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    Default Ds5 - common problems?

    How is the autobox in these cars [i am always wary of PSA autos ]......and the motor ? Any good.?

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    Which is the better....the petrol or diesel?
    Any owners out there had a problem with their?

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    The 2.0 diesel and 6 speed transmission is the same as late model C5s and Peugeot 508s. The PSA engine has no obvious problems, and the transmission is reliable. This is made by Aisin Seiki in Japan and programmed for several makes.

    There are 1.6 THP petrols, which use the engine seen in the hot versions of the Peugeot 308. This had a shaky start, reliability wise years ago, but has been extensively redesigned and revised. They have been seen in some C5s and 508s too.

    My pick is the diesel. The 340 Nm torque makes the cars delightful cruisers with great passing and hill performance. The particle filter needs a regular country or motorway run to regenerate.

    Inchcape has stopped importing them, and some unsold well priced cars are to be found.
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    The DS5 is a really outstanding car - a truly French avant garde design. Flaminio Bertoni would have loved it.

    After comprehensively researching and test driving the car, I am the very happy owner of a late 2015 DS5 BlueHDi D Sport 60th Anniversary Limited Edition, in which we have covered just over 24,000km of thoroughly enjoyable, trouble-free, and comfortable motoring, both around town and on long journeys with the family - often with driver, four passengers and luggage.

    After owning my C5 X7 for 6 years, I replaced it with the DS5, also purchased new from the excellent team at Continental Cars.

    The DS5 aircraft-inspired cockpit is an extremely pleasant place to be, with its HUD integrated with the satnav system, and the spectacular watchstrap leather upholstery.

    The overall build quality is first class, and the six year unlimited km warranty, with capped price servicing is a real plus.

    The performance, handling, ride, economy and safety features are excellent.

    The DS5 exterior and interior styling is indeed unique; it looks like nothing else on the road, being derived from the CitroŽn C-Sport Lounge concept car first shown at the Frankfurt Motor show in 2005.

    While not cheap, when you consider all the standard features of the DS5, many of which are expensive cost-plus options on other competing makes, the DS5 is not overpriced in terms of what you get for your money.

    I have had plenty of Citroen experience upon which to base my judgement of the DS5.

    I began my Citroen ownership with an Ami 6, then three ID19s, a DS23 (auto), four GSs, two XMs (series One and Two), C4 VTS (current) and a C5 X7 HDi Comfort. I did all my own servicing and maintenance up to the XMs.

    These cars were products of their time, and need to be seen and judged in that context - and not through legacy thinking, combined with rose-tinted glasses.

    Of all the Citroens I have owned, both here and in the UK, the DS5 is by far the best of the lot (followed by our sporty C4 VTS)

    There are still a few low km DS5s available. If you can find one, take it for an extended drive, and see what you think of the car.

    The various reviews of the DS5 on the Net tend to be polarised, often reflecting the ill-informed prejudices of the tester rather than providing an objective assessment of the car. Some reviews, however, are quite good.

    Ignore the opinions of others, thoroughly test the DS5 yourself, and make up your own mind.

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    Just a car. Any connection with the CitroŽns we used to know and love begins and ends with the marketeers use of the logo. It is a styling exercise on a Peugeot platform, in an effort to get a better profit margin. The DS brand however is limping in the PSA marketing strategy, even in China.
    Personally I would settle for a 3008 and not worry about the badge.
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    But it's probably cheaper now than a 3008, and certainly cheaper per fruit.
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    In Australia perhaps as they sell down stock and walk away from the DS marque.
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    and here is how they did in August in their home market by model. Not a single DS in the top 25
    1 Renault Clio : 5 332 (+31%)
    2 Peugeot 208 : 4 371 (-17%)
    3 Dacia Sandero : 4 272 (+18%)
    4 CitroŽn C3 : 3 940 (+59%)
    5 Peugeot 308 : 3 543 (-3%)
    6 Peugeot 3008 : 3 513 (+151%)
    7 Peugeot 2008 : 2 898 (-7%)
    8 Renault Mťgane : 2 615 (+11%)
    9 VW Polo : 2 559 (+33%)
    10 Renault Captur : 2 546 (-13%)
    11 Dacia Duster : 2 141 (+23%)
    12 Toyota Yaris : 2 078 (+26%)
    13 Nissan Qashqai : 2 042 (+71%)
    14 CitroŽn Picasso : 1 914 (+9%)
    15 Renault Twingo : 1 776 (+5%)
    16 Renault Scťnic : 1 751 (-1%)
    17 VW Golf : 1 673 (+8%)
    18 Peugeot 5008 : 1 612 (+222%)
    19 Renault Kadjar : 1 359 (-10%)
    20 Mini : 1 138 (+39%)
    21 Fiat 500 : 1 060 (+38%)
    22 Opel Corsa : 1 028 (+48%)
    23 CitroŽn C4 : 968 (-8%)
    24 Peugeot 108 : 961 (+31%)
    25 VW Tiguan : 937 (-9%)

    *Immatriculations de voitures neuves.

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    No body has mentioned the woeful resale....your thoughts.
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    Depreciation is what has made them cheap to buy now. It only matters if you intend to sell on soon (or get wiped out when insured low). If like mine your cars end up years later at the wreckers it doesn't matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jr20516v View Post
    No body has mentioned the woeful resale....your thoughts.
    I'm looking at one this weekend to replace spouse's c4
    $18.5k for a low-km 2013 looks good, but I'll need to try it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    Just a car. Any connection with the CitroŽns we used to know and love begins and ends with the marketeers use of the logo. It is a styling exercise on a Peugeot platform, in an effort to get a better profit margin. The DS brand however is limping in the PSA marketing strategy, even in China.
    Personally I would settle for a 3008 and not worry about the badge.
    Shame on PSA trying to make money

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