I am considering buying a 2010 Citroen C5 estate that comes with Bluetooth, satnav and cruise control at a price of€17k. "Friends" are saying buy an Avensis or Mondeo as they have a better resale value and are more reliable, but you do not get the same high spec as the C5 for €17k.
What's your opinion on the C5?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Zak Adam (Drogheda, Co Louth) - Tue, 14 May 2013 23:04
We always did like the C5 when it was new — big, comfy, quite stylish and it really does look best as an estate. Your ‘friends’ are right in that the Mondeo or Avensis will hold their value better, and there’s no getting away from the fact that an Avensis would be much more reliable over the long term, but at seven years old, the C5 will have the worst of its depreciation behind it now, so as long as it comes with a full service history and you keep it looked after, we wouldn’t regard it as a bad purchase.