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    Email from Citroen today:

    See CITROňN Australia - New Cars, Servicing and Parts

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    Citroen now offering a 7 year warranty.

    Rolfe advertising Citroen (and Peugeot) in Canberra every week since they took on the dealership - a few months ago.

    All a good sign for the future (I hope). At least it's a start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobL View Post
    Email from Citroen today:

    See CITROňN Australia - New Cars, Servicing and Parts

    Citroen now offering a 7 year warranty.

    Rolfe advertising Citroen (and Peugeot) in Canberra every week since they took on the dealership - a few months ago.

    All a good sign for the future (I hope). At least it's a start.

    RobL
    Rob that offer appears to be only for 2017 plate passenger cars and only until the end of March, 2018 vehicles have a 5 year warranty / 5 year roadside assist *with conditions. . .

    *At participating dealers only. Offers valid on 2017 plate new and demonstrator passenger cars (excluding Berlingo) bought and delivered between March 9 – 31, 2018, or while stocks last. Balance of 7 year / unlimited km warranty from date of first registration and consists of 4 year extended warranty provided by CitroŽn Automobiles Australia in addition to standard 3 year factory warranty. Excludes fleet and government buyers.

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    It's a 2017 plate sale. Presumably the compliance plate year, but the build year could in some cases be 2016. Do note the fine print and very limited period per Greenblood's post above. (SNAP - beat me to it!) I assume the dealers will have to contribute a good chunk of the extension cost from their margin. It's probably better than some Korean 7 year warranties as they tend to have quite a lot of exclusions as the car ages.

    p.s. The 2017 plate offer during March also includes $500 of accessories and stamp duty being paid for. Yard pricing has typically become driveaway, so that benefit could easily get lost in the deal if you are not careful about how the prices are being quoted.


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    Are you absolutely sure of that ?

    It is standard business practice for stock of high cost items to be sold on consignment. Ie the manufacturer bears the cost of the stock until it is sold at a retail level.

    I have no in knowledge of how Inchcape handles stock costs, especially since it is stock previously "owned" and imported by an ex distributor.
    I think you misunderstood what Harrison was saying on the previous page. As I read it, he meant that the factory had sold the cars to a private importer (i.e. Ateco, Sime, Inchcape, whoever) and therefore the factory does not want them back. I think he'd be correct. Once they are built and sold into Australia or wherever, a return to sender is very unlikely and they just have to be sold. If the factory built the cars incorrectly and in a way that meant they could not comply for registration, that may be a different matter and they might need to ship them elsewhere to dispose of them.

    When Sime took over from Ateco, there were quite a few DS3s that Ateco owned and were not transferred to Sime. Ateco then dribbled them out as used cars with the balance of the factory warranty for many months. At the same time you could go to a dealer and pay more to buy a DS3 sold by Sime via the dealers as a new car. This is not what happened when Sime transferred Peugeot and Citroen to Inchcape as far as I know. All the stock rolled over to Inchcape and they then set about clearing the older ones with some quite deep discounting and promotions for both new and demo cars, especially with some Pugs. Sime had publicly admitted to having misjudged the ordering at one point and that left them with an overhang of old stock. Mostly 308s from memory.

    Generally, cars in a dealership are on floorplan finance. It's not necessarily provided by the manufacturer and there will be incentives for shifting older cars via the structure. Some dealers with cash will buy their stock outright, but floorplan finance is essential for most of them to carry stock. Some of the Cacti out there will predate Inchcape and some are now owned by former dealers and technically treated as already delivered for warranty purposes.

    There were 70 listings via Carsales a few days ago. End of month or the end of a quarter this month could see increased desire to shift some of the '90 days beige' unsold cars. Often many more than 90 days in stock. The 7 year warranty should help shift a few during March.
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    And just for everyone's amusement, there are now 103 for sale!! I like them in that Baltic Blue!
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    Guys,

    Thanks for your comments.

    I understood that the 7 year warranty only refers to 2017 plated cars, but at least it helps raise the profile of the brand.

    With the backlog of unsold Cacti, and the knowledge of the new model on sale in Europe, the superseded models may need a significant price reduction to move them.

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    I think the 7 year warranty means that IF they sell all the cars, some may end up with a 12 month warranty when they are eventually sold in 6 years time.

    I wonder who the distributor will be then?

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    I drove the older model Cactus in Europe last year, with the push-button auto
    it was ok, but I'm a C5 driver so no comparison - nor does it stack up against spouse's c4
    it's good to see the 6-speed is here, but the model I just checked at random on carsales is priced at $32,990 drive away - no one will buy that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinandfonic View Post
    ...and if you want a diesel the second series will only come out here as a petrol.
    Are the diesels any good? Out of those 68 (now 99) only 2 are diesel. Why is that?

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    Future? You just described the 80's Toyota Crown. The airconditioner was bigger than the engine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by graham66 View Post
    Are the diesels any good? Out of those 68 (now 99) only 2 are diesel. Why is that?
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    The diesels should be a bargain buy then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by graham66 View Post
    Are the diesels any good? Out of those 68 (now 99) only 2 are diesel. Why is that?
    Why? Because they no longer import a diesel version, so the remaining diesels are actually being sold. Unfortunately, it only came with a 6sp EGS (automated manual).
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    So again to be clear, the diesels should be the bargain buy of this lot? Given the apparent economy advantage... and given OZ is not Paris, London, Germany etc.. (Dud gearboxes notwithstanding)

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    Dud? imho, it is the gearbox i'd want.
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    Blah blah blah, EGS crap, blah blah blah.....

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    I'd like it noted that when I said "Unfortunately" it was in relation to there being only one gearbox option (ie. no manual) for the diesel Cactus

    I've no quarrel with the EGS, I think it works quite well on the two models (Cactus and Grand C4 Picasso) that I've driven.

    If you don't drive it like a bogan Aussie auto driver, then it's a perfectly adequate gearbox (if one has to drive a car without a clutch pedal).
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    In function and partly in form, EGS is a modern day version of BVH. Sensodrive functioned in much the same way as BVH, but it was all electromechnical. Did you know EGS has oil, a small pump, an accumulator, a hydraulic release bearing and hydraulic gear selection?

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    Good to know, thanks Simon, noted.

    Now back to my Q in #60, are the diesels any good??

    It seems odd to me there’s only 2 available of those 99... have they all been snapped up/being held on to? Or did they not import many to begin with? They seem the pick of the bunch to me.

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    Can someone tell me about the Cactus EGS - does it have a t-bar?


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    Quote Originally Posted by graham66 View Post
    So again to be clear, the diesels should be the bargain buy of this lot? Given the apparent economy advantage... and given OZ is not Paris, London, Germany etc.. (Dud gearboxes notwithstanding)
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    Well one hipster seems impressed and THAT is an old non progressive hydraulic cushions model. He failed to mention the fixed rear side windows. Lets hope the air con is good.

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    The 2CV also has fixed rear windows and no air-conditioning.

    The front windows don't wind up or down, they just flap. Although it is a duck, the windows don't flap fast enough for flight. The flapping windows are one of the few things that distract other drivers away from their phones as they ponder what sort of animal is that and is it preparing for take-off?

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    Outstanding economy and gearbox a smooth shifter on the highway according to the review which tallies with Craig’s assessment, but only has a spacesaver spare wheel so I’m out.

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