Citroen GS Review from Slovenia

1973 Citroen GS 1015 1.0 ccm petrol

Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0 ccm petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired81000 kilometres
Most recent distance99900 kilometres

Summary:

Spaceship from the seventies

Faults:

Oil dripping from return pipes.

Clutch worn.

Destroyed bearing of an upper front suspension arm.

Torn seats (from age)

Some rust, but not critical (yet)

General Comments:

I got the car from the original owner with original everything (even tires). After a bigger service by an Cit-enthusiast mechanic (don't go to Citroen dealers, please!) the car goes like new. It glides over bad roads like a speedboat, engine buzzes and never misses a beat. It might not be the fastest car on the road, but once you learn to drive it properly (try not to loose speed in corners) it's great, brakes set standard then and are still good today (all 4 disc, inboard at front).

And it looks really cool, stylish outside and futuristic inside (Cyclops eye speedometer).

Buy one today because they might be extinct tomorrow!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th December, 2003

11th Aug 2004, 10:29

We shall never look upon its like again - a car devised by engineers rather than accountants, with an eye to the future of motoring and not just the next trip to the out-of-town shopping centre. I have had 5 gs/gsa models in 12 years (with two at present) and find them somehow timeless in conception even though by today`s standards the build quality, solidity and rust-invulnerability leave something to be desired. A true practical classic.

Dan Rubinstein, UK.

25th Nov 2006, 14:58

I think it would be amusing to take your G to a Citroen main dealer and ask them for spares.

26th May 2008, 20:51

The main dealer would not recognise her as a Citroen :)

I have GS 1015 '72.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review