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Navigating a Citroën CX with a Learner’s Permit

Navigating a Citroën CX with a Learner’s Permit

by Peter Kristensen, Washington, D.C. ....The Citroën CX is not particularly easy to drive, but that didn’t hold back my daughter from learning to drive a stick shift in my 1980 CX GTi.The CX is fascinating in so many ways. Sleek aerodynamic exterior design, almost unmatched functional dashboard, ...
3 Citroëns Make Autocar’s New Top 100 List

3 Citroëns Make Autocar’s New Top 100 List

A whole 18 years have passed since Autocar assembled its original ‘100 Most Beautiful Cars’.Since then, new cars have been launched in this fresh century at a frenetic rate as manufacturers race to fill niches opened by crossovers and alternative powertrains.New firms have arrived, too, and not ...
Classic & Sports Cars List 3 Nearly Extinct Citroëns in the UK

Classic & Sports Cars List 3 Nearly Extinct Citroëns in the UK

An online article from Classic & Sports Cars lists, "Best-selling classics that are now nearly extinct."You click through a series of photos with a paragraph or so for each.  The first entry after the intro (so, page 2) is the 2CV.2CVThere are other Citroens on the list;photo # 9 is the BX ...
Tribute to Citroën Hydropneumatic Suspension

Tribute to Citroën Hydropneumatic Suspension

For true Citroën engineering fans, the progress made by the company over the 64 years hydropneumatic suspension was offered is a testament to what the company did so well, and so different from the rest of the automotive industry.The video at the end of this article provides a thorough visual hist ...
Two Stashed Away SMs and a CX Up For Auction in Michigan

Two Stashed Away SMs and a CX Up For Auction in Michigan

Jeff Begg was an engineer who worked for Dana Corporation, founded several manufacturing companies of his own and was known as bit of an automotive nut.The Marshall, Michigan, businessman hoarded vintage cars, motorcycles and parts at a rate nobody in his family suspected.Jeff BeggsWhen h ...
Resolving 1986 CX Gti Turbo 5-speed Shifting Issues

Resolving 1986 CX Gti Turbo 5-speed Shifting Issues

(Requires paid member status to access.)By Prakash Raja.....This fault wasn't easy to troubleshoot as the manual gearbox was not able to shift gears past the 1 neutral 2 (on the left) and into the right, (i.e. the gear shifter was stuck to the left).  It wasn't able to go into the 3, 4, 5 or Re ...
Citroën CX Tops Top Gear’s Nine Coolest Instrument Displays

Citroën CX Tops Top Gear’s Nine Coolest Instrument Displays

Ollie Kew of Top Gear was recently on a quest to find the coolest automobile instrument display and from modern virtual displays to the retro old-fashioned style.  His selection for the best was the original CX dashboard display from the series 1.  You can read about it and the other 8 her ...
Design Match for the Citroën CX?

Design Match for the Citroën CX?

Citroën’s CX was produced from 1974 to 1991. Citroën sold nearly 1.2 million CXs during its 16 years of production. It was voted European Car of the Year in 1975.  The name CX is derived from the symbol for drag coefficient, drawing attention to the car's aerodynamic design, which was uncom ...
Once upon a time – CX Reflections

Once upon a time – CX Reflections

by Prakash Raja.....Looking back almost over two decades, I remember looking at these in various shades and thinking to myself – gee what if I could get one of each?CX Break 5-speedAnd so my internal journey began, seeking a polyamorous CX love affair.  Rational thinking brought reality to li ...
So, who actually designed the SM?

So, who actually designed the SM?

Robert McLeod wrote in to say that he had just watched the latest episode of "American Pickers".  They visited the home of the son of a former GM stylist, Henri de Ségur Lauve.  The episode, aired April 24, 2017 on History Canada, has Henri's son John Lauve showing a boxed large-scale mod ...
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