Citroen CX Reviews from Finland

1980 Citroen CX Tissier Ambulance 2.5 TD1

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.5 TD1 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired500000 kilometres
Most recent distance505000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen H-Van

Summary:

Perfect hobby, beautiful and practical

Faults:

Injector pump turbo pressure control unit failed (common fault).

Speedometer failed (common problem).

There were many things wrong with the car in the beginning, which is normal for a half million kilometers driven car. These problems appeared after an almost complete rebuild.

General Comments:

This car takes attention everywhere!

Handles like it is on rails.

Cabin is comfortable for four + a dog.

Rear compartment is roomy!!

Brakes are superb.

I bought it from France and drove it to Finland. First I did minor repairs to pass the Finnish MOT. Then I took the body off the chassis. The driving head, which was a 25D -80 CX Berline, was dropped off, and I installed a TRDTurbo -85 to the replace rusty and collided 25D.

This car is fabulous to drive, and as comfortable as a CX can be. The car can take 1000kgs of load, and you can put everything you want into the rear compartment.

My wife did not like the car at the beginning, but she has changed her mind.

Everywhere we go, we see people take their mobile phones to take a photograph.

The Tissier part of the car is strongly built, and it uses Citroen components in a wise manner. The rear chassis is made of 3-4mm thick steel ladders, and there are four separate suspension arms + anti roll bars.

It's a big car to handle, but despite rear axles that are 1m apart, it corners quite easily.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2012

1986 Citroen CX 25 GTi Turbo 2 2.5 turbo petrol

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired288000 kilometres
Most recent distance297500 kilometres
Previous carCitroen BX

Summary:

The best car I have owned

Faults:

Charger was defect.

Rear suspension spheres were defect.

General Comments:

Wonderfully sublime ride.

Best driving car I have ever had, even in hazardous winter conditions.

Great soft cushioned seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2006

1987 Citroen CX 25 GTi 2.5 gasoline

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired249000 kilometres
Most recent distance254000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen BX

Summary:

Big, comfortable and fast car for a young man

Faults:

Rear suspension unit leak.

Alternator seized without warning.

New battery was bought to make the electric system work perfectly.

Oil pressure sensor failed.

General Comments:

You don't see one of these very often in Finland and I get much admiration from fellow motorists.

Rather expensive to maintain and has rust in the door bottoms and around the sunroof.

Manual gearbox is awkward and I'm considering to install air conditioning.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2001

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews