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    Guys and Gals I am throwing the idea of a Novated Lease in the air. I have several cars on my short list, (unfortunately funds are not sufficient or even close to buy a V10 Touareg(drooool)) but high on the list is the 406Hdi and the C5 Hdi, looking for something up to two yrs old. Now for the question, without starting a Citroen V Pug war what are the various merits and demerits of each vehicle.

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    C5 is built on the new common platform that the yet to be released 407 is being built on - mind you on the same production line would you believe!!

    You can get a C5 now - it will be a long wait for a 407.

    406 is on old platform.

    C5 is hatch and has beautiful Citroen ride and handling.

    406 is available in manual with diesel - C5 is not.

    406 seemingly has higher retained value.

    C5 is also available as Wagon (would have one in a flash)
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    If you're interested, Damon Beck has a beaut, very clean 100 000km 406HDi manual in his lot (just arrived) for ~$28 000. First registered late 2001, at Coles Peugeot in Lismore.

    I sat in it today - still SMELLS like new and not a mark anywhere. Very spacious Let me know if you want photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeKa
    If you're interested, Damon Beck has a beaut, very clean 100 000km 406HDi manual in his lot (just arrived) for ~$28 000. First registered late 2001, at Coles Peugeot in Lismore.

    I sat in it today - still SMELLS like new and not a mark anywhere. Very spacious Let me know if you want photos.

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    Yes please, other info too like leather? etc. Though it is getting old for a lease car must be no more than 5 yrs old at end of lease term so only a 2 year lease on that one.
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    I think in the end it will come down to personal preference or just what is available. The C5 apparently has 2kw and 5nm more than the 406. The C5 Estate is HUGE. They look fantastic in black with those chrome roof rails

    The 406 of course is available with a manual in both estate and sedan, so that might be an important thing for you.

    Given that hyrdaulic Citroens have terrible resale values in this country (you can buy a Xantia with 70,000km for $11k at a dealer!), you will probably be able to get a newer car.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you buy. It is a pity Renault don't sell their 1.9 DCi engine out here. Is meant to be fantastic, even in the Laguna.
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    I think damon beck even has a great white looking xantia wagon on the lot....for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruiserman
    Yes please, other info too like leather? etc. Though it is getting old for a lease car must be no more than 5 yrs old at end of lease term so only a 2 year lease on that one.
    Why aren't you looking for a HDi turbo deisel 'Cruiser' crusierman ... Personally I think they should be sold with the 'Ultimate' bolted to there towbar, but anyway ....

    I'd probably go for the C5 for no reason other than they are the more modern design, have self leveling suspension. Unfortunatly they look quite bland, but hey the Pug is no better I'd have a C5 HDi for Ang tomorrow ... if I won tattslotto (which is bloody hard 'cos I've never bought a ticket in my life ).

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    this is something my father has been toying with for quite a while
    he owuld only get a wagon though

    he loves the idea of the suspension in the C5

    he doesn't like that they only come in auto

    he loves the look of the 406 wagon and he also thinks the C5 doesn't have the sweet lines of the 406 wagon

    he also likes that the C5 has a lot of little features that the 406 doesn't have but the 406 has a few that the C5 doesn't have but the C5 features outnumber the 406 features

    when it all comes down to it his personal preference was the 406 for looks and manual which outwieghed the looks of the C5 plus it only came in auto

    he would have a manual C5 wagon if they looked a little better or 406 wagon with self levelling suspension

    i'll stick to wanting to play with a CX and still having pugs

    the only 406 i would have would be an SV manual (love petrol cars)
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsydney
    I think damon beck even has a great white looking xantia wagon on the lot....for sale.
    Hmmn C5 or 406 dont recall mentioning a xantia at all. It does not fit within the lease arrangements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    Why aren't you looking for a HDi turbo deisel 'Cruiser' crusierman ... Personally I think they should be sold with the 'Ultimate' bolted to there towbar, but anyway ....


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    Quote Originally Posted by DeKa
    Neil... here's the photos.
    Damon got a C5 HDi with leather in this morning. It's $42990, with 2800km or so on the clock (Citroen company car). It's 0104 Compliance and 0104 Registered



    Photos are uploading now (will take 45 mins to complete) so if they don't work, come back in a little while. The DSCN0258 photo was dodgy, it's not missing.
    Derek
    Thanks for that Deka they look like they are both well looked after vehicles, (albeit the Cit for not very long) and both would be fine for the lease arrangements. I have to check out the details and see how the finances work in my favour.
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    No worries Cruiserman - glad I could help!

    The *tiny* scratch on the rear left 406 wheel was the only mark I could find on either of the cars. I'd be happy to buy either of them myself if I had the money or the requirements for one.

    You know the contact details? Gladesville Prestige Cars anyway.

    If you're after a cheaper/smaller diesel, there's a 306 sedan there too. I think it was $19 000... I should have looked more closely.

    Derek.

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