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    Default Some CX love.

    Through fortuitous circumstances (a swap), I have taken delivery of a 1985 CX 2500 GTi auto.
    I hope that the CX (generically) will ramp up in recognition, (I find them particularly aesthetic), and of course, they have a few techno features that are worthy of respect.


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    Once upon a time:


    Many R4s (incl. fourgonnette), R5LS, R16TS.


    GS 1015, 1220, sedans and wagons.
    CX 2200, 2400.
    ID 1966, 1969, DS21H, DSpecial, DS23 Pallas.
    C5 2002, 2004 petrol and diesel.
    D Special 1974
    Xantia Activa 1998 (look out Gulargambone)
    GS 5 speed sedan (what a tale)
    1986 2CV6
    CX25GTi 1985 auto
    CX2500 IE Pallas 1985 auto
    DS23EFI 1975 Pallas

    And now:

    C5 2.2 HDI 2005 wagon
    DS23 1973 Pallas

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    I don't understand the resistance/lack of recognition with the CX

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    dammit thats my favourite version! Minus the leather and silver paint. But still looking mighty good! Hope it is nice to you!

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    Looks like a nice one. Show it some love and it will love you back
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    Awesome spec. Love the GTI and the Auto - makes for a great cruiser!
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    Looks nice

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    "It is said" that interest in the CX is hotting up.
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    Once upon a time:


    Many R4s (incl. fourgonnette), R5LS, R16TS.


    GS 1015, 1220, sedans and wagons.
    CX 2200, 2400.
    ID 1966, 1969, DS21H, DSpecial, DS23 Pallas.
    C5 2002, 2004 petrol and diesel.
    D Special 1974
    Xantia Activa 1998 (look out Gulargambone)
    GS 5 speed sedan (what a tale)
    1986 2CV6
    CX25GTi 1985 auto
    CX2500 IE Pallas 1985 auto
    DS23EFI 1975 Pallas

    And now:

    C5 2.2 HDI 2005 wagon
    DS23 1973 Pallas

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyk View Post
    "It is said" that interest in the CX is hotting up.
    Like the passengers on a summer day.
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    (... to say nothing of the driver.)

    Has been fully repainted, the interior is the blue/grey knobbly fabric, (in pretty good condition).
    Passed blue slip.

    Not too bad all round, (just discovering the problems..like the speedo that stopped functioning on the drive home).

    They look quite small parked in the street next to conventional cars..
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    Once upon a time:


    Many R4s (incl. fourgonnette), R5LS, R16TS.


    GS 1015, 1220, sedans and wagons.
    CX 2200, 2400.
    ID 1966, 1969, DS21H, DSpecial, DS23 Pallas.
    C5 2002, 2004 petrol and diesel.
    D Special 1974
    Xantia Activa 1998 (look out Gulargambone)
    GS 5 speed sedan (what a tale)
    1986 2CV6
    CX25GTi 1985 auto
    CX2500 IE Pallas 1985 auto
    DS23EFI 1975 Pallas

    And now:

    C5 2.2 HDI 2005 wagon
    DS23 1973 Pallas

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyk View Post
    (... to say nothing of the driver.)

    Has been fully repainted, the interior is the blue/grey knobbly fabric, (in pretty good condition).
    Passed blue slip.

    Not too bad all round, (just discovering the problems..like the speedo that stopped functioning on the drive home).

    They look quite small parked in the street next to conventional cars..
    Probably the feed cable that runs from the DIRAVI splitter to the back of the speedo. The plastic speedo end on ours split/perished and the speedo would only work occasionally. I had new ends put on it by an instrument maker in Wollongong and it worked fine for the rest of Celeste CX's time with us. See if you can find a post I had years ago about CX Speedo.
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    I love the CX and will buy a fully restored one (by someone else, at their expense) one day.
    cheers Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyk View Post
    "It is said" that interest in the CX is hotting up.
    I live in hope!! David is right too!
    JohnW

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    Nice pick-up Gary. It does look good and straight.

    They are a great cruiser. Sublimely comfortable and stable at the legal limit (or just above ).
    Cheers, Peter J
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    Finally got the Historic reg done, and took *her* for a suburban drive.

    Time still forbids a proper going over, but the body does appear excellent, straight and without rust, and a good quality respray.
    Seats are in very good order, head lining needs TLC. Runs well, but needs some immediate attention (spheres, muffler, a/c, etc) but drives nicely, brakes are phenomenal, steering wheel 100%! Feels like a pretty solid car and a very good basis for some tweaking and resto. I am quite besotted with the looks of this car. Prior CX ownership included two "cheapies" that were, um, nice, but not great, and a very good 2400 5 speed import (which was quite impressive). I'm quietly confident that this one will prove to be quite fab.


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    Once upon a time:


    Many R4s (incl. fourgonnette), R5LS, R16TS.


    GS 1015, 1220, sedans and wagons.
    CX 2200, 2400.
    ID 1966, 1969, DS21H, DSpecial, DS23 Pallas.
    C5 2002, 2004 petrol and diesel.
    D Special 1974
    Xantia Activa 1998 (look out Gulargambone)
    GS 5 speed sedan (what a tale)
    1986 2CV6
    CX25GTi 1985 auto
    CX2500 IE Pallas 1985 auto
    DS23EFI 1975 Pallas

    And now:

    C5 2.2 HDI 2005 wagon
    DS23 1973 Pallas

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    Ahhhh. That's lovely, both the car and the news.

    Enjoy. I'm wafting around Perth in the CX this month and next I hope.
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    A well positioned cable tie works wonders with the speedo at the back of the instrument cluster.
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    Fantastic car garyk
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    Quote Originally Posted by deesse View Post
    I love the CX and will buy a fully restored one (by someone else, at their expense) one day.
    cheers Tony
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    That`s a beautiful car! But wife thinks ugly and does not want to see it near our house That is why not popular....
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    No disrespect to your wife, but many fine things were publicly unappreciated for many years until the world caught up.. Think Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, (Impressionists in general really), The Sydney Opera House...

    In time, the CX will be up there with the DS as one of the iconic cars of all time. I just love mine. It holds the road better and rides & steers better than my work provided Toyoda or any previous work hack for that matter... Stay calm. Keep the faith.
    Cheers, Peter J
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    Small personal commentary.

    I have owned and operated many Citroens (see signature below) as well as other marques (Morris, VW, Audi, BMW, Honda, Holden) admittedly at most times concurrently also owning at least one Citroen and often a Renault. (In fact I sold the BMW 2002 as it was inferior to the R16TS).

    I own D's (and these are also very high on the visual appeal for me) however there is still "something" about the look of the CX that I believe makes it one of the true classic (overworked term) cars. And then there is the interior....

    I also trust that in time it will climb the ranks of desirability. I think it is a better, purer looking car than the SM.
    And, "the last of the true Citroens?"

    Some cars have cred for reasons such as performance (Porsche, et al) and equally we know that in terms of reliability, fuel economy, etc, the pragmatics of some collectible cars are not always desirable (overheating Jaguars?). (And CX reliability, I 'suppose...)

    But in terms of pure form, my hit list includes 50/60's 'Vettes, Mustangs, Jaguar (XK and E in particular) and the CX.
    In the D's, I gently lean toward the single headlight models in terms of design purity ... and the earlier ones in terms of insanely wonderful interior styling (dashboard).

    I have warm fondness for other extravagances, like 50's and 60's Yank Finned Excesses, the occasional super cars (Ferrari, Lambo) in terms of design appeal. Nevertheless, for me, the visuals of the CX are still right up there.

    LJK Setright was fond of them too.
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    Once upon a time:


    Many R4s (incl. fourgonnette), R5LS, R16TS.


    GS 1015, 1220, sedans and wagons.
    CX 2200, 2400.
    ID 1966, 1969, DS21H, DSpecial, DS23 Pallas.
    C5 2002, 2004 petrol and diesel.
    D Special 1974
    Xantia Activa 1998 (look out Gulargambone)
    GS 5 speed sedan (what a tale)
    1986 2CV6
    CX25GTi 1985 auto
    CX2500 IE Pallas 1985 auto
    DS23EFI 1975 Pallas

    And now:

    C5 2.2 HDI 2005 wagon
    DS23 1973 Pallas

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    Ah, the great LJK Setright is known by some still. Did you know his parents were Australian?

    I agree with you about the CX. They do deserve better recognition. We've been saying this for years of course....

    Cheers
    JohnW

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    Renault R8 1965
    Renault Scenic 2005 (wife's)
    Renault Scenic 2007 (mine)
    Renault Scenic 2006 (daughter's)
    CitroŽn CX Pallas 1980

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    Once upon a time:


    Many R4s (incl. fourgonnette), R5LS, R16TS.


    GS 1015, 1220, sedans and wagons.
    CX 2200, 2400.
    ID 1966, 1969, DS21H, DSpecial, DS23 Pallas.
    C5 2002, 2004 petrol and diesel.
    D Special 1974
    Xantia Activa 1998 (look out Gulargambone)
    GS 5 speed sedan (what a tale)
    1986 2CV6
    CX25GTi 1985 auto
    CX2500 IE Pallas 1985 auto
    DS23EFI 1975 Pallas

    And now:

    C5 2.2 HDI 2005 wagon
    DS23 1973 Pallas

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    Did you know his parents were Australian?

    Just discovered that as I was reading up on him.
    I enjoyed his motoring journalism (he was considered the best around).

    Today's motoring journalism is just plumb dumb.
    Once upon a time:


    Many R4s (incl. fourgonnette), R5LS, R16TS.


    GS 1015, 1220, sedans and wagons.
    CX 2200, 2400.
    ID 1966, 1969, DS21H, DSpecial, DS23 Pallas.
    C5 2002, 2004 petrol and diesel.
    D Special 1974
    Xantia Activa 1998 (look out Gulargambone)
    GS 5 speed sedan (what a tale)
    1986 2CV6
    CX25GTi 1985 auto
    CX2500 IE Pallas 1985 auto
    DS23EFI 1975 Pallas

    And now:

    C5 2.2 HDI 2005 wagon
    DS23 1973 Pallas

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    Thanks for the porn! Lovely.

    Setright's writing is just soooo good. I should buy more of his books. His "The Power to Fly" on aero piston engines is very good too.

    Cheers
    JohnW

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    Renault R8 1965
    Renault Scenic 2005 (wife's)
    Renault Scenic 2007 (mine)
    Renault Scenic 2006 (daughter's)
    CitroŽn CX Pallas 1980

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