The Citroen CX Is an Amazingly Quirky and Weird French Luxury Car

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The Citroen CX is a crazy car with amazing quirks. Today I’m reviewing the Citroen CX and I’ll show you all the weird quirks of this unusual French luxury car. I’m also driving the Citroen CX, and I’ll show you what it’s like behind the wheel of a weird 1980s Citroën!
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  • You can drive that Citroen on 3 wheels!

    Simpkins TimothySimpkins Timothy3 саат мурун
  • 💝 🅱🅴🆂🆃 🆂🅸🆃🅴🆂 👧 #今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした, #在整個人類歷史上,#強者,#富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,#氏族,#城鎮,#城市和鄉村中的弱者,#無`'#守和貧窮成員。#然而,#人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,#被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,#並繼續將其 融入不斷發展的人類社會。.#說到食物,#不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。@相反,#他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。#他們學會了清潔,切塊$ #調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味食o&

    Doris KellyDoris Kelly6 саат мурун
  • That thang looks like the Family Truckster from that Vacation movie LOL.

    Russell SolomonRussell Solomon7 саат мурун
  • Dude, ever since I discovered your channel years ago, I’ve been waiting for this video! My first car was a C4 Citroën!

    ramco91ramco918 саат мурун
  • Good luck opening that door if police will stop you

    tomse dantomse dan10 саат мурун
  • From experience I can report, it's the best car reading a broadsheet in the rear seats. And its from an era when broadsheets still were worth reading.

    Christian van NeuvesChristian van Neuves11 саат мурун
  • The spare tire in engine might be a clever places to have a warm tire in the winter, then they could go safari by putting it on the hoods instead. It look like a better Prius car yet better spec all around. Why more cars aren't backseat as this?! It as close as Futurama! 1920 event car design you can get, but everything need to be race car.

    MrDmanMrDman14 саат мурун
  • The way americans pronounce cars made by non-american or british manufacturers.

    thodkatsthodkats18 саат мурун
  • Didn’t this model have the “steerable” headlights?

    Eric LeportEric Leport19 саат мурун
  • Citroen is ahead of its time in many many ways and they are seriously overlooked despite that

    Leo De CrescenzoLeo De Crescenzo19 саат мурун
  • Terrible French Monstrosity of a car, my god!

    Adnan AminAdnan Amin21 саат мурун
  • You should check out a classic DS, a SM and Xantia V6 Activa, such quirky and awesome cars

    Storm FiireStorm FiireКүн мурун
  • Long distance mile munchers with incredible comfort no matter how crap the roads were.

    David LockyerDavid LockyerКүн мурун
  • The CX is a great car, I have had two of them. The diesel engine are sturdy and reliable, the car is fantastic to drive. There are no other anything near its comfort on long touring. You can load it with 5-600 kg without any dramatic effect on the car. I've driven them for over 500 000 km with only oilchange and filter, and valveadjustment. Very reliable

    Agnostura ElwarAgnostura ElwarКүн мурун
  • dog dejewwwwwww

    Genio TorresGenio TorresКүн мурун
  • I'll take it.

    BalithazzarrBalithazzarrКүн мурун
  • lol sit-roan

    Kaitlyn LKaitlyn LКүн мурун
    • It’s certainly not as beautiful as the DS, but it’s got its own charm. Citroën really cared about aero way earlier than most - that was born out of French postwar fuel rationing. The drag factor of the DS has only been surpassed in recent years, it was identical to many 90s aero jello cars, whilst looking way nicer. But didn’t a bunch of American cars from the 60s have covered rear wheels too?

      Kaitlyn LKaitlyn LКүн мурун
    • To be fair, you did get closer some of the later times you said it :p

      Kaitlyn LKaitlyn LКүн мурун
  • Wiorst part of the video is the inability of Doug to say the word Citroen, he just says Citrone all the time.

    N.O.R.M.AL. BSNN.O.R.M.AL. BSNКүн мурун
  • Hi, Doug! What about a peugeot 406 coupe pininfarina ? It is a cool France 🇫🇷 car with design like a Ferrari!

    Wildog _Wildog _2 күн мурун
  • I had a Citroen BX & XM before, the riding comfort made you enjoy driving; luxurious fittings, many room for passengers always neglected by buyers that days. The past Citroen were the best

    賓州長過水喉.賓州長過水喉.2 күн мурун
  • Me looking for Jawed Comment 🤗

    Sharia Kabir ✔︎Sharia Kabir ✔︎2 күн мурун
  • When Citroën made good cars.

    Imanol MorataImanol Morata2 күн мурун
  • You've absolutely got to love Citroen vehicles from their own era. I borrowed a Citroen for 3 months from this era and it was such wonderful quirky fun. It always left me smiling. Mind you, I never had to service it. That could be a problem. Citroen was a hugely innovative company though. Several of the modern auto design components we take for granted these days were either invented or developed by Citroen. They were just years ahead of their time. Doug didn't mention it, but I bet this car had steering following headlights. First seen a decade or so earlier - on an earlier Citroen. BTW, panel gaps. Impressive distance, eh? Who cares.

    Rambler AndyRambler Andy2 күн мурун
  • Isälläni oli tällainen taksina Rovaniemellä 1985-87. kahden litran bensa ja manuaali. Koska suomeen tuli vain muutama auto ja isäni halusi mustan, niin kummassakin oli kattoluukku. Se oli ehkä ainoa lisävaruste. Itse en ehtinyt ajaa sillä taksia, mutta muuten kyllä. Ja olipa se vaan mahtava auto ajaa! Ajattelin, että kylläpä käy sääliksi kaikkia muita autoilijoita, kun eivät saa ajaa "taikamatolla"!

    Jan RaiskioJan Raiskio2 күн мурун
  • My mother had a CX. I remember it was super comfortable and had some innovative features at the time.

    siraryxsiraryx2 күн мурун
  • Hii there!

    jawed ✔jawed ✔2 күн мурун
    • 😐

      COLD misteryCOLD mistery2 күн мурун
  • door lockers are safely engineered, not to be opened occasionaly

    Paul ZavadskiPaul Zavadski2 күн мурун
  • Now if Doug had chosen to test a Citroen SM that would have really blown his mind !

    Bob LawBob Law2 күн мурун
  • Its all cool and smooth until you puncture your rear tire.

    Darvin BlackDarvin Black3 күн мурун
    • The cover of the covered wheel well is removable

      Ssss SsssSsss Ssss3 күн мурун
  • By the way the horn is like on a Lambo Diablo

    Евгений ПермяковЕвгений Пермяков3 күн мурун
  • Old Citroen is the car of Doug who is a quirks-lover ))

    Евгений ПермяковЕвгений Пермяков3 күн мурун
  • So many misconceptions and misleading statements presented as facts. Fifteen minutes in, I can't take any more. Good job you didn't have the Mk1to play with, because they were even madder! They had steel bumpers, which were more of an issue regarding ride height. Mentioning the steering alone, all steering is self-centering on the move, the difference with the CX is that it uses the same system as the suspension to run the power steering, and it self-centres when stationary. And it does that because when parked, the car will sink on the suspension and the front wheels - if turned - will jam in the wheel arches. The suspension has two ride settings: regular and a long travel for a smoother ride. You do not drive at anything more than a walking pace in either of the two service settings - fully up, which is to speed wheel removal (raise it up on the suspension, fit the jack under the relevant jacking point, lower the suspension and the wheel lifts clear of the ground) or to ford shallow streams; and fully down, which is to look cool, when parked ... and which prevents parking attendants fitting a wheel clamp, which I'm sure is coincidental. The reason why the rear wheel arch doesn't intrude on the rear door is because the wheel is so close to the back of the car, which has some specific benefits in terms of straight line stability, and you don't mention that the rear track is narrower than the front ... and uses different tyres to the front. And the reason why yours has so much space in the rear is because it is the long wheelbase version, as it clearly says in the description on your own auction site. Can't take anymore, so going to have to hope that you mentioned the concave rear screen that successfully prevents rain water settling on it without needing a rear wiper, thanks to aerodynamic effects. And pointed out that it's got a small trunk for something that looks like a 5 door. Please try harder in future. You haven't done these ground-breaking cars the justice they deserve. (A former owner of five CXs: two mk1 estates and three mk2 saloons, before moving on to an XM)

    American-V UKAmerican-V UK3 күн мурун
  • My dad worked at a dealership and they got a couple of these. He got to drive one for the weekend and we took it to my grandparents. I vividly remember those door handles and door locks. My dad made a big deal about the suspension and said the car could supposedly drive on three wheels. We were told to be on our very best behavior, as the car was very valuable. I thought it was cool. The covered wheel seemed very futuristic to me.

    badbirdkcbadbirdkc3 күн мурун
  • Everyone knows what it is Doug.

    Kenneth PattersonKenneth Patterson3 күн мурун
  • vive le Quirk

    Dis CountDis Count3 күн мурун
  • Thing went from slammed to monster truck

    WeaselWeasel3 күн мурун
  • Maybe foot rests are lumbar support.. would make more sense

    Brian SharpBrian Sharp3 күн мурун
  • More fender skirts please

    Brian SharpBrian Sharp3 күн мурун
  • I've got that old matchbox car

    ChristianpreachingChristianpreaching3 күн мурун
  • You are wird!

    Bruno MarquesBruno Marques4 күн мурун
  • Please do a Citroen AX GTI

    George AltezzaGeorge Altezza4 күн мурун
  • This car was also delivered to the communist East-Germany and served some higher ranks in the regime. They were painted in dark blue. After the reunification a friend of mine had one in this color and we made a trip to Czechoslovakia via eastern Germany. We arrived the border in the middle of the night and the german border guard found it somehow a bit strange. So they controlled us very intensively. Half a year later we had a barrel of beer in the trunk and we lost it underway. It rolled down into a valley in the midst of a forest and we did not find it again. Since then we transported beer barrels on the front passenger seat with seat belts on.

    Markus OberndörferMarkus Oberndörfer4 күн мурун
  • Doug doesn't seem to know much about Citroens. Firstly, the "Prestige" label is there for a reason - it's 25cm longer than an ordinary CX. Also, he acts like self centering is a bug rather than a feature. Most importantly, he should take it up to around 140 kp/h and THEN talk about drive comfort, especially compared to other cars of that era. This thing was light years ahead of the competition in that regard. Light years. There are only two cars that drive as comfortably as this one - Citroen XM and Citroen C6. Oh, yeah, and one of the Rolls Royce models that bought the Citroen pneumatic suspension license. No other car comes close to the smoothness of this thing.

    Ales KrajncAles Krajnc4 күн мурун
  • Curse those Allemans for bringing out a five-cylinder engine !

    phil merlotphil merlot4 күн мурун
  • These definately looked a bit old fashioned in the mid to late 80s. Of course Citroen were odd, that was part of the charm!

    Andy LundAndy Lund4 күн мурун
  • 4:318:

    FlamebxFlamebx4 күн мурун
  • 16:41 it looks like it would smell like stale cigarette smoke in a 70s office

    MatMat4 күн мурун
  • as if it was glued together from parts from 5 different cars.

    TevLeXTevLeX4 күн мурун
  • Try the ds 1970....,

    MrCesarcamilo76MrCesarcamilo764 күн мурун
  • hey can you make a video about the Citroen 2CV6 Club well you can think whatsoever you want anyway i like your video make more!

    BloominqGuitarsBloominqGuitars4 күн мурун
  • Sorry Doug! Your comments about Citroen are quirky. The CX was ahead of its time and so are many French cars that opened new frontiers in the automotive industry besides the hydrolastic suspension. Front drive was also a major advance, as the four wheel independent suspension massively applied in France since 2CV. At the time CX was perhaps the safest car on the road. Citroen went bankrupt not because of luck of innovations but because exploring new possibilities and experimenting is so expensive. Please watch the "Citroen XM story" and see what went wrong with this car.

    Panagiotis SparisPanagiotis Sparis4 күн мурун
  • Doug, you are a strange and arrogant American... I bet you voted for Biden...

    John P. DenverJohn P. Denver4 күн мурун
  • Back when you knew it was a Citroën or Ford that passed you... Today cars all look alike.

    John P. DenverJohn P. Denver4 күн мурун
  • Doug looks at it from an american's perspective.. and then it's really weird indeed... 😁

    j biertjej biertje5 күн мурун
  • THIIIIIIS is Quirk Douglas.....!!!

    Coco PopsCoco Pops5 күн мурун
  • The outer driver-side door handle orientation isn't super weird for the 80s. The bullnose F-150 had it the same way, just not with a super-flush button that matched the handle.

    TheFavoristaTheFavorista5 күн мурун
  • "Big number for a European car of this period" - well compared to an American V8 of the same era it is a pretty big number full stop ..

    Ian ShippenIan Shippen5 күн мурун
  • 0 to 60 in ten min.s!!

    Richard KelleyRichard Kelley5 күн мурун
  • I suspect that’s a real joy to get parts for in the the American Midwest.

    Dana WDana W5 күн мурун
  • These Citroen cars were used by movie industry in Czechoslovakia to shoot riding scenes thanks to its greatest hydro pneumatic suspension that these cars have. Cameraman love them. Nowadays cinematographer have gyroscopes that minimizes any shaking.

    Jan DvorakJan Dvorak5 күн мурун
  • All comments be like "Wheres jawed?"

    Tec BladeTec Blade5 күн мурун
  • That door latch is made for Americans

    BelivedBelived5 күн мурун
  • Nice, we used to have one up to when I was like 5 yrs old. Obviously not this prestige model but CX nonetheless. The upgrade for us was of course XM :)

    Henrix98Henrix985 күн мурун
  • Nice

    Warley .SWarley .S5 күн мурун
  • @Doug DeMuro The rear window shape has the purpose to keep the window dry when it's raining. Above certain speeds, the rain doesn't hit the rear window. :)

    Barnabas NanayBarnabas Nanay5 күн мурун
  • For Citroën lovers this CX is way to normal dude :) You should have taken the 1982 model with the first ever "digital" dash :D. And btw : you say Citroën like "sit"+ "tro" + "N" not "sithrone" Doug.... /faceslap :D

    john leonjohn leon6 күн мурун
  • The concav shape of the rear window creates a area of low pressure, so that dirt gets carried away and rearview sight doesn't gets bad.

    Der OettelDer Oettel6 күн мурун
    • You wouldn’t expect Doug to be able to work that out, would you if it wasn’t written in the handbook he would have no idea !

      Bob LawBob Law2 күн мурун
  • What does practicality mean?

    Danial Motamedi sedeDanial Motamedi sede6 күн мурун
  • I always open the driver door with my left hand before I enter, otherwise I would block myself.

    Gummans GubbeGummans Gubbe6 күн мурун
  • This thing makes a SAAB 900 seem unimaginative

    Jesse DinningJesse Dinning6 күн мурун
  • Citroen was sold in Canada at a much higher quantity than in the US. I'd think you could get parts there, possibly. Easier than having to have parts shipped all the way from Europe, at least. But, yeah, getting parts is definitely more difficult than for most other old cars, I'm sure.

    LMacNeillLMacNeill6 күн мурун
  • Technically speaking the Citroen XM was the last "weird" Citroen.

    BonuxCouleurBonuxCouleur6 күн мурун
  • My dad had a CX estate (wagon) and it was the smoothest car I've ever rode in. Coin holder - many toll roads in France. Saves trying to empty your pockets all the time at the toll booths. Self centering steering - designed to drive at high speeds with the least amount of stress. High beam and horn on the opposite ends of the controls allowed my dad to use horn and headlights at the same time, in emergency situations, while still holding the steering wheel with both hands. Safer. We could load up the back of the car and tow a caravan and the car would remain level, and therefore more stable and safer. Amazing vehicle.

    Philip DonelanPhilip Donelan6 күн мурун
  • Its a four door honda insight

    CreationsVibrationCreationsVibration6 күн мурун
  • Doug stop, i can only have so many dream cars.

    Arias HuntleyArias Huntley6 күн мурун
  • Sorry but the Citroën is not cool

    lockjockjrlockjockjr6 күн мурун
  • By far one of the most difficult front door glasses to fit, very frustrating , I fingered out the best way after many hours , if you need to know reply and I'll give you the heads up..

    michel huskmichel husk6 күн мурун
  • My grandparents had the "station wagon" version. Tailgate was as wide as a volvo. Suspension issues killed it.

    jack warrenjack warren6 күн мурун
  • This video is trash , you don't know anything about the cx, learn the citroen cx history before you talk 👎

    gonçalo filipegonçalo filipe6 күн мурун
  • My brother had a black one with tan leather when I was 6 (1986). I remember traveling to karate lessons listening to a ‘tape’ of the Ghostbusters soundtrack! It was/is very cool and quirky. Thanks Doug 👌

    Douglas FaichnieDouglas Faichnie6 күн мурун
  • french tip don't buy a french car it's garbage

  • Do the succesors Citroen XM and C6 next

    glorf1234glorf12346 күн мурун
  • I miss my cx , the earlier models had an even more quirky dash. My 81 cx had twin horns for town and country.. the rear window stays clear at all times . The steering has variable centring forces so as you go faster it centres with more power.

    Bill ToddBill Todd7 күн мурун
  • For the French these cars are nothing extraordinary, they were common at the time. In terms of manufacture, the best French cars are Peugeot, followed by Citroëns and finally Renault, the biggest problem that we encounter on our cars is rust, then, especially for Renault, plastic everywhere and low quality Manufacturing. If you want a nice French car, buy the very high end models, but they are very expensive.

    Desalpages GatorDesalpages Gator7 күн мурун
  • U forgot to mention, that handbrake works on the front wheels :-D

    weigyzz666weigyzz6667 күн мурун
  • One of the most innovative designs in the 80s, Honda Clarity took some inspiration from it I can see.

    Turf SurfTurf Surf7 күн мурун
  • mechanical sunshades are infinitely better than electric ones though, as they're not a point of failure and are exceedingly cheap to repair even in the unlikely event that they do break.

    Gunnar KonigGunnar Konig7 күн мурун
  • Quirky and weird is the most I can gather from this video - but the weirdness here is, that this is a very American centric viewpoint. These cars were common on European streets, and not only in France. Yes, Citroen was different and that was their selling point. But at the time it was a sophisticated car that would compete with Mercedes and BMW on their own terrain. Nice one!

    Marcus LudwigMarcus Ludwig7 күн мурун
  • No power seats?

    Goldenrod636Goldenrod6367 күн мурун
  • My grandfather had one when I was a kid in the late 1980’s. I’ve never been in a more comfortable car ever since. It was although the thing levitated over the road.

    John HewisonJohn Hewison7 күн мурун
  • I'm surprised there's no cheese holder.

    CheesyTVCheesyTV7 күн мурун
  • I had and still have a 2011 Citroen C5 and it's amazing other than just the spare parts to find in my I've driven and basically owned most of Citroen cars due to my father was working in the dealership company ☺️☺️

    amro abduamro abdu7 күн мурун
  • Of course Doug loves this car

    16-Bit Bernie16-Bit Bernie7 күн мурун
  • The horn sounds like a train

    16-Bit Bernie16-Bit Bernie7 күн мурун
  • One windshield wiper... That's another quirk.

    Brendan MurphyBrendan Murphy7 күн мурун
  • Reason for the concave rear windshield shape: driving aerodynamics and also: cleaning of water (rain) by aerodynamics. That‘s why you don‘t find a rear windscreen wiper on the CX. Same for all big Citroen: CX, XM, C6. I owned several of each model from the 80s until today. Nowadays I still drive a CX 2000 Pallas (1979) and a C6 V6 HDI Diesel Exclusive (2007), beside my Mustang Bullitt from 2019. All mentioned Citroën were successors of the legendary Citroën DS. Instead of quirky and weird I would call them amazing and with a lot of character and unrivaled driving comfort. Also the CX was a millionseller in Europe. Designwise the CX (created by Robert Opron and team) was also a Highlight in car design in 1974, when it appeared on the market. It won several design awards in Europe. You really missed something in the US 😅. | Ferien- & | Ferien- & Monteurwohnungen7 күн мурун
  • Fun fact: Citroën is not originally a French name. It’s Dutch. And it means lemon.

    Tim van WegbergTim van Wegberg7 күн мурун
  • I also find it weird that the light switch in the older American cars from the 1960s,1970s, 1980s and 1990s is the same for both the headlights and interior light where you pull the knob to turn on the headlights and push the knob to turn off the headlights and turn the knob to the right to turn on the interior light and turn the knob to the left to turn off the interior light.

    bezalel kosofskybezalel kosofsky7 күн мурун
  • "$16,000" - Reserve not met. Expectations much?

    99codemister99codemister7 күн мурун