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Questions about C4 Cactus (and comparing new 2018 model to older ones).

Post by hardus77 » Thu May 16, 2019 10:29 am

Hello everyone,

Hello everybody, 24 yr old C4 2003 driver here looking to buy a C4 Cactus. First of all, visually I really like the pre-2018 a lot more but there is so many half-assed information floating around imho. Most reviews say the backseats are a single part, most cars I've seen have a 2/3 split though.
I'm a bit worried about the 82 hp version. I'm not an "aggresive" driver by any means but how about a full trunk and 3+ passengers? There are barely 110 hp versions available here (Germany). For the 2018 model there are plenty 110 and 130 hp versions though...
Another thing I don't want to go without is DAB/DAB+. Most pre-2018 models (like... all?) don't seem to have DAB/DAB+ and you can't easily upgrade it it seems. Do the 2018 models have DAB/DAB+?

Also how does the new hydraulics system of the 2018 Cactus compare to the older ones. Is it a lot better or not really worth the money? The seats seem to be a lot more comfy though with these cushion packs.

If you need any additional information let me know :)

Thank you!

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Re: Questions about C4 Cactus (and comparing new 2018 model to older ones).

Post by Freerangecactus » Thu May 16, 2019 6:53 pm

Hi Hardus77,

Please bear in mind that spec levels in the UK are different compare to the models sold in Europe.
DAB is very common in the UK spec models, I believe also the entry level model does have DAB.

Also small upgrades or changes have been made over the years, for example I have the Diesel 2015 Flair spec and unfortunately I don't have that very useful split rear bench whether later (but same spec) models are indeed equipped with this.

Regarding the engine power output I would suggest just book some test drives and try different engines and see what suits you best.

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Re: Questions about C4 Cactus (and comparing new 2018 model to older ones).

Post by FrankBullitt » Thu May 16, 2019 7:09 pm

The original model had split seats fitted in early 2016 but you will find cars from stock registered later in that year that had the split.

The new model has a proper driving position courtesy of reach adjustment on the steering wheel.

You’d need to drive the engines in your budget, I would personally go for the turbo 1.2 over the 82 version (either 110 or 130).

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Re: Questions about C4 Cactus (and comparing new 2018 model to older ones).

Post by wildman » Sun May 19, 2019 2:22 pm

Ive had my 66 reg Cactus since march its a 1.6 blue diesel and previously I hired a 1.2 diesel for a weekend while my car at the time was in the garage....The one big thing I did notice was the 1.2 when pulling onto a fast road with 3 passengers was a little scary especially since I was used to a 1.6 ....the 1.2 in that situation had no guts to it , fine around town ......My 1.6 cactus on the other hand pulls away no problem.

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Re: Questions about C4 Cactus (and comparing new 2018 model to older ones).

Post by hardus77 » Sun May 26, 2019 6:48 pm

hardus77 wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 10:29 am
Hello everyone,

Hello everybody, 24 yr old C4 2003 driver here looking to buy a C4 Cactus. First of all, visually I really like the pre-2018 a lot more but there is so many half-assed information floating around imho. Most reviews say the backseats are a single part, most cars I've seen have a 2/3 split though.
I'm a bit worried about the 82 hp version. I'm not an "aggresive" driver by any means but how about a full trunk and 3+ passengers? There are barely 110 hp versions available here (Germany). For the 2018 model there are plenty 110 and 130 hp versions though...
Another thing I don't want to go without is DAB/DAB+. Most pre-2018 models (like... all?) don't seem to have DAB/DAB+ and you can't easily upgrade it it seems. Do the 2018 models have DAB/DAB+?tweakbox appvalley https://vlc.onl/


Also how does the new hydraulics system of the 2018 Cactus compare to the older ones. Is it a lot better or not really worth the money? The seats seem to be a lot more comfy though with these cushion packs.

If you need any additional information let me know :)

Thank you!
my issue got solved!!

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Re: Questions about C4 Cactus (and comparing new 2018 model to older ones).

Post by Freerangecactus » Sun May 26, 2019 9:31 pm

So what did you get?

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