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Should I choose a Passat or a Citroen C5?

Which would you choose? Volkswagen Passat 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Comfortline or the Citroen C5 1.6 eHDi VTR+NAV (both four-door saloons)?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Michael Halpin (Dublin) - Sat, 23 Apr 2011 08:58


Hi Michael,

I guess it depends on what year you are looking at and how much you intend to spend, but personally in most cases I would opt for the Passat, because, if you are spending your own money, it is likely to be worth quite a bit more in residual value in 2-3 years time. 

If you give us more information on your requirements then we can give a more considered response as a result.

Answered by: Complete Car Adviser

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I still think I would go for the Passat as the new one is just a better car overall.

Posted by Paddy Comyn (Drogheda) - Wed, 04 May 2011 15:51:40

I'm buying new (2011 Volkswagen Passat 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Comfortline or the 2011 Citroen C5 1.6 eHDi VTR+NAV) and not concerned with residual value as I will be holding on to the car for many years.

Thanks for your reply,


Posted by Michael Halpin (Dublin) - Fri, 29 Apr 2011 17:46:43