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CITROEN C5 PETROL AUTOMATIC

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Serdjoo, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Serdjoo

    Associate

    Joined: Feb 9, 2019

    Posts: 2

    Hello everyone
    I am looking to buy CITROEN C5 PETROL AUTOMATIC with hydractive/hydraulic suspension max10 years old.
    I've decided to write here because I didn't find it for last 14 months in UK.
    Thank you for your help everybody!
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019
  2. JRS

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 6, 2004

    Posts: 13,442

    Location: Burton-on-Trent

    Here's one - 2005 3.0 V6 w/ auto 'box. Here's another - 2006 2.0 auto. And that's it for Auto Trader, just those two first gens. Pistonheads doesn't have any petrol ones as far as I can tell. eBay Motors is also short on petrol examples.

    The problems are a) the car didn't sell incredibly well in the UK (they sold all of around 17,000 of the second gen ones here for example), b) the ones they did sell were mostly diesels and c) the second generation ones made the hydropneumatic suspension optional so a bunch of the (already minimal) cars around don't have it.
     
  3. Kaeo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 7, 2011

    Posts: 1,307

    Location: Edinburgh

    Isn't this the same old hydraulic suspension the bx had back in the 80s that was terrible? :p with the spheres of fluid?
     
  4. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,539

    The same hydraulic suspension that the bx had that was brilliant you mean? :p
     
  5. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 11, 2005

    Posts: 29,210

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    For the 1000 things the French do wrong they manage to do something right, the suspension system introduced in the DS was one of them.
     
  6. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,539

    So good that Bentley stole the system! :) I hate french cars, but that suspension system was amazing.
     
  7. Serdjoo

    Associate

    Joined: Feb 9, 2019

    Posts: 2

    I've got registration in 20 websites but I hope here I could meet the owner who will sell straight to me.
    About the car and suspension I love. It has saved my life and the car was all right after I've jumped over the curb bridge on the road. The speed was approximately 100 M/h
     
  8. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 8,515

    Yea, sure it was
     
  9. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 34,664

    Location: Staffordshire

    I dunno, I could believe a Citroen survived an impact at 100meters per hour.
     
  10. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 11, 2005

    Posts: 29,210

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Depends if it involved power steering failure or not :p
     
  11. JRS

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 6, 2004

    Posts: 13,442

    Location: Burton-on-Trent

    And immediately set about botching it, adding miles of extra Goes Nowhere Does Nothing™ pipework, fitting pumps that don't really pump and using the suspension spheres and struts for self-levelling only rather than the full ride quality and height control that Citroen had ;)
     
  12. Kaeo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 7, 2011

    Posts: 1,307

    Location: Edinburgh

    Brilliant when it worked. :p
     
  13. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 12, 2005

    Posts: 17,553

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    That suspension always made me feel sick. My ex's father had a DS and her step father had a BX and after the first couple of trips in each I used to politely decline when they offered me a lift home and walked instead. Hated the damn things.
     
  14. JRS

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 6, 2004

    Posts: 13,442

    Location: Burton-on-Trent

    Funny, isn't it. A DS was the first car my mum ever rode in that didn't make her car sick. I do have to wonder sometimes if people hate on the hydropneumatic suspension design because they've only ever experienced it when it was half-broken thanks to poor/no maintenance.
     
  15. vanpeebles

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 22, 2004

    Posts: 5,392

    Location: County Durham

    Better off with a Sinclair C5!
     
  16. ver01@

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 7, 2017

    Posts: 369

    These are becoming rare and remaining owners are probably enthusiasts who will never sell.