The plastics are tacky. The controls look complicated and the fixed steering boss on the steering wheel might confuse at first, but most might get used to that soon. Citroen says the reason for that is for the driver's airbag to remain at an optimum position at all times. Equipment wise, it is relatively good. Adaptive Cornering Lights come as standard in the 2 litre version. It is safe too, scoring a maximum five stars in the Euro NCAP safety program. The real deal is in the superbly comfortable ride, due to its Hydractive III+ air suspension. Yes, that comes standard too. It cancels out bumps perfectly and hardly any jolts can be felt in the cabin. However, this would result in an uninvolving drive. The engine goes about its revs with a sporty note, but this can be clearly heard in the cabin. Very annoying if you want some peace and quiet, yet very suitable for a racing mood. It isn't fast and its performance best described as leisurely Resale values might be on the down side and prices are high, nearing the $100k mark. However, reliability might be questionable. One of our fellow Oneshift member posted complaints of poor reliability of his Citroen C4 Grand Picasso. Whether this would affect the C5 remains for time to tell. The money is best spent on the 2.0 model. The 3.0 V6 model is slow (0-100 takes 10 seconds) and very expensive for a C5 ($135k). Overall, the new 2008 Citroen C5 is a very convincing large Fench saloon. Its looks striking and rides like a gem. This car is recommended for people who enjoy the serenity of a great cruiser and excellent suspension, people who prefer not to engage in sporty drives and would not rather rush their cars on the road. Daring to be different? Go Citroen.

Strengths

Super comfy Hydractive III+ suspension
Stylish inside and out
Strong safety
Wide and spacious cabin

Weaknesses

Plastics as not very desirable(especially centre console)
Not sporty to drive, or fast
Even 2.0 litre versions come with Adaptive Cornering Lights