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    Yesterday we received a letter from Sime-Darby announcing the end of the C5 production. They offered existing owners the opportunity to purchase one of the last shipment of cars destined for Aust. There will be 60 cars in the final delivery. No details on what the price may be though.

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    I've seen that note. The last of the best cars in the Sime Darby collection, and only 60. To me it says a lot about Sime Darby - all negative.

    Talking of SD, they have also brought in a new low spec 208 manual, but won't release it to dealer display or test drive. They do trumpet the price, to sound competitive.

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    I admire anyone who decides to stop making rubbish
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    The only thing this car has in common wth yours is the name. It's a completely different beast, and Citroen got this one right.

    It's this-
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    I must say I'm still very much enjoying my X7.
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    If it was'nt for the unlit ignition switch and its untidiness with speed bumps ours passes muster annoying that the intermediate height drops out over 40kph not good on lumpy gravel roads
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    I'm with Sherman all the way. But then I'm somewhat biased. Hell it was the worst car I've ever owned.

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    Well start another thread, because this one is about the X7. Your car ceased production years ago.

    There are few X7 complainers, some with very high mileage cars.

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    Love my X7 too and 2007 C5 2.2 L DTT for that matter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman View Post
    I admire anyone who decides to stop making rubbish
    Hey Sherman, they can't all be rubbish. Mine is FANTASTIC, IMHO...ha ha. cheers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    The only thing this car has in common wth yours is the name. It's a completely different beast, and Citroen got this one right.

    It's this-
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    hey Seasink....I'd have one, no worries. I might even get one one day. For now, my series 1 , 2004 C5 v6 is going great. No need or desire to trade up yet.
    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanadoo View Post
    I'm with Sherman all the way. But then I'm somewhat biased. Hell it was the worst car I've ever owned.
    Hey Tony, a shame you chose the wrong one. The different models are diametrically opposite each other in the reliability department. I would never buy a 4 cylinder C5, Diesel or Petrol.
    The latest series look amazing.
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    They are a good car..... all diesels, and mostly 4 cylinders for you to choose from. It won't be long and some very good buys will be quite affordable.

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    Our 2011 C5 has been fine. Yesterday we drove 400+kms with the cruise control set at 103kph and the fuel use was shown as 5.1l/100km.

    If we had the money I'd seriously consider replacing our current C5 (@ 95,000km) with the final model. Went to the only Citroen dealer left in WA to find they only list Berlingo, C4 and C4 Cactus - no mention of the C5 - not even in the 2015 plate disposal sales :-(

    Says a lot about their commitment to the marque!
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    Have had a telephone call from the dealer. Only two cars allocated to WA. Both silver with silver upholstery. One sedan and one wagon. Prices $69,990 and $71,990 - far too rich for my budget!

    "They will be numbered individually" - as if that excuses the high price!
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    Interesting.

    Seventy thousand dollars works out to about $20.00 a day, seven days a week, just to have it, excluding registration , insurance and running costs, if you plan to have it for ten years.
    I think it's more expensive than it sounds. $140.00 a week just to sit in your driveway.

    I'll wait for the depreciation to do it's work.

    Cheers...

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    Doesn't sound right? I was told here in Adelaide it will be $49,990 drive away. The 2.2 is more expensive $59,000 I think.
    I'm on my second C5 X7 series and I reckon they are pretty darn good!!
    In fact nearly as good as my best ever car ....Renault 16TS
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    That ends my interest in Citroens as new cars.
    Tesla sounds promising...
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    There are plenty of MY15 and even some MY14 C5s listed on carsales so room to negotiate a far better price. If that price is correct it would be hard to justify around $30,000 over the cost of my 2011 C5 - limited edition or not.
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    I too thought so when one turned up in our car park at work some time ago and I checked up on the price.

    Way out / off our league I'm afraid.

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    That ends my interest in Citroens as new cars.
    Tesla sounds promising...

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    Any thoughts on the direction Citroen will take to replace the hydro/pneumatics on the X7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    And I hope!
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    Rumour has it that they are thinking of something like this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ0ljaqeZ1g
    I still wonder....

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    It's interesting that they say that whatever it is it will be rolled out across the entire range. Time will tell.
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