Citroen SM Review from Australia and New Zealand

1973 Citroen SM 3.0 litre petrol

Model year1973
Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 litre petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carDatsun 280ZX

Summary:

The best car ever made, full stop

Faults:

Rear height corrector needed replacement (inexpensive). Exhaust system needed refresh. Used oil for first 2000 miles on newly rebuilt motor.

General Comments:

The most amazing car I have ever owned. Anywhere you park this car be prepared to spend 15 minutes talking with anyone who sees it.

The best riding car I have ever owned. It cruises like no other machine. You can do a 1000 miles in this car in one go and get out feeling refreshed.

Maserati engine is fantastic, it goes hard and makes 100 mph feel like 50.

I drive an SM because there is no other car that has come along to better it. Are modern manufacturers in touch with the past?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2008

1st Apr 2008, 09:29

What part of the world are you located. There is a great place for service on west coast. I put about 100,000 miles on my SM which I purchased new in 1973. I have owned over 40 cars and the SM was the best.

2nd Apr 2008, 20:59

Both New Zealand and Australia are just off the West Coast and a little south of California.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review