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That is a shame that the leak is a fairly expensive one, never mind, at least you got a luxurious car to potter back to Ireland in 8-)

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R9UKE wrote:I have no doubt that the Activa would be far quicker than this C5 V6. In fact, many things would be, it couldn't really be described as fast at all - more an effortless cruiser. You can practically hear it saying "Do we really have to??" when the pedal is pushed to the floor! I really wouldn't believe that the same engine lives under the bonnet of my Laguna.
I take this back. The car is an animal

I have a quarter of a tank left from my trip back home so I thought I'd erase all thoughts of keeping that average MPG figure up and see what the old girl can do. Took it to the country roads 5 mins away.

Was at about 50 MPH, clicked the gearbox sport button and it immediately dropped a gear - I could tell it meant business. The next 10 minutes consisted of the V6 singing at between 5,000 - 6,000 rpm and me trying to figure out whether or not I was still in that lazy C5 I was talking about.

From zero, the car sprints like I would never have imagined - holding on to every gear until the last possible point, and then when slowing down it changes down keeping the revs up high as you slow - instead of going into neutral as it does normally. WHAT. A. CAR.

An absolute schizophrenic beast. Can't believe how much difference that button makes, and why the hell I haven't been using it up to now. 2 cars in one, best of both worlds - the Citroen C5 V6 is an excellent car.

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Ah, does that mean you have caught the bug and will now push that diamond wearing car to one side? :lol:

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R9UKE wrote:2 cars in one, best of both worlds
Like what Roger Bradford said about the Xantia V6 - a true Jekyll and Hyde car! :D

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Citroening wrote:
R9UKE wrote:2 cars in one, best of both worlds
Like what Roger Bradford said about the Xantia V6 - a true Jekyll and Hyde car! :D
Precisely. It's so true.
Ah, does that mean you have caught the bug and will now push that diamond wearing car to one side?
Hahaha! The diamond will never be pushed aside! But you know what... if this viewer doesn't turn up tomorrow I may well be rethinking it's position within the fleet :lol:

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Citroening wrote:
R9UKE wrote:2 cars in one, best of both worlds
Like what Roger Bradford said about the Xantia V6 - a true Jekyll and Hyde car! :D
:lol: :lol: :lol: It is. It's true....

I swear you grow two horns and a pointed tail whenever you depress the sport button in a V6 :twisted:

It has it's uses too. very handy for joining a fast moving stream of traffic from slip roads that run uphill...

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I have a quarter of a tank left from my trip back home so I thought I'd erase all thoughts of keeping that average MPG figure up and see what the old girl can do. Took it to the country roads 5 mins away.
How much Petrol have you left in it for me now?

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robert_e_smart wrote:How much Petrol have you left in it for me now?
None after your joyride this afternoon!

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R9UKE wrote:
robert_e_smart wrote:How much Petrol have you left in it for me now?
None after your joyride this afternoon!
How was the C5 V6 Robert?

Has the Activa gone in as part ex? :lol:

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robert_e_smart wrote:
How much Petrol have you left in it for me now?


None after your joyride this afternoon!
Indeed it was a joyride. I have found a C5 that I like!

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robert_e_smart wrote:
robert_e_smart wrote:
How much Petrol have you left in it for me now?


None after your joyride this afternoon!
Indeed it was a joyride. I have found a C5 that I like!
So no chance your going to swap it then ? :lol:

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How was the C5 V6 Robert?
The C5 was fantastic. The noise and get up and go was impressive.

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So no chance your going to swap it then ?
The person who would want my Activa would be madder than the person wanting that C5 with no PAS!!!

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robert_e_smart wrote:
So no chance your going to swap it then ?
The person who would want my Activa would be madder than the person wanting that C5 with no PAS!!!
Having driven a C5 with no power steering, its not a whole lot of fun!

Your Activa is certainly a project :lol:

So then Robert, a C5 might well be able to take over from your XMing should a time come. An option to a S80 I guess ... see, I told you C5s were good, you had just not driven the one which suits you best.

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So then Robert, a C5 might well be able to take over from your XMing should a time come. An option to a S80 I guess ... see, I told you C5s were good, you had just not driven the one which suits you best.
I think a C6 will be picking up from the Xm when the time comes. I doubt the 2.2 HDi Auto will be as enjoyable as the V6!! One thing though, the series 1 C5 has much better seats than the Series 2 VTR thing we have here. I don't know if its Exclusive seats that are better than all the other or not.