Citroen C5 Exclusive, 2Ltr HDI 163bhp Automatic, '59 plate
Added: 18th of May 2019
The C5 is a seriously underrated car. the 2008-2016 range was designed to keep up with the Germans and although an equivalent sized BMW/Audi/Merc will have the edge on acceleration, given the choice between any of them - the C5 Exclusive wins in looks, comfort, desirability, size, ride, economy and other attributes outright, as well as the fact that mine has all the 'bells & whistles' and more that you were lucky to find on any '59 plate executive saloon (or Estate). You may think that I quite like the C5 Exclusive...you'll be right. Added to the fact that Citroen as a Company have great provenance and are innovative (think of the ID and DS of the 60's & 70's, total innovation for their time). Yes they are slightly 'quirky', but things like the static steering wheel hub with loads of buttons on it and the unusual concave shaped rear window, the slightly strange hydro-pneumatic suspension, add to the charm, ride and looks of the car. The only issue with French cars is that they are a buyers market, not a sellers, because of depreciation. But think about it, do you want to buy a second hand BMW, Merc or Audi just because you can tell everyone that you have one, or would you like a car that you, your friends and family will love and enjoy and is great to drive, especially of you do long distances? If the latter, then go out and get a low mileage 2008-2016 C5 Exclusive!