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Re: Which models should Renault retain?

Originally Posted by VelSatisfied View Post
Depends on the model - its steel springs in the lower-spec, and hydraulic on the higher trim levels.
That was always the case, in the original model, the LX was steel sprung, while SX, VTR and Exclusive were hydropneumatic. It's a shame the public's perceptions of the technology were so damaged by Citroen's early attempts. The system on the Xantia/XM is pretty reliable (even the Hydractive ones with the anti-roll electrickery), and even the spheres don't seem to degrade on C5s!

I rather like the look of the current C5, it'll be interesting to see if long term depreciation puts one in my price range sooner rather than later.

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