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    ...continuing the thread from the old forum:

    http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/...=2345&start=56

    he DS has frontwheel drive and with the hydropneumatic it is possible to change the distance of the car from the road. Very useful in large snow hills!

    You can see the function of this feature here:


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  • #2
    I also remember the Citroen Xantia, which was very popular here in Norway in the early 90's, also had this feature. I rented one from AVIS Car Rental at two occasions for several months each, and enjoyed riding it... it was a cool car and it was also a very modern car.
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    • #3
      I remember when the XM came, which also had this feature. It was a very modern car, but it disappeared almost as quick as it came. I can remember that my father was thinking of buying one, but I think it was too expensive...
      "I may not be able to control the wind, but I can adjust my sails."

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      • #4
        All Citroen with hydropneumatic system (suspension, steering, brakes and gearbox in DS, now reduced to suspension and brakes):

        First was DS in 1955:


        Then came 1969 SM and GS (my parents had such two):



        The red one was the first car i was allowed to drive!
        Last edited by Ralf__; December 17th, 2008, 16:53.
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        • #5
          1974 followed CX:




          My father had three of them. A wonderful car to drive!
          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          • #6
            Next small one after GS was BX in 1982:

            Such one was also owned by my parents.
            Last edited by Ralf__; December 17th, 2008, 17:32.
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            • #7
              In 1989 CX was followed by XM:

              My father again had three, also nice, but not as unique as CX or DS.

              Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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              • #8
                In 1993 Xantia followed BX, one of the few models i never have driven myself:

                Last edited by Ralf__; December 17th, 2008, 17:32.
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                • #9
                  In 2001 XM and Xantia were replaced by C5, a totally boring car. But very comfortable to drive and very reliable. My father again had three:


                  Last edited by Ralf__; December 17th, 2008, 17:33.
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                  • #10
                    I personally like the CX. I think it still looks good.
                    "I may not be able to control the wind, but I can adjust my sails."

                    Enthusiastically regards
                    Torbjørn Nybø

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                    • #11
                      In 2005 "le grand Citroen" was back. The C6.

                      Again a great car. My father is one of the few German drivers.


                      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                      • #12
                        Newest model of 2008 is the new C5. In my opinion again too less typical Citroen, too much mainstream.
                        The hydropneumatic system is only build in the luxury versions!



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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
                          In 1993 Xantia followed BX, one of the few models i never have driven myself:
                          Yeapp... found what I was looking for in a folder marked autumn 1993...

                          I remember the Xantia very well: in these parts of Norway (Middle Norway) it quickly gained popularity due to an advertisement which went something like "Citroen saint ja".... (I can't really translate that one, it has to do with local dialect).

                          Here is my image of the car I rented from AVIS on two occations, for several months each time (during vacations from NCL):

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                          • #14
                            I must add that both the C5 and C6 are fantastic looking cars... I saw the C6 a lot in Bangkok the past year and they have an elegance to their appearance.
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                            • #15
                              Am i right, that you were about to enter the Xantia after some hours resting there? The car is lying down on the street and the pumps first have to pump up some pressure into the suspension before you can start...

                              This system had some aspect you should be aware:
                              So many lost their front spoilers because the stone or snow hill which the car crossed in the evening, was scratching the car in the morning because he was lying on it!
                              You also had to be careful while opening the door....

                              C5 and C6 now have a system which keeps the level while standing...
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