1984 Chevrolet Citation II 3.8L V6 Prototype from North America
The restoration of this car was well worth the time and money
I have changed nearly everything I can think of to make it faster and more reliable whether or not it was going wrong.
Needed new radiator and water pump recently.
Gave the car some TLC when I first got it.
I have put so many performance parts into this vehicle that it has been racing Japanese Import Cars and is know to be a very feared car.
I look at it and see one of the last true American Muscle Cars in my area willing to travel without fear.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th July, 2003
18th Jul 2003, 23:21
Yet another happy Citation owner!! I am always so happy to see many people who own/owned a Citation or another GM X-Car and loved it!!
Keep it running as long as you can. Oh and keep in mind.. GM used a type of carpet that will not let moisture through and dry the metal on the floor. The result??? A wet floor allows rust to start!!! I lifted the carpet and saw that it has a rubbery backing on it and the floor was wet!!
18th Jan 2006, 14:06
I just bought a 1984 Citation II (1/16/2006). It is a one owner, and believe or not, by a little old granny!. The service records go back to 1999. It is immaculate, inside and out, with original everything. Even the dash clock works! The only problem I see is that the rear brakes sound like a rivet dragging on the drum. Very load and irritating. Has anyone else had this problem? On inspection, there is no apparent problem. It must be the material the shoes are made of maybe??? Other than that, It drives like a new car.
26th Apr 2006, 08:11
Your brake drums are too tight!
26th Apr 2006, 15:33
Yes, if it sounds like the rear brakes are dragging, inspect the brake drums for grooves. You may need to have them turned down (machined). When you inspected the shoes, there weren't actually any rivets showing above the rivet holes? Perhaps the shoes do need to be adjusted so they don't ride against the inside of the brake drum. On most cars with brake drums, there is a slot in the back with an elongated rubber plug. That gives access to the sprocketed wheel that lets you adjust your brake shoes. Turn it one way, and it forces the pads against the brake drum. Turn it the other way and it relieves the pressure, so the brake shoes can float away from the inner surface of the brake drum. Also, if the brake drum has been worn down too far, the brake shoes may have worn a broad groove into the metal, and the side of the shoe could be rubbing on the drum.