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Frank Bullitt

Lord Lucan rides in on Shergar whilst racing a Unicorn

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Martin

Very rare, but that's not a good colour combo for the DS5 at all (Imo of course).  You did right letting him buy it so you can get the next one!
Michael

I'm glad these exist but they're not for me.
Frank Bullitt

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Martin

There's a mid grey that suits it and I think the black seats with contrast stitching looks much better than the partial red.
tali

Atrader has 146 Diesels to only 2 petrols -there's even 29 Hybrids. HML shows only 18 compared to... 500 Hybrids.
Frank Bullitt

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Martin

Just had a look and it's Platinum Grey I saw the other day.  The silver strips blend in better than on darker colours. I bet the tan semi aniline leather would go well with it.
Andy C

Michael wrote:
they're not for me.


Me neither . They look odd externally and a mess internally
Giant

I'm a big fan of DS5s, but not the one in the OP. I don't like the fake carbon wheels and the red leather looks wrong and it appears they've chosen the wrong panels to be the contrasting colour, surely the obvious thing would be to contrast the wrist strap panels
Frank Bullitt

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Chris M Wanted a V-10

It does look "interesting", certainly a little unusual. Hope the purchaser colleague of yours enjoys it
PhilD

One of my favourite cars, and I even like the pearly white. Interior has to have the watch/club leather, glass roof (is this standard) and all the FG. Can picture myself bombing down the autoroute with the family on the way to the south of France.

Is the petrol any good then?
gooner

Not keen on the red leather inserts either but otherwise it looks good, hope he enjoys it. It's certainly an interesting car and in many ways it's great that Citroen have been bold enough to build it. The centre console is still a bit cheap hi-fi for my liking though.
Roadsterstu

I have a sneaky liking for the DS5 and I bet the THP goes pretty well. Not at all keen on the rred and black leather but if petrol is a must then there needs to be a compromise I guess.
Frank Bullitt

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Frank Bullitt

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Humphrey The Pug

Is it just me or does 12k seem an awful lot of money for a knocking on 4 year old un loved, blinged up, relatively high powered, petrol Citroen C5, sure I like that they are different and I'm glad Citroen produce them but it just seems expensive?
Martin

Not when a basic diesel that's a year older and has double the miles is over 10,000.  Just looked and a Titanium Mondeo would be about the same price.
Frank Bullitt

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Humphrey The Pug

Mmm, maybe it's me then, I just think for a French car that isn't particularly popular, it seems a lot of money; granted if it was German then it would be a shed load more, but having spent most of my life around French cars that haven't been big hits and have been residual nightmares, it just seems expensive.

I am not dissing the car at all, I like quirky and different French cars and I love that Citroen have done what they have done and are prepared to try something different.
Nelson

I really like them. Been on my radar for a bit but am put off by the (reported) hard ride and that letterbox sized rear window, though have to admit that does tick a lot of boxes for me
PhilD

Nelson wrote:
I really like them. Been on my radar for a bit but am put off by the (reported) hard ride and that letterbox sized rear window, though have to admit that does tick a lot of boxes for me


and me. Agree re ride (though never driven one) but not the rear window (what are are you looking for through it?). I also have no idea what sort of engine I want, though I'm sick of the noise of mine.
Frank Bullitt

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Roadsterstu

PhilD wrote:
Nelson wrote:
I really like them. Been on my radar for a bit but am put off by the (reported) hard ride and that letterbox sized rear window, though have to admit that does tick a lot of boxes for me


and me. Agree re ride (though never driven one) but not the rear window (what are are you looking for through it?). I also have no idea what sort of engine I want, though I'm sick of the noise of mine.


I'd be seriously considering getting away from diesel, living in London. If you are going to keep the next car a good while then it's highly likely that diesels are going to be penalised harshly.
PhilD

Roadsterstu wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Nelson wrote:
I really like them. Been on my radar for a bit but am put off by the (reported) hard ride and that letterbox sized rear window, though have to admit that does tick a lot of boxes for me


and me. Agree re ride (though never driven one) but not the rear window (what are are you looking for through it?). I also have no idea what sort of engine I want, though I'm sick of the noise of mine.


I'd be seriously considering getting away from diesel, living in London. If you are going to keep the next car a good while then it's highly likely that diesels are going to be penalised harshly.


Be interesting to see how that is done as it's all been about greenhouse gases for many years. If we get a combination of CO2 and the child killing stuff coming out of the tailpipe then what will the manufacturers do? Could be the making of the EVs and/or hybrids.

As for me, I'm torn! I need a petrol for my day to day driving but love a torquey but frugal engine for motorway driving.
tali

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
Is it just me or does 12k seem an awful lot of money for a knocking on 4 year old un loved, blinged up, relatively high powered, petrol Citroen C5, sure I like that they are different and I'm glad Citroen produce them but it just seems expensive?


Even though i like them , i kind a have to agree. A Citroen C6  - now that's an interesting Citroen - AND they ain't losing much in value(yes a Citroen!). CXs, XMs could be had for under a grand , don't think a C6 has ever  dropped that low.
However, the C6 may be a tad too big for someone eyeing a DS5
Big Blue

DS5 is a cool car. Not sure the pictures do the interior any justice, mind you. They really need a mental, 300+BHP version, though. Every car maker does.
gonnabuildabuggy

Martin wrote:
You did right letting him buy it so you can buy it off him next year!


FYP.

Seriously, how long do you reckon before he'll want to change?

Big fan of the D5 too, though I'd need to see that colour combo in the flesh, I do think the pics are poor which isn't helping.

Is the THP a hybrid? 200BHP from a 1.6 is a lot!

Slight outsider for FRV replacement.
Frank Bullitt

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Frank Bullitt

He picked it up yesterday although he didn't bring it in to work today.

His first thoughts are that it is incredibly smooth and silent at 80 on the motorway (funny, the press make a big thing about the DS5 having a poor ride...), the engine is strong and eager and the interior is perfect. On the downside he is getting used to the light steering and off the motoway it feels a magnitude bigger than the E90 it replaced.

Just makes me want a DS5 even more!
Roadsterstu

I have rather a big liking for the DS5 and I find that I notice them more and more often.
Giant

Frank Bullitt wrote:
He picked it up yesterday although he didn't bring it in to work today.

His first thoughts are that it is incredibly smooth and silent at 80 on the motorway (funny, the press make a big thing about the DS5 having a poor ride...), the engine is strong and eager and the interior is perfect. On the downside he is getting used to the light steering and off the motoway it feels a magnitude bigger than the E90 it replaced.

Just makes me want a DS5 even more!


Is the DS5 any bigger than an e90 in anything other than height?
PhilD

Giant wrote:
Frank Bullitt wrote:
He picked it up yesterday although he didn't bring it in to work today.

His first thoughts are that it is incredibly smooth and silent at 80 on the motorway (funny, the press make a big thing about the DS5 having a poor ride...), the engine is strong and eager and the interior is perfect. On the downside he is getting used to the light steering and off the motoway it feels a magnitude bigger than the E90 it replaced.

Just makes me want a DS5 even more!


Is the DS5 any bigger than an e90 in anything other than height?


and width, and a windscreen 6 ft away!

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