1988 Citroen CX Prestige 2.5 liter gas
A spacecraft for the street
During the time I have owned it, I have replaced just about everything that can wear or rust out except for the engine and trans-axle.
The CX has 2 weak points; the electrical system (more specifically the myriad of connections that corrode and the strange location of critical relays that subjects them to dirt and moisture) AND.
The cooling system. I have to store the car from mid July through the first week in September because it overheats.
The ride is incredible. Once you are used to hydropneumatics, it is almost painful to ride in a car with springs.
The variable assist, self-centering steering is fantastic and inspires confidence in all weather - especially snow and rain.
Brakes are powerful. The best way to use them is to put your toe on the pedal and just think about how fast you need to stop.
The interior is huge and I can fit a lawn mower in the trunk with the lid closed.
The styling always turns heads.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd January, 2006
I OWNED six CX,gas, diesel, automatic, turbo, prestige, carbu and injection. I have neither had overheating problems. They came as on other cars from bad treatment.
Probably the radiator needs cleaning or replacement. Try to clean it with soda first...
I've read that the thermostats age quickly and gradually reduce effect, so that is just offered as a possible reason.