You Can Buy A 2006 Citroen C6 Diesel In New York For $35,000

The Citroen C6 is not as bad a car as its dismal sales numbers would have you believe. Really, it’s not bad at all, more of an acquired taste, which you can now try out for yourself in the US, as one is available for sale in New York state.

It’s a 2.7-liter diesel model from 2006 that has allegedly (somehow) been legally imported and registered. We aren’t told how the owner got it into the country, but we do know it was brought over from Belgium.

Either way, you can now legally drive it on US roads, and you’ll get to experience what is widely acknowledged to be the last true Citroen.It was never a perfect car, but between its styling, high levels of comfort and oddball heritage, it’s still an attractive buy for the right person.

The only problem is price: you can get a good one now in Europe for under $10,000, yet this example is up for $35,000 on Craigslist. Ah, the price you pay for other people to find loopholes and register unusual (and theoretically, illegal) cars…

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  • chippers

    I want it.

    • CarCzarDesigner

      Me too!

  • Shobin Drogan

    coolest back window and steering on a production car

  • pcurve

    man… $35,000. Can you insure it for $35,000? Or will Jake from State Farm just total it after $7,000 damage

  • Six Thousand Times

    It would be a great NYC car. Big and comfortable. Parking would be a thing, though. Hire a driver.

    • Akira

      Why? It’s just slightly longer than a BMW 5 serie…

      • Six Thousand Times

        Nothing to do with the C6’s size, it’s just that parking in Manhattan is a nightmare. Better to be driven around in this rather than the ubiquitous Town Cars.

  • SamuraiJack

    What, he couldn’t bother to clean the wheels?

  • dinn

    Nice heritage DS, XM, C6. Shame Citroën doesn’t make anymore E segment cars. I was hoping DS9 concept car will be announcement that PSA will start to make more luxury cars again.

  • Akira

    I really want to know how he could import it in the US… maybe a diplomat’s car?

    • Kash

      i was thinking they either took a US legal car and just had it rebodied into this and had the interior done to match. Or they paid a shit ton and had Citroen build a car to meet safety standards.

      • CoolHandLuke1

        What is funniest thing in this is that safety standards are higher in EU than in US. Problem is that they are different. It is called protectionism.

        • Kash

          Not to come off as a complete dick but every says that and yet they don’t provide any proof. I’ve tried looking for side by side comparisons of the two and their tests but i haven’t found one yet.

    • JohnCarscoop

      That crossed my mind too – but I read somewhere that, diplomat cars “need not conform to emission or safety requirements but may NOT be sold in the U.S. and may require EPA and DOT declarations”. Maybe a loophole somewhere?

      • bartisgod

        Or maybe not, and the time limit on his diplomat registration (usually about 2 years) expired so now he’s trying to pawn it off to an unsuspecting sucker for a high price for its rarity, rather than send it back like he’s legally supposed to within a 30 day period (or was it 60? I can’t remember exactly, but either way the export window isn’t particularly large) and sell it for $25k less. Now, if this guy’s a real Citroën enthusiast who managed to get it here legally, he probably did do something crazy like take a street-legal Lexus, so he starts with Citoën-like ride quality, and redo everything from the driveshaft up with imported or custom-remade C6 parts. $35k is the very *least* he could demand for something like that. I would gladly pay twice that much or more to do a legal C6 replica project like that.

        But as much as he seemed to have wanted a quick, under the table sale, there’s no way this thing isn’t a legit C6 that was imported as some sort of show car but not registered as such. And since it’s been a year, the thing has to have been through a now import restricted second owner and an NHTSA crusher by now. A Skyline fresh from Japan is doable in Florida for a few years, but something like this that probably has a illegitimate or expired registration already in the system would have the junkyard tow truck called to the DMV parking lot before the ink is even dry on the paperwork. And in New York? It’s hard enough registering a *legal* car in New York. Come on now.

  • fabri99
  • none

    The article says “”is not as bad a car as its dismal sales numbers would have you believe”” – No, it’s far worse, that’s why barely anyone buy them even in europe. Those 35.000 will not just be the price of the car, but also the minimum cost to keep it running. These are among the least reliable and most troublesome cars one can find on this planet. Being the ONLY one to own one of these in a country also mean a looong wait for spare parts every time it breaks down, which will be very often, and don’t be too sure anyone really know how to repair it properly.

    • Algis Ramanauskas

      Nonsense. In my life, I have had several CX’s, a handful of XM’s and now I am getting a 2011 C6 for €9K. These cars are reliable enough. Just don’t believe what ordinary gossip spreaders, powered by their dull ignorance, blah-blah on every occassion.

    • marc_nantes

      Nonsense! They are fine cars. Consider the fact it is 10 years old and compare it to other cars the some age! They started building these engines (1.6 and 2 litres) with Ford!!!

    • tocohills

      You don’t know what you are talking about. FYI I never bought an American car in the US. Most of them are crap, they are unreliable and look and drive like shit. In comparison the C6 is a dream to drive and own.

  • A dream car for US (bad) roads. Confortable, takes all bumps without rolling or moving like a boat. Great fuel economy.

  • ME

    That’s a beauty! The C5 is nice and most likely better on gas for their “large car”, but they need more glory of yore to be an American player as they are more familiar with the vintage DS series.

  • Didier Trucmuche

    Hello American friends
    I am French I is a Citroën C6 for 4 years
    The same model as the photo but red
    No worries with this car it currently has 163,000 m km
    Ride the high road with a US C6 should be fantastic, the mitique 66US road C6 is a réve .I do not even know if it is possible to ride with a car registered in France on US roads?
    Anyway this car is very reliable that is unlike some of enter you think.
    exceptional comfort, into high-end road.
    The engine of the C6 was designed in colaboration between PSA “France” and FORD.
    The V6 in this car you also find on the Jaguar and Land Rover.

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