1975 Citroen GS Pallas 1.2 petrol
A car that has to be conserved, because there will never be anything similar again
Engine recently started to lose quite a lot of oil.
Some rusty spots appear regularly on the rear wheel arches, floor pans and beams.
I like the looks of this car. To me it's a true design classic, however still unrecognised.
The combination of a floating suspension, good roadholding and super-precise steering is still unmatched in its class (and far beyond).
It's not the quickest car and can get noisy if pushed, but normally power is sufficient, and only on long travels a 5th gear is badly missing.
Seating and boot are quite roomy for the car's size.
The key to a reliable GS is regular (and sometimes expensive) maintenance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th June, 2002
Bravo! The GS is indeed a design classic that, sadly, is almost extinct. My '77 Club is also losing oil (leaking return tubes - $1000+ repair...) and rusting. Although I love it dearly, I am ready to move on to a more modern car.
Of all the cars that my parents owned when I was a child, my father's Citroen GS Pallas was the one that made the most impression.
Yes - but one hell of a car.