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Hi, I want to buy DS4 but i would like to ask you about yours opinion which one i should choose. The most important thing for me is the failure-free operation of the engine and other components.

1.6 THP SoChic MCP - 1598 cm3/156KM - Automatic - 163000km - 2011y

PureTech 130 Stop&Start - 1199cm3/130km - manual - 53000km - 2015y

? - 1598cm3/200km - manual - 108000km - 2015y

? - 1598cm3/120km - manual - 155000km - 2012y

1.6 VTi Chic - 1598cm3/120km - manula - 140000km - 2012y

THP 160 Automatik - 1598cm3/163km - automatic - 110400km - 2015y

THP 160 Automatik - 1598cm3/163km - automatic - 108700km - 2013y

Cross 1.2 PureTech Be Chic S&S - 1199cm3/131km - manual - 153347km - 2016r
 

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The one thing I would say is that I would not buy any of the earlier automatics with an automated manual gearbox (EGS etc). The software to operate it was poor to say the least. Any of the later (2015) EAT 6 or EAT 8 gearboxes are much better or the earlier autos with the 2.0l engine
 

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Really down to personal preference, and how handy you are at fixing things. Most at that mileage will need some work. Or at least budget for it.

First choice is petrol or diesel, diesel is much better on mpg, and you dont have it there, the 2.0HDi is pretty quick.

Then for diesel, I'd be tempeted for older rather than new since quite a few are strating to show expensive adblue failures.
Likewise the 1.2 petrol are known to have issues on early models. DeuxChevaux has more info on that.

The THP are high performance, so need a reasonable amount of maintenance to keep them happy. I've read of issues with the 1.6 turbo petrol with expensive repair bills, not just on the citroen cars.

Price is the other major factor, you dont mention that either.
 

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I also read somewhere that the automatic has poor performance. I'm glad that you confirmed it.

I usually drive ~30km a day (work - home). I think this is too short distance for diesel, but if you think I'm wrong, I will also be interested in these engines :)

And what do you think about this model "PureTech 130 Stop&Start - 1199cm3/130km ". I read about some problems with the system "Stop&Start", but I don't know much about the engine itself.
 

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Interesting that you should say the auto has poor performance - the gearbox is poor on the egs models but mine is a 2.0l diesel with 180bhp and an EAT 6 gearbox and is brilliant, very quick and 50 mpg so that model is very good. The puretech engine has had an issue with cam belts recently and has been subject of a recall. There were two types of belt fitted for a while with one softening in the oil and shredding bits which blocked oilways including the vacumn pump which reduced any braking servo assistance. That said PAS advice is now (IIRC) 65000 miles or 6 years for belt replacement so if you purchase the 130 you need to check service history. Stop start is not an issue really. Batteries to enable it are AGM and cost more. They have a finite life so don't last as long with full performance to enable the SS function. However, they will carry on starting the car for a long while after they are unable to perform their SS function. I have driven the 130 Puretech EAT 8 car in C4 guise and it is excellent with good economy and very good performance (I prefer my 180 bhp Eat 6 car though :) )
 
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