The Citroen C5 isn’t endearing enough to be likeable

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My father’s Citroen CX was born in the 1980s and is still one of the quirkiest cars I’ve ever driven.

You may remember the ‘spinning ball’ speedometer, self-centering steering wheel and hydropneumatic suspension system that ironed out every bump but made handling a challenge.

I’d like to say the C5 was an unusual prospect too – after all, it does have a supremely comfortable ride and a fixed centre to the steering wheel that  doesn’t rotate when turned. Weird.

However, this big Citroen lacks anything that could be labelled endearing. It’s well past its sell-by date and does nothing to promote the qualities of many of Citroen’s other fine vehicles.

I like driving down memory lane – but £24,000 on a car that essentially hasn’t changed since 2008 is a bit too rich for me.

 

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