1978 Citroen GS Base 1.1 from UK and Ireland


An engineering tour de force


Lots - suspension leaks, clutch failure, exhausts, and rust... plenty of rust.

General Comments:

Learned a lot in 18 months due to all the faults and all the DIY fixes. However this car rode and drove superbly. Great on fuel and quick for what it was. Stability at speed is unrivaled, and the base model I had stalks and clocks on the dash, rather than the pods and things.

The overall memories are good ones.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th November, 2013

1973 Citroen GS from Peru


I loved and I lost it forever..


We ran out of parts in Peru, and it was very difficult to repair. The person who had the representation, left it after 5 years or so, and we didn't have anywhere to buy parts.

There is only one person where we can go to try to find parts, and still they say, this car is to be used as parts only, or thrown away.

I never thought so, but we've lost the chance to keep buying CITROEN. I still have the car here, and don't know what to do or where to go, or how to sell it by parts... sorry for my delicious car.

General Comments:

At this moment, the car won't work, and is in the garage waiting to die.

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

Review Date: 1st March, 2011

20th Dec 2017, 03:54

Ah what a pity that such a great car should waste away!

Do you still have it?

I also have a 1973 GS and it's hard to find parts for, but there are some here in Australia.

It's worth the wait to see it driving again.

1978 Citroen GS Club 1.2 from UK and Ireland


To look at only


Severe rust in doors and front valance on getting the car.

Numerous electrical problems with ignition barrel.

Starter motor packed in, and had to be replaced four times.

Rear brakes seizing and sticking.

Only moved when it felt like it, which wasn't often. Every time I took it out, something went wrong.

Local mechanics wouldn't touch it.

General Comments:

I got this car free through my family - was young and skint, so needed a cheap starter classic.

Lovely to look at and drive, but it broke my heart, cost me a packet.

I was going to restore it, so that it was perfect, as these are interesting cars, and at the time, had ground breaking engineering, especially suspension and ride.

In the end I gave it away free to a salvage guy to save my frazzled sanity and empty pockets. Never again!

I do love Citroens... but these ones are cheap, and it's for a reason.

The GSA is much better, but has carburettor problems.

The car was well maintained before I got it, and the mechanic seemed to make a healthy living - I wonder why?... Oh well.

Go there at your peril.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th August, 2010

1976 Citroen GS 1.1 from Norway




Clutch was renewed.

Leather imitation interior badly sun damaged.

General Comments:

Genius car. Comfort machine NR 1!

I guess you have to be attracted to this special little car, and I was.

The looks, the technical solutions, every little detail really. I haven't found road comfort like this in any other car I have driven, be that Mercedes or VW.

And not to mention the soul of this car! That's perhaps the biggest + side of this car. Only downside really was that its quite under-engined, but I learned that you don't need the best acceleration to have a nice road trip.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th November, 2009

1974 Citroen GS Club 1.2 from Norway


A fantastic seldom futuristic classic car


Rear brake piston seized after long time storage.

Front headlamps replaced.

General Comments:

A seldom seen car that's been neglected for too many years. Mine was found outside a barn and hadn't been used since 1991. Still it's in good condition, thanks to the air-cooled engine and the early rust treatment. The brake calipers had to be overhauled and now the brakes work fine. The hand brake too.

Nickname for the car: La Lune Bleue (The Blue Moon), because it's nowadays so seldom and it's blue.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2007