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    Default Looking to upgrade to C5

    Brains trust advice please on C5 model for reliability and maintenance
    I'm looking at the last model into OZ

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    Keep your eyes open. Carsales, Gumtree etc.

    Get a 4 pot diesel and if you wish to go full whack look for hydraulic suspension. Give aways are grey spheres visible at the top of the strut towers, no manual park brake lever as hydraulics have electric park brake.

    They are out there and for some very good prices with low distances.
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    Hi Don
    I agree with UFO - 4 cycl diesel and hydraulics are a great combination.
    My C5 (an 09 so 10 yrs old now) has done 160k with no issues. Standard service (remember MUST use low SAPS oil) runs $220, other than that just usual maintenance.
    Amazing economy on a run and my only concern is to make sure she gets a motorway run once a month to give the DPF a chance to clean itself. This latter point is causing Toyota a bit of grief at present; an indication of people buying the 2.8 diesel HiLux as a shopping trolley I guess.
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    Hi Don,
    I have C5 x7 2009 model HDI for sale in car sales for $10500 negotiable. I'm selling it as I am now retired and only need 1 car. The other car is a late model Triton also for sale which I need to tow the boat. So I'll be looking for an SUV.
    All the details are in the ad. It is a 2 lt ,6 spd and 11 months rego. Timing belt done.
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    Hi is this still available
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    Quote Originally Posted by don View Post
    Brains trust advice please on C5 model for reliability and maintenance
    I'm looking at the last model into OZ

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    For anyone considering a Citroen C5, I would advise looking at the real-life owner reviews on https://www.productreview.com.au/lis...mk-2-2008-2017

    They also include the earlier pre-X7 model.

    These reviews were probably the deciding factor for me to buy my first C5 in April this year, and I am very, very happy with the decision, even though I was changing from a perfect Skoda Superb diesel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackpos View Post
    For anyone considering a Citroen C5, I would advise looking at the real-life owner reviews on https://www.productreview.com.au/lis...mk-2-2008-2017

    They also include the earlier pre-X7 model.

    These reviews were probably the deciding factor for me to buy my first C5 in April this year, and I am very, very happy with the decision, even though I was changing from a perfect Skoda Superb diesel.
    Yes I looked at the reviews before buying my C5 last December (2010 2.0 HDi Comfort sedan). This is the best French car I have owned for reliability and overall performance. It had 167,000km on it when I bought it and I've done only about 5000km since, but it's a really good car. Nothing has gone wrong. Nothing. A real surprise because I thought I would have to be on the spanners fixing something on it by now. It doesn't even have a great service history, but I get the feeling it has been well-used but not abused by the previous 2 owners. I don't expect it'll remain trouble-free forever (a slightly rough 2-3 gearshift when the car is cold occasionally from when I bought it makes me think the valve body's time will soon be up) but so far so good. I love French cars but I will also admit there have been some truly ordinary ones made. The C5 X7 is certainly not one of them.

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