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Has anyone noticed that the cactus will skip or jitter over an uneven or undulating road (50mph +)? It almost feels if the suspension cannot react fast enough . This seems particularly noticeable on the rear axle. ! appreciate the car is light and fuel returns testify to that but I was just looking for other's observations.

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yes I've also noticed this but put it down to running slightly higher tyre pressures, as I sometimes run fully laden and sometimes not.
 

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Had the same weird sliding across the road feeling the other day after going over a stretch of poor road surface whilst turning right.
 

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It's a consequence of the type of suspension used and soft suspension mount bushes.

What with the reduced sound proofing on the car it's a compromise between ride comfort, noise intrusion and handling.

To sharpen up the handling you'd fit harder bushes only the noise intrusion would increase...to almost unacceptable levels. Given the nature of the car they've gone with comfort.
 

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As BristolRich mentioned, it is the primitive rear suspension of the C3. However, any time I find flaws in the car, I try to remeber its price... and then relax (-:
 

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As I said, car is like a woman, you have or don't have a "click" with her... I can find my wife flaws if I want, but then I recall of all the things she is and I just can't give any significant meaning for a specific flaw...
So as my wife is perfect for me, same as my Cactus. Not the fastest or the most advanced, but just the right combination of design, price, efficiency and a lot of charm!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
P.S.
My wife is the most advanced, smart, wise, beautiful human being I know, so help me god.
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ran said:
As I said, car is like a woman, you have or don't have a "click" with her... I can find my wife flaws if I want, but then I recall of all the things she is and I just can't give any significant meaning for a specific flaw...
So as my wife is perfect for me, same as my Cactus. Not the fastest or the most advanced, but just the right combination of design, price, efficiency and a lot of charm!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
P.S.
My wife is the most advanced, smart, wise, beautiful human being I know, so help me god.
:p
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Same here.
Where you wrote P.S. i can read S.O.S
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deeppurple said:
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Same here.
Where you wrote P.S. i can read S.O.S
:lol:
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ran said:
As I said, car is like a woman, you have or don't have a "click" with her... I can find my wife flaws if I want, but then I recall of all the things she is and I just can't give any significant meaning for a specific flaw...
So as my wife is perfect for me, same as my Cactus. Not the fastest or the most advanced, but just the right combination of design, price, efficiency and a lot of charm!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
P.S.
My wife is the most advanced, smart, wise, beautiful human being I know, so help me god.
:p
Well said...... :)
 

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Steve said:
Had the same weird sliding across the road feeling the other day after going over a stretch of poor road surface whilst turning right.
Oh dear .Suspicions confirmed. This is a slightly unsettling feeling but I suppose the Cactus does not lay claim to handling prowess and in the main is forgiving and supremely comfortable.
 

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ran said:
As I said, car is like a woman, you have or don't have a "click" with her... I can find my wife flaws if I want, but then I recall of all the things she is and I just can't give any significant meaning for a specific flaw...
So as my wife is perfect for me, same as my Cactus. Not the fastest or the most advanced, but just the right combination of design, price, efficiency and a lot of charm!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
P.S.
My wife is the most advanced, smart, wise, beautiful human being I know, so help me god.
:p
Did your wife write this by any chance? :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Hi,
It's Ran's wife. I've been reading this forum for a while and... hahaha just kidding :p
actually no password and no standing behind (everything from the cellphone) but you know, after all we are men are like tigers at home!
(walking quietly and on four)
:lol:
 

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Bringing the thread back to topic ; I wonder how many Australians will call their Cactus 'Skippy' ? :lol:
 

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2 questions.
1. Are we all on the same tyres. I'm running Goodyear efficient grip atm. Don't like them, got same on wife's Fiat, equally carp so want to put something better on.
2. What about twin speed shocks so different rebound etc.?
 

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berapotter said:
2 questions.
1. Are we all on the same tyres. I'm running Goodyear efficient grip atm. Don't like them, got same on wife's Fiat, equally carp so want to put something better on.
2. What about twin speed shocks so different rebound etc.?
Flair 17" have the Goodyear efficient grip. What is it you don't like about them? For me, they are a din on the motorways, it adds decibels to an already under-unsulated cabin. I don't think my pano roof helps either :|
 

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Blactus said:
berapotter said:
2 questions.
1. Are we all on the same tyres. I'm running Goodyear efficient grip atm. Don't like them, got same on wife's Fiat, equally carp so want to put something better on.
2. What about twin speed shocks so different rebound etc.?
Flair 17" have the Goodyear efficient grip. What is it you don't like about them? For me, they are a din on the motorways, it adds decibels to an already under-unsulated cabin. I don't think my pano roof helps either :|
According to the BlackCircles site, the noise rating for these Goodyear tyres is 66 dB, which seems to be lower than just about all the others they sell of same size...
 

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The rear suspension on Cactus (torsion-beam axle) is on par with what you get on the lower spec VW Golf 7 models (or great oldschool sportscars like Porsche 944 for that matter). It's not the most sophisticated, but it does the job and it's durable. I think most of the roadnoise is coming from the front of the car and not the back. My BlueHDi 100 has the standard 15" steel wheels (with Michelin "Energy Saver" tyres) and that helps a lot regarding roadnoise compared to 17" wheels. The ride comfort is also much more traditional oldschool Citroën like with 15" wheels (try it and you will be convinced). I do think about installing extra sound insulation though (Dynamat etc. http://www.dynamat.com/brands/dynamat-xtreme/), especially round the front wheelhouses inside of the car (under the floor carpet).
 

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According to the BlackCircles site, the noise rating for these Goodyear tyres is 66 dB, which seems to be lower than just about all the others they sell of same size...
Oh no! I was hoping for both better grip and quietness when my tyres needed replacing...and I am comparing this against my Mk7 Golf GTI which is both quieter and grippier☹
 
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