1987 Citroen CX 25 RD 2.5 turbo diesel from Germany
If you can persuade it to run, it's an orgasm on wheels
This car has been so thoroughly and totally defective throughout the short ownership experience that it would be easier to list what actually worked.
In short, the electrical system, cooling system, and even the suspension gave me constant trouble.
I replaced parts worth about US$ 6.000 within one year, then finally resigned and sold it to an enthusiast who later refused to pay on the grounds of the car being utterly unusable.
The CX Turbo Diesel is tremendous fun to drive.
The combination of relentless turbo thrust and hydro pneumatic suspension magic is intoxicating.
Road holding, steering, and comfort are way ahead of their time for a car designed in the early 70s.
The seats are dramatically soft and take getting used to.
The clutch is heavy.
The brakes are fantastic once you get used to them.
Being seen with one feels good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th September, 2004