You must have a fault because ours is a superb ride
Car left the factory on 30th October.
I think things changed shortly after that date. From 1934 the company had been controlled by Michelin who financed the company's activities including research and development until 1974, when Michelin sold the company to Peugeot who quickly decided to rein in the Citroen finances.
Agree completely with this - I think the expectations of amazing performance, ride etc are to do with the OTT descriptions in the Citroen brochures etc.srperry wrote: ↑Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:35 amSolution to #1: slow down over speed bumps; it's what you're supposed to do. There are no cars made that will defy the laws of physics when hitting obstructions in the road. The new suspension is designed to smooth out normal uneven roads, not to make it possible to go fast over physical speed restrictions.
Solution to #2: the lightness of the car and the form of it's rear suspension is what causes 'hopping'. Most cars of similar axle design will behave in a similar lively fashion - especially if they are lightweight cars like the Cactus.
srperry wrote: ↑Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:16 pmWell, my take on the brochure descriptions is that they are pretty accurate and not OTT. The new suspension IS innovative and works really well. Over cobbles or rough roads the ride is very smooth. Even over sleeping policemen in my C5 Aircross there is much less of a bump than there was in my previous Cactus.
Apart from wanting something bigger, one motivation of mine for not buying the new model Cactus was the 'de-Cactusing' of the car, the removal of all the features that made it stand out from the crowd rather than blend in.