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    Default CX owners taking over the forum :)

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    I opened the Citroen forum and it seems to be wall to wall CX posts ??
    Why is this? Have they had a resurgence in interest or problems??
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    Different owner profile emerging, I reckon.

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    Yaaaaayyyyyy!
    Ds do not rule the world!!!!!!!!!
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    Because they are the best car Citroen ever built! (that I can afford)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahn View Post
    Hi
    I opened the Citroen forum and it seems to be wall to wall CX posts ??
    Why is this? Have they had a resurgence in interest or problems??
    Jaahn
    I for one welcome my new CX overlords.
    The measure of your character isn't what you do when people are watching- it's what you do when they aren't watching.

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    Changing of the guard maybe..

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRB View Post
    Because they are the best car Citroen ever built! (that I can afford)
    I like the little addendum!!!!!!!
    I have owned Ds before and loved them, but I love my CX more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahn View Post
    Hi
    I opened the Citroen forum and it seems to be wall to wall CX posts ??
    Why is this? Have they had a resurgence in interest or problems??
    Jaahn
    A thousand thanks for starting it!!

    I actually have always wanted a DS but really can't justify the cost of a good one (to which might be added the high cost of divorce ). So, affordability helps....

    The CX is the last "real" Citroen so you'd hope they would get more attention over time - but I heard that there was only one at the Cit-in this year. So the CX is "up against" the charisma of the DS - they should NOT be seen as a derivative and not compared and regarded as a sort of second-rate DS.

    Right now though, it might just be chance that so many CX posts are up and that there are so few DS posts.
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    Or possibly Dee owners have got the hump?

    I want to see more Berlingo, C2, C3 posts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Or possibly Dee owners have got the hump?

    I want to see more Berlingo, C2, C3 posts!
    The 2CV contribution is maybe down a bit too?

    There's usually D activity under "restorations".

    It'd be interesting to run month by month statistics by model. For "someone" to, that is....
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    Default Citroen discrimination, owners revolting !

    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Or possibly Dee owners have got the hump?

    I want to see more Berlingo, C2, C3 posts!
    Hi
    Well on that subject I might point out that having had the pleasure of using Gumtree for some Citroen related business, I was shocked, surprised, and horrified to see the paltry choices given for Citroen as a make.
    I reveal all;
    Make; Citroen
    Model: Please choose;
    Berlingo
    BX
    C-series
    Dispach
    Xantia
    Xsara
    other

    Now this is a quite warped and un-enlightened choice of Citroen's finest models. I think there is no relation between a C-series and say a CX or C2 or ----

    I would suggest Citroen owners rise up and start a social media campaign to enlighten the world and bring about justice to all CX owners and others by pressuring Gumtree into a full offering of great models instead of mearly forcing them all into "other"
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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Or possibly Dee owners have got the hump?
    What's a hump? D owners know nothing of humps, we only know smooth

    . . . but, on topic, possibly the best car I've ever owned was our 85' CX Prestige - well aside from our '69 DS BVH and the '74 DS 23iE Pallas

    These days - "If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with. . .De da De da De da D D De!!" DS(mongrel)Special



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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    A thousand thanks for starting it!!
    So the CX is "up against" the charisma of the DS - they should be seen as a derivative and not compared and regarded as a sort of second-rate DS.
    I argue strongly against the CX being merely a derivative of the DS. The only inherited components are the Suspension Braking concept + improvements and the Motor 2000, 2200, and 2400/2500 from the late D> also the Diravi concept although totally re-designed from the SM. The body structure is altogether a new concept and embodies new thinking in safety features. Hence the 'chassis' + unitary shell feature. Totally as removed from a D as you can get!
    On the other hand many features of a D can be seen as direct developments of the TA series. Have you ever looked closely at the punt frame chassis of the D and compared it directly to the Monocoque hull of a Traction? The structures are remarkably similar. The D has merely been divested of the out skins. These have been replaced by removable body panels for ease of repair!
    Even the early D inherited the traction power plant and the early gearbox will even nearly bolt up to a Traction bell housing!
    Please regard the CX as a design in its own right and as one that posses its own beauty and charisma.
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    I honestly thought the words of that song were a posh way of talking about er... self pleasuring?
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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    I honestly thought the words of that song were a posh way of talking about er... self pleasuring?
    Never occurred to me, bit like "You can't always get what you want. . ."

    . . ."but if you try some time, you just might find, you get what you need"

    Or on a CX note. . . Start me up.
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    It could become at least two other threads!

    When they were almost done with CX production, did they have better grade steel (as in, galvanised) like on XM models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    What's a hump? D owners know nothing of humps, we only know smooth

    . . . but, on topic, possibly the best car I've ever owned was our 85' CX Prestige - well aside from our '69 DS BVH and the '74 DS 23iE Pallas

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    Hmmm Chris,
    Humps, know nothing of humps How about long humps, like old style humpy bridges at a reasonable speed ?? That is my memory of an unsmooth occasion
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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    It could become at least two other threads!

    When they were almost done with CX production, did they have better grade steel (as in, galvanised) like on XM models?
    I believe they progressively deleted the standard rust point inclusions with the improvements in the series 2 cars. From this point on rust was an optional extra only!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahn View Post
    Hmmm Chris,
    Humps, know nothing of humps How about long humps, like old style humpy bridges at a reasonable speed ?? That is my memory of an unsmooth occasion
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    Just gotta take them at the right speed. . .



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    (he he he - boy am I going to get my ass kicked...)

    Eh hem:

    We could have to different forums, one for all cars up to and including the CX and, one for the. . . . . .

    (oh shit, here it comes)
    . . .

    Boring cars!
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    Whoops. How I left out the NOT defeats me completely. Post is corrected Gerry. I agree 100% or maybe 110% with your post. Hope you've had a cuppa and a Bex and a lie down. Sorry about that!!
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    Yes that word not makes a big difference. I see that we are on the same page John!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRB View Post
    (he he he - boy am I going to get my ass kicked...)

    Eh hem:

    We could have to different forums, one for all cars up to and including the CX and, one for the. . . . . .

    (oh shit, here it comes)
    . . .

    Boring cars!
    No Just because you and I are not interested in some of the Citroen models it does not me that others are not! We must include them all. BTW I really liked your XM. Purchase of one of them is quite tempting as I recon they would be fantastic to drive. There are two reasons that I will not go down that path, one of which is well documented as a problem and the other I am married to and wish to stay that way!
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    Ahh, you saw right through me and reminded me that I am (after a fashion) driving one of those that would be on the boring side of the fence...

    Just a joke everybody, please don't hunt me down and de-knacker me. I (with mixed results) love all things Citroen - including the tart

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    No Just because you and I are not interested in some of the Citroen models it does not me that others are not! We must include them all. BTW I really liked your XM. Purchase of one of them is quite tempting as I recon they would be fantastic to drive. There are two reasons that I will not go down that path, one of which is well documented as a problem and the other I am married to and wish to stay that way!
    Two responses in one here!

    1. Yes, "NOT" does make a difference. I imagine you couldn't believe what you were reading!

    2. Sounds as if the XM for you might be a bit like a DS over here. I drove a BVH DS21 for 450 km the other Easter and I can't imagine anything to touch onel The problem with the XM I reckon is emerging with older C6 examples - plastic tubing, wiring connectors, rarity. I wouldn't touch one personally - the Xantia is enough of a modern for me - excellent and nothing has yet broken I'd add.

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