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    Default There's cars... then there's Citroens.....

    I have tested a heap of "other" cars over the last few weeks. Not unusually, discovering nothing new about why hydraulique Citroens Rule. Let alone other swags'o'stuff like seat comfort, road manners, steering, balance, visibility, suspension, ergonomics. And hopping back into the Xantia Activa, even after the Benzes, et al, was a joy.

    Today... by chance this 2005 2.2 HDI leapt in front of me.

    And I rediscovered the delights of this range of Citroens that have previously graced the collection.
    So I took her home. What a great car.

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    Have you changed the auto gearbox oil yet?

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    Well no....only been home for a few hours but there is a priority list...oil, timing belt ...

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    They are a pleasant car. This one presumably has the 4 speed 4HP20 gearbox. If so, add to your list 1) bypass the heat exchanger on the water side (so it won't suck coolant into the engine when it inevitable leaks internally) and 2) remove the little seal from the 2 pin plug on top of the fuel filter (so diesel is less likely to enter the engine harness).

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    I'm looking to buy a C5. Which model is best? I'm keen on the series II V6 Petrol 6-speed auto or is a diesel so much better?
    Citroen C5 II manual '05; C4 Exculsive '07; Citroen CX2200 Pallas '76; CX2400 C-matic Pallas '78

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    X7 series, post 2008, for many improvements. Diesels have more torque and lower fuel use.

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    The general feeling is to go diesel over the V6.
    I have owned prior C5 diesel and C5 petrol (2.0) both wagons (the longer wheelbase models ride better than the sedans,
    getting back to the glory days of Citroen suspension).

    The 2.2HDI performs very well. The petrol ain't bad at all, with less bottom end torque and quieter engine.
    I like the V6 but dunno if I'd own one (*). They are fast beasties.

    Say, for outright performance, a V6 sedan will be impressive.
    For long legged economic touring, and ride, the HDI wagon.

    (*) On balance, I'd recommend the diesel, but a lot depends on what's on offer at what price...and what has/has not been done on them. I really have no strong issues between any of them. *Reliability* is perhaps the most critical part of C5 ownership (and luck).
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