I think I've got to drive a Citroen C4 tomorrow, as I'm going to Loughborough for a conference. I've not been told officially, but there was one in the car park when I left work, looking suspiciously like a hire car. Do Citroens still have weirdy-beardy suspension, or will I be able to drive it without reading the manual?
I really like the 3-door C4. Many Citroens from the introduction of the DS in 1955 have had hydro-pneumatic suspension. However, these days its use is confined to the top of the range model, the C6 (and possibly the C5, though I'm not certain about that). C4s just use normal springs I believe. It's not like the good old days when DSs, CXs, GSs, BXs etc. used to 'sit down' when you turned the engine off!
Talking of that - a friend borrowed a CX once (lucky boy). He parked it up outside his home at night and went to bed. A while later he was woken up by a wailing, like a car alarm. 'Funny', he though, as the CX didn't have an alarm on it. The wailing continued, so he went out to check. The noise was coming from the car somewhere, but he couldn't figure out where. Eventually he decided to start the engine, and as it rose back up on its suspension a cat rushed out from under the car, and the wailing stopped. Yes, the poor moggy had been sitting under the car when the suspension had sat down and had got trapped under it! Luckily the cat was unharmed though:-).