oh dear..a 'new' C5

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oh dear..a 'new' C5

Post by old'uns » 02 Mar 2014, 23:09

stumbled across this on a search for wing mirrors!!
i'm assuming it means Geneva this year?
http://www.citroenet.org.uk/passenger-c ... c5-18.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

i can't get the vision of a Rover Streetwise out of my head 8-[

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Post by myglaren » 03 Mar 2014, 08:22

Looking in Aftonbladet yesterday I saw an article on the new Volvo estate.
Damned if I can find it now but this is a similar article - in English fortunately.

Volvo Kombi Coupé

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oh dear..a 'new' C5

Post by Eddie Nuff » 03 Mar 2014, 08:57

"All-Road" version! The only time it will go off road is when it's parked on a kerb! :roll:

(Like the Volvo though. From the side reminds me slightly of the P1800ES)

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Post by myglaren » 03 Mar 2014, 18:33

Supposedly the design is derived from the P1800ES - was given the rather derogatory colloquialism 'Fiskebilen' in Sweden (Fishcar)
I love them, superb looking car.

Not sure about the glass floor in the new one though.

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Post by dnsey » 05 Mar 2014, 19:40

At least it shows that they're not yet dropping Hydractive completely.

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Post by Mandrake » 10 Mar 2014, 17:01

dnsey wrote:At least it shows that they're not yet dropping Hydractive completely.
Exactly what I was about to say! [-o<

I actually quite like the styling of the C5 X7, even in estate form. The last Citroen estate I liked the styling of was the GS! (DS, CX, Xantia estates all look ugly and utilitarian to me, while I like their saloon / hatchback versions)

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Post by Northern_Mike » 10 Mar 2014, 17:06

old'uns wrote:stumbled across this on a search for wing mirrors!!
i'm assuming it means Geneva this year?
http://www.citroenet.org.uk/passenger-c ... c5-18.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I like that, very nicely proportioned for a modern big Citroen. The wheels are *just* the right size and it all seems to fit together.

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Post by Mandrake » 10 Mar 2014, 17:13

Northern_Mike wrote:
old'uns wrote:stumbled across this on a search for wing mirrors!!
i'm assuming it means Geneva this year?
http://www.citroenet.org.uk/passenger-c ... c5-18.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I like that, very nicely proportioned for a modern big Citroen. The wheels are *just* the right size and it all seems to fit together.
I agree. It's not as distinctively Citroen as some older models perhaps but a very nice looking car with excellent proportions and still a bit of flair. Hands down better looking than the original and facelift (pre X7) C5's which are ugly, ill-proportioned and dull looking.

I think a Hydractive III+ C5 X7 is on the horizon for me in a few years time, maybe not my next car but the one after...

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Post by qprdude » 10 Mar 2014, 19:09

I think it looks good. Not a lot of change to the interior from the glimpse given but it looks the part.