1987 Citroen CX GTi Turbo 2 2.5 turbo
Back to a future better than what was inherited?
Rust in the floors, sills and wings is an ever present enemy.
Fuel computer has failed, wiper is weak, electrical issues are common.
ABS is not working.
These cars are fast continent eaters. I recently used the car to travel to London and back, and now I have finally got the engine running well, I can honestly say that I have never experienced a car where the optimum cruising speed is so high, that the mental concentration required to be safe knocks a mark off for comfort. It's hard not to pass cars like they are standing still on the motorway, especially with the quite tall gearing suited to the high torque engine, and you have to make a conscious effort not to lose your license! The ride is sublime, the handling precise, and the steering super relaxing and safe.
My only negative comment would be that these cars need ABS brakes, as the brakes and tyres begin to look a little pathetic, when a quick dab of the throttle can see you shoot from 60 to 90 MPH so quickly. I plan to fix my ABS brakes very soon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st June, 2010