The distinguished CitroŽn CX 2.5 GTi
The CX (particularly in GTi form) was (and
still is) the
most marvelously comfortable, fast, marshmallow of a sophisticated car there has
ever been made. Surely the last of the great Citroens - Look how right they got
it back in 1974. Soft springs & firm damping (Colin Chapman of Lotus also
discovered that was the best way to make a car handle). Super fast DIRAVI
steering (The new top spec Ford Mondeo has the same 2.5 turns lock to lock to
give easy handling - 27 years late but who's counting). Interiors which even by
today's gizmo laden standards look, are, very plush. Superb high speed stability
- a virtue of the weight distribution andd aerodynamics of the CX - No other car
in the world has bettered it since. Self levelling suspension which supplements
the ride quality and stability (still only the province of top range Mercs and
Audis and of course, Rolls Royce who use the Citroen system). The list goes on
and on. My advice is to get one now before their true classic status is
they rocket in value.
CX 2.5 GTi Auto
and am now looking for a
CX 2.5 Prestige Turbo 2. Forget the horror stories.
They are mechanically tough and the rust bug was cured by the early eighties. They take a little time to learn to drive smoothly, but that's part of the fun.
Passengers usually adore them. If you've never been in a CX, try to take a ride
in one - If possible a long ride.
I have the
There's no half way house - you'll either hate them or love them but I have a
warning. If you're even slightly susceptible then seduction is a game the
CX will win hands down. You'll crave for one after the test ride and
NOTHING ELSE WILL DO!!!