1983 Chevrolet Citation X11 2.8 high output from North America
Turn the key, and to hear the car rumble made my hair stand on end. Exciting, adrenaline rush
Broken dog bone motor mount.
Rear hatch supports did not support the hatch.
Water in spare tire compartment.
Being my first car ever, I thought this car was flashy and different. First car that can whip my head back to the seat head rest in the blink of an eye.
Cornering is breathtaking.
The engine had untapped power. I was clocked doing 140+mph. The state trooper needed to see what I had under the hood.
The ride was very good at high and low speeds.
Fuel was very fair.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st March, 2011
1st Apr 2011, 09:27
Was this car stock? 0-60 in 9.2 seconds is hardly a neck snapping event. Also, stock top speed was around 123, so it is virtually impossible to be clocked at over 140 MPH unless the equipment you are using is seriously mis-calibrated.
I had a Z24 with the larger 3.1 engine, which had 5 more hp and 40 more lb. ft. of torque, and it was quick for its class, but nothing earth shattering. I had the 5 speed manual with a 3.61 axle ratio. It was fun, but I quickly got over it when I traded it for my second 5.0 Mustang!
1st Apr 2011, 18:19
No Citation was ever described as breathtakingly fast. My buddy's father had one when I was a kid, and it was a breathtaking lemon. It was always in the shop. There must have been major engine modifications, or the reviewer is exaggerating.
17th Mar 2014, 09:52
Chevrolet had a history of publishing under rated specifications for their cars. The truth did not come out until several years after they ended production. Some theorized this had to do with keeping insurance rates low. The X11 would certainly do better than 125... 140? Maybe not. Similarly, the Beretta GTZ would easily exceed GM's published specs.