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    info thanks to Ateco
    The CitroŽn C5, the luxurious sedan and estate engineered by the French car
    maker to relieve stress with its magic carpet suspension, spacious interior
    and cosseting performance is now able to relieve wallet-stress with more
    than $6500 of extra equipment added for limited time to the C5 HDi sedan
    and estate for just $900.

    "With its ability to cover more than 1200 km on a tank of fuel, the CitroŽn
    C5 HDi is, thanks to its highly advanced diesel engine, already pretty
    gentle on the wallet," says Miles Williams, General Manager for CitroŽn in
    Australia. "But we've decided that for a limited time we would make the C5
    HDi even more luxurious, more comfortable and even easier to drive with the
    minimum of hassle, while seriously reducing wallet-induced stress."

    The CitroŽn C5 HDi is available for a limited time with a full leather
    interior that includes front electric seats, with leather trimmed door
    panels, steering wheel and gear knob. The door mirrors now fold flat
    against the side of the car when it is locked and when reverse is selected
    the passenger mirrors checks the kerb, while reversing-stress is cut by the
    standard fitment of rear parking sensors. The stress of be dazzled by
    following cars at night is removed by the installation of an automatic
    dipping interior rear view mirror. Floor mats and additional interior
    lights complete the interior package.

    From the outside, standard cast alloy wheels and colour matched bumpers and
    side trims indicate to other road users that the C5 HDi is offering
    additional stress reduction.

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    Available until stocks of the C5 HDi Limited Edition are exhausted, the
    recommended retail price is $46,650 for the sedan and $48,390 for the
    estate.


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    Icon8 C5 HDIs are duds - Froggies beware

    Froggies beware - C5 HDIs are crap. Dont reward Citroen by buying a new one. Wait a few months until the new owner sells it for half price & it may be worth condsidering.

    I can hardly believe I am bagging a Cit BUT.....(following taken from my post of yeterday)... I thought I was real lucky when my rental car in UK was upgraded from a Golf to C5 HDI LX Estate. It was nearly new but it turned out to be crap.
    I am a Citroen person & have had many brilliant Cits but this was a dud.

    Diesel economy was ordinary at normal speeds, about 35 mpg - until the info screen with all the data went kaput and I couldnt get any more info.
    The BIG RED LIGHT used to come on from time to time saying STOP IMMEDIATLY - BRAKE FAILURE it was lying of course.

    How does Citroen get away with decades of dud electrics? Worst problem was trying to settle the wife down when the BIG RED LIGHT came on on the Motorway at 2 am middle of Pommy winter miles from anywhere. Light eventually went away!

    Transmission was hopeless - it used to hold & slip gears for a few seconds before changing. The ride was crap, the turning circle was crap, the comfort was basic.

    It did have a decent turn of speed though!

    But I am glad to have tested a C5 to extremes that you would probably never see here. Now I know I wouldnt buy one.
    So many projects - so little time.

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    Since when does this site accept dealer ads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick I
    Since when does this site accept dealer ads?
    I would call it more a promotion offered by Citroen Australia / ATECO Automotive. I don't see anything wrong with the post - thanks dogboy I think it sounds pretty good value to be honest, and having been heavily involved with maintenance of the electrics on an S1 Cit XM, problems in a C5 can't be that hard to fix...

    Derek

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    Quote Originally Posted by 604 tragic
    Froggies beware - C5 HDIs are crap. Dont reward Citroen by buying a new one. Wait a few months until the new owner sells it for half price & it may be worth condsidering.

    I can hardly believe I am bagging a Cit BUT.....(following taken from my post of yeterday)... I thought I was real lucky when my rental car in UK was upgraded from a Golf to C5 HDI LX Estate. It was nearly new but it turned out to be crap.
    I am a Citroen person & have had many brilliant Cits but this was a dud.

    Diesel economy was ordinary at normal speeds, about 35 mpg - until the info screen with all the data went kaput and I couldnt get any more info.
    The BIG RED LIGHT used to come on from time to time saying STOP IMMEDIATLY - BRAKE FAILURE it was lying of course.

    How does Citroen get away with decades of dud electrics? Worst problem was trying to settle the wife down when the BIG RED LIGHT came on on the Motorway at 2 am middle of Pommy winter miles from anywhere. Light eventually went away!

    Transmission was hopeless - it used to hold & slip gears for a few seconds before changing. The ride was crap, the turning circle was crap, the comfort was basic.

    It did have a decent turn of speed though!

    But I am glad to have tested a C5 to extremes that you would probably never see here. Now I know I wouldnt buy one.
    Was it OK otherwise?

    I thought the previous post was just auto-porn to get me all excited until I read your account.

    JohnW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick I
    Since when does this site accept dealer ads?
    It's word for word from the newspaper I just read. Also a mentions the 4 millionth 206 built as well.

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    Hi all
    FYI...the PR guy at Ateco emails me info on Citroen....something I asked him to do so I can post items that may be of interest to Citroen lovers.
    This includes WRC info as well as new releases,sales figures and yes...shameless sale offers
    Please exercise your finger and escape post so your offence lasts no more than a millesecond..
    Cheers

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