1978 Citroen CX Reviews

1978 Citroen CX 2000 Break 2.0 cc petrol from Serbia

Model year1978
Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership1978
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 cc petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance350000 kilometres

Summary:

Amazing!

Faults:

Big time rust so I replaced the chassis with the Break from 1986.

A valve broke.

Latest malfunction: drive shaft had blocked due to poor oil supply on second drive shaft bearing.

General Comments:

A unique car, not meant for anyone. His steering wheel rules :) so do brakes. A mechanic hit his head into the steering wheel when he tried to brake "smoothly".

Ideal for carrying large loads like refrigerators or large TV's. Seats are very comfortable and leg space in the rear seats is amazing. Only problem is that it is very hard to find spare parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2006

1978 Citroen CX 2400 Pallas C-matic 2.3 cc petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year1978
Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership1992
Engine and transmission 2.3 cc petrol Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance114000 miles
Previous carLada Riva

Summary:

One of a kind

Faults:

Corroded hydraulic pipe underneath split leaving pool of green fluid on the road. Was replaced cheaply by friendly independent Citroen-literate mechanic.

Carburettor gasket broke up inside, blocking fuel jet.

Top radiator hose went; bit of a nightmare to bleed cooling system as bleed nipple on top of water pump seized then broke.

General Comments:

Coming from a Lada 1200, almost anything was going to feel like a Rolls Royce, but the CX was really rather special, and for the money an outrageous bargain. Ride comfort was simply superb, especially after rear spheres were regassed, and it made an excellent motorway cruiser. Despite its age I regularly used it on 800 mile round trips to the Scottish Borders.

Very good in snow. C matic gearbox gave no trouble, if a bit low geared.

Rust in the usual places.

Bits of it are probably living on in surviving examples.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th August, 2005

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews