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    Default C5 ...you know you want one ..

    I have posted up (Cars for Sale section) a really nice HDI 2.2 wagon.
    C'mon, you know you want one. I reckon these are the pick of the C5s.

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    Truly, I'm only selling this one coz I have another one I'm keeping.
    This one is prettier and lower Kms. Sydney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyk View Post
    I have posted up (Cars for Sale section) a really nice HDI 2.2 wagon.
    C'mon, you know you want one. I reckon these are the pick of the C5s.

    Truly, I'm only selling this one coz I have another one I'm keeping.
    This one is prettier and lower Kms. Sydney.

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    Thanks Gary, but for me it has to be a V6...Petrol. I have one, and I'm totally satisfied.. Cheers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyk
    C'mon, you know you want one.
    Absolutely, I don't! I'd rather the new Rictus or whatever it's called; the one with "added pleasure" ribbly bits on the sides for exhilarating carpark frottage.
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    I take it you mean Cactus:-

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    One of the reasons there can be no replies to for sale threads is to avoid the discussion you are now likely to get about your car. Having a for sale section also keeps the ads together and out of the general discussion areas.

    You mean this ad, posted back on Anzac Day as a teaser with pictures of another (later, different spec) random C5 wagon and no detail and now edited to show the actual car for sale with some more details???
    C5 Series 2 HDI 2.2 wagon

    It's evidently a 4 speed version (ZF 4HP20) for anyone expecting the 6 speed. They are quite different cars.
    That means it probably has H3 suspension as opposed to H3+, halogen lamps not HID and one turbo.
    It does have a FAP, so at 205K, I guess you have already refilled the Eolys tank, or is that yet to be done???
    Anyone buying this model C5 and wanting it to continue working for an extended period wants to be sure there is no fuel leaking into the engine harness from the fuel filter socket and also ensure it has the water side of the heat exchanger bypassing the exchanger.

    These are quite pleasant cars to live with and were an improvement on the earlier 2.0HDi, but the plethora of little buttons on the dash was possibly a backwards step from the original design.

    Without wanting to run it down, maybe delete this thread, 'bump' the ad, clean that grubby interior, get rid of the loose seat switch and take more pictures.
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    I just got my V6 C5 back after loaning it to my niece for a few months
    They sure are nice to drive and the fuel economy is good for a 6
    Reliability? Well nothing broke for 6 months which excellent for any modern cit

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    I take it you mean Cactus:-

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    I thought that was Aussie slang you tried to avoid when talking cars!
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    Yeah. A bit like the Chevy Nova.! (Nova means no go in Spanish I believe).
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    There was a British car, low production budget sports thingy, called the "Elva" along similar lines.

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    What was said about Pajero? Was it "Takes one to know one!" ?

    Is that grubby C5 interior cleaned up yet???

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    Ah, Pajero. Now that was another "unfortunate" selection for a car name.....
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    I think it was a choice that reflected their marketing department's "hands on" approach!
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    The interior has been slavishly attended.
    So now the car is worth $12,000.
    I think.
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    Gold star - Double the money after a quick wash and vac! That can work for dealers.

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    Medium length rant follows.

    I have owned and driven many Citroens, (including various C5s). As have my friends and relatives.

    A few months ago, I decided to shelve my prejudice for a few days, and I visited some car yards to deliberately
    check out other cars/marques. Some observations. (I quite like older Golfs for one).

    1. Saw a Jag. Asked if I could test drive it. "No." "It isn't running." Ok then...(portentous?)
    2. Looked at an old Honda some-the-such model. About $6k for a basic, old, rather beaten up bland car.
    Didn't even drive it. So nondescript inside I couldn't even get in.
    3. Drove an Alfa (or was it two?). Fast, twitchy, felt like it "needed stuff" and although fun, no cigar.
    4. Lexus. Old, tired interior, rather pricey. Smelly inside. Boring. Didn't drive it. I think it was brown.
    5. Peugeots: some interesting, some not so interesting, but I didn't drive them. Bit out of the price range.
    6. Mercedes: lovely looking silver with white leather C180 coupe. Very eye catching.
    I drove this one. About $8k. Steering, brakes, balance rather ordinary. Pretty basic ride. Not up to Citroen standard.
    Visibility atrocious due to pillars and RVM. Looked great. Uninspiring otherwise.
    Tried a 200 couple. Nicer ride, faster, sharper, still not exciting. Rotten visibility in traffic. More expensive.
    Tried an E Class sedan. More betterer all round, but also expensive for an older car, with a fair amount of wear and tear.

    Serendipitously, a guy had a nice one-owner Xsara I decided to check out. $2k. More like it.
    Him: "you wouldn't be interested in a C5 HDI wagon that I also have?"
    Sure. Drove it, bought it, a really nice car that offered a bucket load more for a much, much lower price.
    Needed an urgent timing belt and a few minor things.

    For me, no contest.
    Whilst there are a plethora of highly depreciated good cars on the market, you pay dearly for the brand name (Toyota, Honda, Mercedes) whereas the Citroen is a better, cheaper car.

    (No, the Gold one I'm selling wasn't that particular car, but just as nice).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman View Post
    I just got my V6 C5 back after loaning it to my niece for a few months
    They sure are nice to drive and the fuel economy is good for a 6
    Reliability? Well nothing broke for 6 months which excellent for any modern cit
    That's good going Sherman. I wouldn't be lending mine to anyone in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    There was a British car, low production budget sports thingy, called the "Elva" along similar lines.
    I had an uncle who had a Reliant Robin. Anything less reliant I have never found.
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