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    Can anybody offer some views and experiences on the C6?

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    I think Balki had one for a while.

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    They seem to polarise views. I haven't owned one, but did a bit of asking around.

    They are praised for size and comfort, and the more "DS" like character in terms of ride.

    Some parts are...rare... and hard to source.

    You need to allow an annual budget for preventative servicing, etc.

    Some think they will increase in value due to rarity and desirability.

    Others think that the parts situation and small number of cars will limit future ownership values (so the reverse of the above).

    I'm interested to hear your views too .....
    but I gather they are a rewarding car to pilot if you disregard the other "issues."
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    Quote Originally Posted by garyk View Post
    They seem to polarise views. I haven't owned one, but did a bit of asking around.

    They are praised for size and comfort, and the more "DS" like character in terms of ride.

    Some parts are...rare... and hard to source.

    You need to allow an annual budget for preventative servicing, etc.

    Some think they will increase in value due to rarity and desirability.

    Others think that the parts situation and small number of cars will limit future ownership values (so the reverse of the above).

    I'm interested to hear your views too .....
    but I gather they are a rewarding car to pilot if you disregard the other "issues."
    I had a brief chance to pilot one and was suitably impressed.
    One would not buy it on the grounds of future value frankly.
    I just love the impressive design.
    As for parts availability, the majority are generic Citroen parts and theothers would
    be sourced from UK or British suppliers.
    It's engineering is superb and definitely brings back the DS ride feeling
    with modern updates.
    I was impressed with the build quality.
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    I think it is more body parts + bits unique to to the C6 that deters people, rather than the mechanicals (which are more across platforms).

    I think if I had the $$ I'd consider one for the experience!
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    Many R4s (incl. fourgonnette), R5LS, R16TS.


    GS 1015, 1220, sedans and wagons.
    CX 2200, 2400.
    ID 1966, 1969, DS21H, DSpecial, DS23 Pallas.
    C5 2002, 2004 petrol and diesel.
    D Special 1974
    Xantia Activa 1998 (look out Gulargambone)
    GS 5 speed sedan (what a tale)
    1986 2CV6
    CX25GTi 1985 auto
    CX2500 IE Pallas 1985 auto
    DS23EFI 1975 Pallas

    And now:

    C5 2.2 HDI 2005 wagon
    DS23 1973 Pallas

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyk View Post
    I think it is more body parts + bits unique to to the C6 that deters people, rather than the mechanicals (which are more across platforms).

    I think if I had the $$ I'd consider one for the experience!
    Most certainly!
    I don't think I would let a few panels deter me from ownership....not here
    in Tassie at least....bit more space.
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    From what I've seen, I'd be more worried about the plastic fantastic element of the engine bay, i.e. cooling pipes etc than anything. I've no doubt they're a lovely thing to own and drive and mostly they work. But like all moderns, if they stop it's not a ball of fun, and they are nearly orphans.

    Very much for the enthusiast with a good tame workshop on tap in my view - and if the mood takes you, why not.....
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    If you could find a petrol one that would be the way to go to many V6 diesel issues and steer clear of sat nav units

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    From what I've seen, I'd be more worried about the plastic fantastic element of the engine bay, i.e. cooling pipes etc than anything. I've no doubt they're a lovely thing to own and drive and mostly they work. But like all moderns, if they stop it's not a ball of fun, and they are nearly orphans.

    Very much for the enthusiast with a good tame workshop on tap in my view - and if the mood takes you, why not.....
    As with everything there is always a work around and I think it depends how it was used and always stored in a garage.
    It will definitely be one for the collectors in the future and most certainly a petrol version!
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    What parts are rare on the C6, given that mechanically I would imagine for much of the car to share parts with the C5...?

    I have always lusted after one, but they are a bit out of my price range at the moment...
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    Quote Originally Posted by STALLED View Post
    What parts are rare on the C6, given that mechanically I would imagine for much of the car to share parts with the C5...?

    I have always lusted after one, but they are a bit out of my price range at the moment...
    I would imagine practically all th mechanical would be shared being either a petrol or diesel V6 and auto box....
    the manual was dropped early on.
    The interior of course and many body panels if not the entire body structure is unique including all the glass work.
    I would hate anything to happen tot he rear window glass with it's double inverse curvature.
    As for the suspension, I would think it's straight from a C5 fine tuned with associated electronics.
    To my eye, still a very desirable and unique mode of transport
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    Mechanical parts I imagine should be shared across PSA. My parents have a friend that owns one ......................... He was cursing about the 6hours it took to change the things starter motor. They couldn't even find it (to give it a whack with a hammer) to try and get home ..........

    Sounds like the XM engineers built it.

    I'd love to get one for the Boss Women ............................... The only thing stopping me is the need to win tattslotto first

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    Obviously your parents tool kit was missing the obligatory rusty shifter and bent screwdriver
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    Quote Originally Posted by tazfrog View Post
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    As for the suspension, I would think it's straight from a C5 fine tuned with associated electronics.
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    No. Parts are certainly shared, but the C6 has different struts with electronically controlled damping. It's unique in this respect.
    There are any other items that are C6 only, but also plenty from the parts bin.
    You just want to avoid buying some 'random' C6 or you may pay for it. Find one with the common issues dealt with and not left for the next owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    No. Parts are certainly shared, but the C6 has different struts with electronically controlled damping. It's unique in this respect.
    There are any other items that are C6 only, but also plenty from the parts bin.
    You just want to avoid buying some 'random' C6 or you may pay for it. Find one with the common issues dealt with and not left for the next owner.

    Heheeee....I wouldn't buy anything from random....he's a bit of a dodgy character
    As for finding one full stop is the big problem....I certainly wouldn't entertain a diesel!
    Looking at the ads, there is only one for sale in Oz and that's an oiler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tazfrog View Post
    ... I certainly wouldn't entertain a diesel! ...
    Then you probably won't be buying a C6. There were certainly 3 in Sydney and possibly another, petrol V6 C6s sold in Australia. Two were the original show cars, another built mid-run and there may have been another sold later when the 2.7HDi was replaced by the 3.0HDi. I think that's it here. I know one went to NZ some years ago, another is owned in Sydney and unlikely to be for sale and the other(s) probably in Melbourne. So, there's very little to choose from if you don't want the HDi.

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    The biggest issue I see is that of support. In Europe you'd have a network of knowledgeable dealers and indepedants. Here you could be on your own. The electronics, and on board computers albeit largely German sourced can go wrong and if you cant sort out otherwise simple problems cost effectively, the vehicle can be written off. I speak from entry level experience with a c2 that has gone awol computer wise. It's future on a knifes edge. Yes with a c6 you can have relatively deeper pockets but the principle remains the same. I gave up on my c2 giving it over to a go to guy. He may or may not solve the problem. I express my opinion that any PSA product with an errant issue may be potentially unfixable in this country.
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    When I was still a Citroen Dealer a friend of mine bought one brand new direct from Ateco for less then the dealer nett price.
    Over the years I have had many drive of the car and as others have described the feel and ride are excellent and very DS like.
    He has had over 200,000 km of trouble free driving before trading it on another lower km C6.
    His next door neighbor then traded his C5 to buy the high Km C .
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