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    Hi all
    Getting time to replace the bosses (wifes) car and a DS5 is on the possibility list.
    Would appreciate any comments from DS5 owners.
    Any comments, especially on the performance of the 1.6 turbo petrol compared to the wonderful 2.0 diesel.

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    Sourcing a new one? Best of luck with that!

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    If you want new/demo 2.0 DS, see:
    Citroen Ebay listings..
    There was another one on Carsales in Adelaide with minimal kms recently.

    If you want used, there are quite a few 1.6 THPs that have the Citroen front end on offer for value money. These were built before they rebranded DS as a separate entity and gave the cars a different frontal appearance. Buy with care and you should find an excellent car, but beware some vendors may try to pass on timing chain issues etc. to the unsuspecting buyer.
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    Thanks for all the info. A little research on the THP "Prince" engine and the 2.0 HDI looks like a much safer route, and what's not to like about 340 Nm @ 2000 rpm.
    Can't afford a new one (and "DS" don't list them for sale new anymore), so probably an earlier Citroen branded one, but i didn't even notice that they had changed the front because there are so few available. The depreciation was pretty step in just a few years which makes them look like pretty good value second hand.

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    In my experience being driven in my uncle’s one, the ride is pretty harsh unfortunately. Amazing styling and interior though. If only they had been available with hydro suspension...

    But they’re excellent value now they’re perceived as being a bit of an orphan...
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    I also thought the design was pretty cool.... but the ride was so hard and un-Citroen like.


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    That 'orphan' tag certainly isn't helping resale values, but is not really true as they are still being built and sold elsewhere and there is no problem with parts and service given they share so much with other PSA vehicles.

    There are a number of 2.0HDi pre-facelift cars around, but many of the earlier ones were the 1.6 THP. The 1.6 is certainly not a bad engine, it just has a few issues that need to be managed sensibly to keep it running properly.

    Be aware that the early cars came with the standard 3 years /100K warranty and then they switched to 6 years / unlimited km early 2014, maybe a bit earlier, so make that something on the checklist on a car by car basis. Some cars may even come with aftermarket extended warranty from someone like Allianz or Eric.

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    thanks again for the comments.
    can't find one here in vic yet to test drive, so we are still waiting.
    was looking for a smooth ride, if i want harsh and a hand-grenade drivetrain there are plenty of german cars to choose from

    will have to keep the warranty in mind as/if we move along, under a 6 year warranty some early cars might still be covered.
    after reading and googling the prince engine, the 2.0 hdi seems the best bet for us, and most driveable.

    its on ongoing surprise, to me at least, that big car companies are designing new engines (and other major mechanical parts) that have "issues" and leaving it for the consumer to sort out.
    Even ever reliable Toyota & Nissan are not immune. Both with 4 cyl diesels that are renown as ticking time bombs, even after more than a decade in production. Let's not even talk about transmissions!
    Cars these days are generally so dam good, yet for the second hand buyer its a minefield to navigate the range of "issues" that plague otherwise nice cars.
    thanks again for the helpful comments.
    will have to drive one first, but will feel disappointed if they have a harsh ride

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    Purchased a 2015 DS5 pre loved low kms diesel recently and love the thing to bits, the ride is still a little harsh on poor surfaces but the car is so worth it. Just don't expect to come back to your car and be able to drive away without a question or two on its heritage every time you park.

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