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Citroen C5 aircross- thoughts?

  • 17-01-2023 8:22pm
    Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭

    Hi all,

    We're considering our options for a new car, probably a PHEV. Our usage is primarily city driving (short commute, school drop-offs, runs to training/ matches), but with reasonably regular long drives from Dublin to the North/ North-West). We're a one-car family, and currently have an 09 Corolla Verso that hasn't given us a day of trouble, although she's getting on. Aside from trips to NW, it'll be likely our next car will see a few trips to France on the ferry etc too.

    A family hatchback crossover is our preference, and there seems to be lots of options in the 40-50k range- Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tuscon, Peugeot 3008, Citroen C5 aircross Toyota Rav 4 (a bit more expensive) among others.

    Reliability is probably my No. 1 criteria, and it may sound like a weird criteria, but given my love for a quiet life, and that I have 3 kids, I would prefer not to have a "hump" in the middle of the back seat, to avoid heated negotiations on who's turn it is to sit in the middle every time we go somewhere. :(

    From my research so far, I've been liking the look for the Citroen C5 aircross. I'm minded of the reputation of French cars for reliability (old news now???), and over the last few months, I've been conscious of other cars out on the road. I'm seeing loads of Hyundais, Kias, and more recently loads of Peugeot... but not a sight of the Citroen.

    I'm wondering if anyone has experience of the new Citroen, or any advice?

    Many thanks.