1985 Chevrolet Citation X11 2.8 V6 MFI from North America
The best automobile I have bought for the money, 17 years and still going
Oil pump went out at 32,000 miles. This was in 1986. New car warranty then was 12 months, 12,000 miles. Since car was in mint condition and I had all receipts for oil changes and proper maintenance, dealer replaced for free.
Transmission started slipping in second gear at 70,000 miles. Car was paid for, and was still in mint condition, so $700 rebuilt transmission.
Bumper inserts all rotted away. Have new ones in storage when car is restored to mint condition.
I have done routine maintenance on all other items. Brakes, tune-ups, fuel pump, etc. These things wear out over time, and need to be replaced or repaired. Just because a vehicle needs maintenance, does not make it a piece of crap. ALL CARS REQUIRE PROPER MAINTENANCE.
This car has the best steering feel of ANY car. It accelerates well, and handles as good as any sports car.
It looks great, and although it has a horrible resale value, I would not sell mine for $8000.
It is still all original, except for the stereo.
I think that most owners do not keep proper maintenance on their Citations. When one problem comes up, it must be repaired. If you let it go, more problems appear, then it takes more money to repair than the car is worth.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th June, 2001
15th Jun 2001, 12:35
All cars require proper maintenance, but Citations require at least three times that of a real car.
26th Jun 2002, 17:51
Do not add comments about the Citation's when you know nothing about these cars in the first place. All cars need proper maintenance, but most people do not know what proper maintenance for their car is. This is the reason why there is junkyard all over the world. I am a pro mechanic and own three 1981 Chevrolet citation X-11's. One of my cars has 679821 KM. The other one has only 150000 KM on it. My last one has 500 KM on it she is my show car never drive it unless its at a car show. I love these cars and I'm going to be putting in a four-bolt eight barrel 455 V8 in my first X-11 she is going to be rear wheel drive. Why even bother you ask because I can.