Our Fleet Test Drive: Citroen C5 Tourer - 2nd report
21 November 2008
Author: Paul Barker Tom Webster
 A proper gouge
One advantage of living with a car day-to-day is that it shows up what unique features are useful and which are just irritating gimmicks.
The C5's fixed-hub steering wheel falls into the latter category, and even those who like it to begin with have realised its inadequacies.
For a start, parking is made harder as it's tricky to work out which way the wheels are pointing. The other bugbear is with the wheel-mounted stereo controls. They can only be used when driving in a dead-straight line, or when you remove your hands from the steering wheel. Okay, so that's only two inadequacies, but they are enough to wind me up regularly.
Have your say about Citroen's steering wheel here.