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    Tadpole
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    Default Advice on a Citroen C5 needed

    Hi Guys
    I am still undecided on another car. Came across this one and was wondering if anyone could give me advice on the model ... what to look for etc etc. It looks clean but I have heard some expensive stories about the expensive Eolys fluid services and this sort of puts me off somewhat.

    Any advice would be appreciated especially regarding servicing and the gearbox

    Does anyone know a decent Citroen mechanic in Brisbane or the Gold Coast who I can contact ??

    Here is the link

    2005 Citroen C5 SX HDi Sports Automatic Cars For Sale in VIC - CarPoint Australia

    Thank you

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    At 96K, the Eolys fluid shouldn't need a refill. Not until 160-180K

    The car you are looking at is a 2.2HDi 4 speed. The range was confusing, so make sure you understand the alternatives. There are a few threads on the C5, so you might look at these for more information:
    2005 CItroen C5
    Advise on buying C5 wagon/estate
    New Citroen C5 Owner

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    Maybe wise to speak to biteme

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    Make sure this isn't a flood victim. Looks nice otherwise.

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    Coming up to 100k, timing belt and maybe water pump.....

    Von Bibra is the dealer on the Gold Coast and were charging $1200 for timing belt/water pump (inc labour). I would say though to go to the dealer in Brisbane if you can, Von Bibra is new to the citroen game and lacks experience from my experience dealing with both dealers....

    Get your hands on a Haines manual. My 2003 C5, first car I've actually played with, and I was able to do timing belt, water pump, spark plugs, brake pads. Dealer on the Gold Coast quoted $1500. Was able to get away with $500 for parts and DIY. Previous to this I had 0 experience with working on a car. Just had a friend checking up on me every now and then and helping out when I needed 4 hands.
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    I second garthb in using the DIY approach. One my second C5 now with only plugs, fluid and coils replaced in 30000km of smooth motoring.
    There are a lot of workshops in Brisbane who specialise on these cars but in the end, they are just cars and anyone with a manual and some brains can work on them. Don't let fear rule your decision-making process.

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    Note that the car whilst Qld rego'd is for sale in Vic.
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    One wonders how much the seller paid for it in Qld.

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