Citroen CX Review from Spain

1986 Citroen CX 25 GTi 2.5 litre petrol

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 litre petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired146000 kilometres
Most recent distance200400 kilometres
Previous carCitroen Visa

Summary:

A truly special car with outstanding comfort

Faults:

Rust problems, especially on the sunroof area and the tailgate.

Electrical connections and wiring, mainly in the injection and ignition systems, and radiator fans, causing poor running. Inspecting and cleaning them is a real must!

ABS light comes on (check connections and relays before buying other parts for the system).

Hydraulic fluid leaks.

Parking brake needs regular adjustments.

General Comments:

Ultra-comfortable, elegant ride as a consequence of its interior silence, exclusive suspension and steering and regal leather interior.

Main engine and gearbox parts extremely strong, keep an eye on the fluid levels and they can go on virtually forever!

Tensioning the air flow meter spring can sometimes improve the way the engine runs.

Powerful brakes, although they're a bit strange to use at first for people not used to big Citroens.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2001

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review