Newbie with a C5

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Re: Newbie with a C5

Post by R9UKE » 30 Dec 2011, 22:18

It was a 2.0 HDi Chris. Really lovely car. But I don't like the feel of the gearboxes. It's the same in my Grandmothers C4 1.6 HDi. Feels a bit rubbery!

Jim, you're a well balanced chap! I think a manual diesel is a step too far for me... It's the sole reason I didn't get on with my BX. Diesel V6 Auto is the limit for me at the mo!
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Post by Citroenmad » 30 Dec 2011, 22:31

That will have been the later 2.0 138 then Luke, they do driver very nicely. I have never notice my C5 having a rubbery gearchange, I tend to think that its quite nice to use. Not as nice as my Xantias but better than an Xms.

I like autos for town driving, but for faster roads I much prefer manuals. I enjoyed our 2.0 16v Xm automatic, it did make a nice change to not have to change gear, but I only really liked the box in town. I like to change gear myself.
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Post by R9UKE » 30 Dec 2011, 22:50

My little Clio auto highlights your point nicely! It's a brilliant brilliant little city car. I honestly can't see why people would spend £7-9k on an Aygo/C1/107 hateful thing when they could have car of the year 91! Which is much more pleasant in every single way.

The Avantime had to be an auto. Who wants to have to change gear in a grand touring Coupé!?

I just prefer autos really.
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Post by andpand » 30 Dec 2011, 23:43

my c5 2.0 hdi has done 226000 miles and it still feels smooth like a new car and it just seems to fall in to gear i wouldnt say mine feels rubbery at all :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Post by Citroenmad » 31 Dec 2011, 01:37

R9UKE wrote:I honestly can't see why people would spend £7-9k on an Aygo/C1/107 hateful thing when they could have car of the year 91! Which is much more pleasant in every single way.


I just prefer autos really.


We ovbiously have very different tastes :lol:

C1s are very good fun to drive! Very funky, very simple and very appealing to me ... I have a bit of a soft spot for them.

I have a right mixture of car tastes, one extreme to the other. I either like tiny, fun cars with a bit of character that you can drive the tyres off all day long with a huge grin on your face, something with everything which makes a car but nothing you dont really need. Or big, refined, comfortable, economical and cosseting cruisers which are effortles to go anywhere in.

Autos, big petrols and medium sized cars dont really fit in there ... mind, I can't imagine you woul dget along with a 2cv very well Luke :roll: :lol:
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