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Gccp 08-03-2015 09:55 AM

How's DS5's deal
 
Hello bros. I am new to this chat group. I read about a lot of DS comments here and about 80% inclined to get DS5.

One considering the diesel vs a used one. Any advice will be deeply appreciated.

Can I ask what is the servicing and warranty period given two years ago? The new one is offering 3 yrs servicing and 5 yrs warranty.

Thanks bros!

Gccp 08-03-2015 05:04 PM

Oh, my col driving grand Picasso just mentioned upsetting remarks that his engine gas to replace in 4th year. Scarcely to hear that.

voyager 08-03-2015 05:25 PM

hello Gccp :-)

thank you for taking time to introduce yourself :-)

welcome to our community, and it's good to know you have a colleague who can also help you become familiar :-)

my servicing and warranty given are three years :-)

Gccp 08-03-2015 05:41 PM

Thanks, already feeling welcomed.

I am eying a used Ds5 THP version. But am worried about major failures like engine or gearbox. Electronics too since everything is run by it.

Should I be worried?

My current ride is Honda Odyssey.

voyager 08-03-2015 07:21 PM

hello Gccp,

are you looking at the one that is currently listed at sgcarmart?

it's hard to say with certainty, of course, but the photographs do suggest that it is a stock car (unmodified).

the trim level also suggests that it is a car originally from CnC (there were a few lower-spec models brought in by parallel importers last time).

my own car has not been problematic - i do know that the factory in which these cars were built was upgraded in terms of its quality control processes, before the DS 5 production started (it was upgraded specifically for the DS 5).

so the quality of the fit and finish should be fine. electronics are of course harder to predict, but so far mine has been fine.

to answer your question specifically, i would say that you do not need to be worried, but you do need to go in with your expectations accurately calibrated.

meaning that the very first time we switch from a Japanese make to a European make (any European make), there will be a cultural difference (this happens to almost all of us). the parts availability may be longer, and the cost of the parts may not be comparable (shipping etc). i also switched from Honda (but to Volvo, before CitroŽn). my dad switched from Honda to Merc (before CitroŽn). having experienced both, and having not wanted to touch BMWs or Audis, my family is very happy with my present car.

voyager 08-03-2015 07:35 PM

Gccp,

if you are comfortable,

you might consider joining a Facebook group, which was started by a DS 5 owner here in Singapore.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/799220553441539/

it is for any CitroŽn owner or any person interested in CitroŽns, i'm just saying that it's another place where you could seek opinions :-)

Gccp 08-03-2015 10:26 PM

Voyager, I can see that your postings are always informative and helpful, especially to newbies. Thanks loads.

I read from UK sites that Citroen as a whole they are trying to build their image and reliability, and DS series is one of their better offerings to change that image. So far there hasn't been many in the market yet to get a feel. I guess I have to go in with open eyes.

The unit in SGcarmart is a petrol, which I prefer to diesel. I reckon I only save less than 1k per year with diesel, which isn't much for lower performance.

Thanks for your comments!!

SkyC4 09-03-2015 01:43 AM

It seems to me a 5 year warranty is very reassuring. I think u just have to purchase the service plan for 2 years with CnC after the initial 3 years to maintain warranty status. I wonder if you have also test driven both petrol and diesel units to get a better feel of things? At current price point, the finish, fit, and design is hard to beat. I wonder if your colleague is driving the old generation Grand Picasso? Many of the flaws in earlier generation cars, such as the semi-manual clutch and engine design have been improved upon in current versions. Having said that, if the experience and joy of driving an European car exceeds the worry about maintenance demands for Citroen or any Euro car, then I'd still say the DS 5 is a steal.

auslia 13-03-2015 11:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by voyager (Post 87539)
http://www.facebook.com/groups/799220553441539/

it is for any CitroŽn owner or any person interested in CitroŽns, i'm just saying that it's another place where you could seek opinions :-)

Ooohhh!!! Didnt know thats a facebook group.. joining in a jiffy :)

auslia 13-03-2015 11:27 PM

Gccp,

I bought a 2013 DS5 a couple of months ago :) wifey & kids loving it :) nice comfy car :D

Also just went to C&C for routine 30k servicing.. quite shiok to know previous owner bought servicing package & my 30k 40k servicing all covered :love:

SkyC4 14-03-2015 10:59 PM

Gccp, that was a good deal ;)

Taihighland 01-03-2019 08:07 PM

Hello, had read a bit on the DS5 and a few is selling in SGCarMart now. Tempting ride.
My concern is spare parts and workshop.

With a smaller numbers of cars on the road, is there a online site which we can order parts from?

Does Thomas or Antz had the require equipment or tools to do the job like timing chain or belts tuning?

Any tips to share is getting a used DS5 or just shove the ideal from my head. Ha ha



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iamveryfurry 02-03-2019 06:22 PM

Get past the looks first
Interior n exterior
Its not a very practical car in terms of cosmetics




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markfer1 04-03-2019 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Taihighland (Post 97090)
Hello, had read a bit on the DS5 and a few is selling in SGCarMart now. Tempting ride.
My concern is spare parts and workshop.

With a smaller numbers of cars on the road, is there a online site which we can order parts from?

Does Thomas or Antz had the require equipment or tools to do the job like timing chain or belts tuning?

Any tips to share is getting a used DS5 or just shove the ideal from my head. Ha ha



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Apart from Thomas & partner and antz. There is another shop one level above Thomas & partner shop that is call body fit. It is actually own & operated by Thomas previous partner/staff call Michael.


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markfer1 04-03-2019 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Gccp (Post 87540)
Voyager, I can see that your postings are always informative and helpful, especially to newbies. Thanks loads.



I read from UK sites that Citroen as a whole they are trying to build their image and reliability, and DS series is one of their better offerings to change that image. So far there hasn't been many in the market yet to get a feel. I guess I have to go in with open eyes.



The unit in SGcarmart is a petrol, which I prefer to diesel. I reckon I only save less than 1k per year with diesel, which isn't much for lower performance.



Thanks for your comments!!



If the dealer is willing to let you do a short test drive. Please do it. The rear windscreen is awkwardly small that need some getting use too. The button layout in the cockpit is very pretty, however even for someone who drive ang mo car will also need to take time to relearn too.

Happy motoring.


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Taihighland 04-03-2019 08:46 PM

Thank you iamveryfurry and markfer1 for your inputs and perspective about the DS5.

All the three workshops I had visited before but only experience with Thomas and Micheal.

It is a direct seller sales.


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markfer1 04-03-2019 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Taihighland (Post 97098)
Thank you iamveryfurry and markfer1 for your inputs and perspective about the DS5.

All the three workshops I had visited before but only experience with Thomas and Micheal.

It is a direct seller sales.


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Direct seller mean no lemon law protection. I believe you are aware of this.

In this case, make sure he/she share the saving he got with you ya. Otherwise not so fair for you. Our brand of car have very poor resale value, most likely dealer will offer him/her just a few k above his current paper value. I will not be surprise some risk adverse car dealer will even refuse to give him a quotation or simply just offer him paper value.

You should ask yourself whether you want to drive this car for the remaining years. Otherwise, your backside will likely tear just a bit smaller then his now.

Happy motoring.


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Taihighland 05-03-2019 07:56 PM

Thanks a million for reminding the negative side of our brand of cars or literally reminding me not getting my backside tear!! Ouch!
Ha ha.

It is a good skill to learn to be mindful of the negative side of everything.


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markfer1 05-03-2019 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taihighland (Post 97100)
Thanks a million for reminding the negative side of our brand of cars or literally reminding me not getting my backside tear!! Ouch!
Ha ha.

It is a good skill to learn to be mindful of the negative side of everything.


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Buy car = backside tear. Question is only how big the tear.

If you are prepare to drive it till it 10th birthday and the yearly depreciation and operating cost is within your means then why not. DS5 looks really good to me.

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