Niels, do you work for PSA? Just jesting, thank for confirming our decision.John, I have a 508GT wagon which replaced a C5 Wagon a year ago from Continental in Roselands. I've done 40,000km and covered a range of roads including many trips from the NSW South Coast to the Snowies on a mix of back roads, including dirt. My C5 ate up these trips swiftly and smoothly. I was a little worried the 508 wouldn't offer the same experience but I was so wrong! It's fantastic. Smooth, quiet and really comfortable and when you want to push on it really delivers. No issues with mine - just replaced front tyres (Michelin Pilot Sport 4's) and have a battery due on warranty as the one in it doesn't like the stop start function which I don't care for anyway. Interestingly on the open road it's using same level of fuel my diesel C5 did (mind you 98RON is more expensive than diesel). I loved my C5 and still turn around to look at one as the design is just so well resolved but the 508GT is a whole other league. It's really a spectacular looking car and gets comments from folk wherever it goes. Once you get used to ducking your head to get in (it's very very low...) you'll never look back...actually it's best not to look back because, as another writer said here.....you can't see much!!
I reckon that the 508 GTi could have easily came out of the Rennes plant that make both Citroën and Peugeot with Citroën badges. (It is French and genuinely "Made in France" unlike some / many German cars where you think you are buying German but don't really know).
We'll certainly miss the most underated Citroën but I'm sure that we'll quickly adapt to the 508.
As for getting used to getting into it, not an issue, the Audi A4 Quattro 1.8T 6S manual has standard lower sports suspension. This Audi also has the stiffer suspension (because of the "sports") so the difference between driving the Audi and C5 that I've been experiencing (chalk and cheese) will not be there.
According to the current brochure, the 508 GTi Sedan and Wagon both come with 19" wheels. The demostration car had 18"wheels; it is last years model. So, we'll put up with the 19" wheels and see how we go.