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    Default Showing off the new Citroen DS5 - a fairly unique ride

    I love this car!

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    Crazy like a concept car! Little surprises everywhere! Maybe too many design features

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    Have a look at the album

    Citroen DS5 - Album on Imgur
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    So, what is unique about the ride? You have described all the toys that can be used whilst the car is parked.

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    it's a car Jim but not as we know Citroens!
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    The Jesus bar for the back seat passengers does not look like it would be up to the task.
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    It's only got to be able to hook a stiletto heel in...

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    An attractive car Matthew. How's she on the road, and Emma Chisit?

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    umm.. i use all of these functions on the go...

    finding places, yakking to people on conference calls, getting my sore back soothed from domestic labours, looking wistfully at the clouds above stuck in traffic.

    did you see the link Citroen DS5 - Album on Imgur with the photos?
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    she's a very comfortable drive. I'm becoming an old bastard now and I wanted a car that wasn't 80-% handling 20% comfort more like 80% comfort 20% looks.

    Doesn't feel particularly sporty despite the torque and kilowatts. It will make cars look small in rear view mirror if pushed and I find myself using the speed limiter a lot.

    Handling wise it handles fine and the suspension is fine (enough damping, no body roll) but it doesn't make me want to hit apexes and push the traction like the renault megane did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyracer View Post
    The Jesus bar for the back seat passengers does not look like it would be up to the task.
    that was pretty funny

    clothes hanger for hanging suit jacket is an essential accessory. Your jacket won't stay on the back of the seat due to the wacky shape of the headrest and you can lie it down on the back seat, but what happens if you need to pick up passengers
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    So, what is unique about the ride? You have described all the toys that can be used whilst the car is parked.

    John

    Ok here's one unique thing.

    I was looking at the analog clock and going f&^k how do I adjust this, there is no knob!
    I set the time in the sat nav using the GPS and the analog clock TWITCHED!

    IT HAS A FREAKING SATELLITE ADJUSTED ANALOG CLOCK!

    Those wacky citroen engineers just like to surprise people with design flourishes.

    I bet there is an easter egg of some sort in the car hidden somewhere! Press some key combinations and it plays La Marseillaise
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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    it's a car Jim but not as we know Citroens!

    It still has the swivelly headlights like the original citroen DS

    They are just xenon with daytime LEDs.
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    The big test is the back seat. Adjust the front seat so you are comfortable behind the wheel. Then take my 192cm frame and try and sit in the back. I can't even get in!!. Try same on a DS, or CX and I can fit perfectly well front or back. This was at the All French Car Day a month ago when Sime Darby had some new Pugs and their twin 'Citroens' on display.

    Do I have to wait for the DS6 or DS7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    The big test is the back seat. Adjust the front seat so you are comfortable behind the wheel. Then take my 192cm frame and try and sit in the back. I can't even get in!!. Try same on a DS, or CX and I can fit perfectly well front or back. This was at the All French Car Day a month ago when Sime Darby had some new Pugs and their twin 'Citroens' on display.

    Do I have to wait for the DS6 or DS7
    I'd strongly suggest a nice Citroen DS"1" .... the original version of the DS You could probably call me "slightly" biased though
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    I'd strongly suggest a nice Citroen DS"1" .... the original version of the DS You could probably call me "slightly" biased though
    Not biased, nostalgic maybe. But if you can't actually fit in the current top line car, what is the point.
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    Hi Greg C, if you are a simple person, just don't buy one and stick with what you have and enjoy, in your next life you will be able to float on a white cloud.

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    Re leg room, the DS5 isn't comparable with the DS. To start with the old DS has 400mm more in the wheelbase.

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    I would own one of these in a heartbeat..... i luv them !! However the cost is woeful [>$60k ] for a 1.6 turbo engined car [same motor as c4 etc ]....then there is the rear seat access.....baaaddd !
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhackling View Post
    It still has the swivelly headlights like the original citroen DS

    They are just xenon with daytime LEDs.
    Except the original DS did not have swivelling lights. It was only the third nose that had swivelling lights.
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    Go easy anoraks! I think it's quite refreshing to see a thread on the new series of Citroens, no matter what some of us may think...

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    Great to see the new interpretation. The seats and interior styling are amazing. What's going on overhead? Switches? Glass? I'd still like to see a bit more power, but that's just me.


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    I reckon there are two issues here.

    1. Is the DS3 worth a cracker? Possibly when nicely depreciated as the right secondhand buy. Better than our Peugeot 306? Marginally for sure, in safety and gimmics, and newer of course.
    2. Is the DS3 relevant for comparison with hydraulic Citroens? Of course not. Wrong question.

    The other issue is why buy a DS3 instead of an entry level BMW, or a new Peugeot 308 (and I have driven one) or a new 508 (and I have been driven in one)? Dunno. Personally, I like the fact that the DS3 is striking, but it is just another small car. If you want serious French without hydraulics, I reckon our Scenic is a brilliant car, and, reflecting Greg C's comment, everyone fits comfortably in it and can easily get in and out of it. Personally, the DS3 doesn't do it for me. But then I'm all too well aware that it isn't aimed at me in the first place.

    For those who want a "different" take on a small modern car, the DS3 looks pretty good.

    That's my two bob's worth.

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    Umm, John.... The DS5 is a bigger and rarer beast than the DS3.

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    That is a fair comment and I take your point. I think much of my logic applies still though. Perhaps substitute 406 for 306? Probably my comment about fitting into the DS5 doesn't apply fairly though, I'd certainly concede.

    I was quite impressed by the 508 I rode in the other day in Perth. In Peru, the 508 I rode in was terrible, rode like a cart.

    I just think there is little point in comparing the modern DS range with hydropneumatic cars. Different car, different times.

    So, for those who want a different "take" on a medium-sized modern car, the DS5 looks pretty good. I'd still go good secondhand though.
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    Default Showing off the new Citroen DS5 - a fairly unique ride

    unfortunately Citroen is damed if it does and damed if it doesn't. one has to reflect, that if you are a corporation that is now competing in a global market then where do you want to sit. how will your product fair against the rest. the days of resting on past performances are gone. yes we all like the nostalgic view as we mature like a grange, however in a time where "time" itself is so scarce the mass consuming public will not tolerate idiosyncrasies, especially in a modern car.

    consider "TESLA" smartest road going technology on the planet for a mass market. they are struggling. this is a company that has revolutionised that way we consume energy - totally. road, home and commercial!

    the fact that citroen are trying so hard to reinvent themselves and still be relevant is a huge task. just consider all the products on the market at present. the choice is immense.
    China has not even begun to flex its motoring muscles as yet, do we really believe that the French, Germans, Italians and even the Brits really want to go as JV partners with the Chinese and the Indians. these heritage proud companies very existence depend on these markets and the share they can grab to remain viable. so if a DS5 or a Cactus can penetrate and lift above the mundane and fly the double chevrons then why debate about hydraulic suspension etc. its all hypothetical.
    i believe that Citroens in my eyes will always try to be different and that is where there strength is, however springs may be the new norm.
    are we going to protest in the streets also that rides like Ferrari and Lamborghini will no longer have the gated manual box. ditching nostalgia for progress, market share and commercial viability ?

    having owned old school Ami 8 to GS's and DS's and now a C4 i had to express my humble views, this forum is such a good soap box.

    OK so i will be ready for the critics.

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    Actually, I think we are saying much the same thing.

    Except it isn't Citroen, it is PSA needing some brand distinguishing.

    Apart from needs changing (i.e. my old argument about comfort in traffic jams and bursts of speed on smooth roads), can anyone IMAGINE what it would cost to build a new CX? Out of the question, I'd say.

    Tesla of course offers one very expensive product, but I smell the future......
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