1977 Citroen CX Reviews

1977 Citroen CX Pallas 2.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz S-Class

Summary:

A beautiful example of a time when the imagination of designers took precedent

Faults:

Intermittent fault on starter - replaced. Other than that it has performed brilliant. Bought car of Ebay - drove it back from Nice to Leeds UK (W.Yorks). Car is rust free and beautiful.

General Comments:

Car is faultless. I used to have Mercedes. I thought I was mad changing to an old CX. The car has a lot of little niggles (electrics) but somehow it cures itself!! and hey... so what?? - The CX is a stunning looker and always praised. How can this car ever be criticised? - Every time I look at it I swoon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th January, 2006

1977 Citroen CX Pallas 2.4 petrol from Greece

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 2.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

A car you will fall in love with

Faults:

Soon after acquiring my CX, there was a leak of LHM fluid, which lead to replacement of all the hoses.

The passenger electric window wouldn't go up. A bit of lubricant did it's job.

The headlights were getting rusty and were not as strong, but with a couple of 100W lamps, everything was OK.

Gear synchronisation from 1st to 2nd was well, gone, but no worries! Just start on 2nd gear. Great acceleration let me tell you!

General Comments:

Great crazy car!

It handles like it's on rails, although the angle is quite big.

Steering and breaking takes time to get used to, as it is very heavily assisted. Once I got used to it, I couldn't drive another car!

It's suspension and seat position are exceptional, and the room in there is endless!

The trim is futuristic at least, as it looks like a spacecraft, and the steering wheel turns by it self to come to the center position!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2003

1977 Citroen CX Pallas 2.2 4 speed manual from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1977
Engine and transmission 2.2 4 speed manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Faults:

Lots of things, though it was used for daily transport approx 60km/day and it was 20 years old. In Sydney's heat, the cooling system needed lots of attention - I replaced the radiator a number of times. An OHV or two died. Rust was a bit of a problem, but OK. Interior warped a little, again - because of the heat.

General Comments:

Like the DS, the CX is a beautiful car. I really think they will be appreciated in 10 years or so. I love them, and would own another, despite having to fiddle with it nearly every week. I would choose a 5 speed model over the 4 speed to get the most from open touring. CX's are great cruisers! Buy a much loved one and you should have few problems, mine was a bit of a dog to begin with.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2000

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews