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    Default 100 years of Citroen

    In case you haven't seen it ......yet.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSfN7d6eI3k

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    Cute ad, thanks for posting, ( I think i've seen it before... ? cough) The 'autocrat' in the DS wouldn't give hipster a lift? Everyone else did. Notsuch a good advertisement for D owners.... It paints them as wan[censored]


    And Citroën in their corporated Pol Pot dementia zeal have produced thos ridiculous video which entirely erases the DS. Believe it. Could explain why they painted the D passenger as a proletariat snubbing curmudgeon in the other video. Obviously the producers were brought up getting around in Renaults before being admitted to some second rate tertiary institution and then couldn't get a job with Regie National. Branleurs...
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    the offending link:

    https://youtu.be/YMU1DxI-gZ8


    before anyone draws breath and fingers to type and points it out I am aware that Citroen has disassociated itself with the DS in their imbecilic attempt to separate the D out to an entirely different entity/ marque. Pathetique! Quel cretins. A new word just entered my vocabulary, HONTE!
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    Geez, I see your youtube is bigger than mine!

    Yes, while we know of Citroen having attempted to separate the DS from the rest of the line up, and align it with the new DS Brand, in an effort to claim some of the heritage and legitimacy, it is no longer the case. It used to be absent from the Citroen Origins website, but it's back.
    Also on the 2 youtube clips shown above, it is present. The fact it shows the DS passenger as some kind of either minister or "captain of industry", is pretty realistic. When new the top of the range DSs were indeed owned and driven by the top echelons. Akin to the "statesman" here, while the plebs like us drove the "belmont" aka as the ID. Most of my stuck up bosses had 23IE Pallas's with leather!
    As a matter of fact, I did hitchhike quite a number of times in France in the 70's with shoulder length hair, and was indeed never picked up by DS23 Pallas's. I remember them well the bastards! It's OK, young chicks in VeeDub gave me a lift instead.

    So really, I beg to disagree. The clip is pretty well spot on, and will easily be seen by baby boomers as a wink, not a wank.
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    I would speculate that our Hipster would have only needed one Renault for that epic trip rather than all those Cits.

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    Yep because they are a dime a dozen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dmccurtayne View Post
    Yep because they are a dime a dozen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    I would speculate that our Hipster would have only needed one Renault for that epic trip rather than all those Cits.
    Hipsters like to be seen as rebels, avant-garde, creative, non-conforming, getting lots of sex, not as ordinary plebs going to work to mundane jobs at a factory in the Paris suburbs! like Renault drivers!
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    ok I missed the D between the traction and the G in the long vid so they have cleaned up their act. I was having my third morning coffee and cigs when I watched it. Streaming gone wonky or user so apologies. I also "get" the joke of the bourgeois snot head in the D in the short film.

    It clearly highlights the ever present arrogance of the French that comes with a long history of class distinction which we know they are very good at projecting or at least masquerading particularly in Paris, non?
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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    ok I missed the D between the traction and the G in the long vid so they have cleaned up their act. I was having my third morning coffee and cigs when I watched it. Streaming gone wonky or user so apologies. I also "get" the joke of the bourgeois snot head in the D in the short film.
    Yes, you're exactly right, they tried to suppress the DS for a while from all Citroen ads and films, and position it with DS Automobiles , but there was a large outcry in France, according to what I read. and the DS is back in the stable, where it belongs.
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    Hahah, you Citroen guys really crack me up, delusional, but amusing none the less

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    They are just French Mitsubishi’s


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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Hahah, you Citroen guys really crack me up, delusional, but amusing none the less
    looks like one of yours is lost, or Renault service not available for replacement cardigans and elbow patches?



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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Hahah, you Citroen guys really crack me up, delusional, but amusing none the less
    Good come back! You really belong on the Citroen side, you know! You've been prowling here for years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    looks like one of yours is lost, or Renault service not available for replacement cardigans and elbow patches?



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    Hmm, cute dog. On close inspection I deduce that to be a fake photo because any Citroen garage worth its salt would have an obvious trail of green fluid contaminating the roadway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    I would speculate that our Hipster would have only needed one Renault for that epic trip rather than all those Cits.

    Yes, most of the roads in the vid are actually sloped downhill. So, on balance one Reno could probably manage that if the wheels stayed on and no rioters tipped it over first.
    The gold CX wasn't expected to move, remaining in it's natural parked state I've been told.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    trail of green fluid contaminating the roadway
    Yes, thin trails, granted. We use that as "on-board realtime" rustproofing spray for the under carriage of older citroens.

    DPO transmission Renault oil leaks on the other hand can occupy large areas of real estate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    Yes, most of the roads in the vid are actually sloped downhill. So, on balance one Reno could probably manage that if the wheels stayed on and no rioters tipped it over first.
    The gold CX wasn't expected to move, remaining in it's natural parked state I've been told.
    Yes, good pickup there Mr S. One could conclude that the producers deliberately chose down hill shots for the illusion of a free and easy driving experience because the French Government takes a very dim view of auto pollution. An uphill shot involving Citroens would have been a smoking disaster.

    Meanwhile the Renault crowd were out winning rally events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisson_citroen View Post
    Yes, thin trails, granted. We use that as "on-board realtime" rustproofing spray for the under carriage of older citroens.

    DPO transmission Renault oil leaks on the other hand can occupy large areas of real estate!
    Lets face it, there are no second place getters in the oil leak stakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisson_citroen View Post
    Hipsters like to be seen as rebels, avant-garde, creative, non-conforming, getting lots of sex, not as ordinary plebs going to work to mundane jobs at a factory in the Paris suburbs! like Renault drivers!
    ...it would be of concern to most of us non-Citroen folk as to which particular persuasion the sex was with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    Yes, most of the roads in the vid are actually sloped downhill. So, on balance one Reno could probably manage that if the wheels stayed on and no rioters tipped it over first.
    The gold CX wasn't expected to move, remaining in it's natural parked state I've been told.
    Ah! Ah! Ah! What a Friday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    ...it would be of concern to most of us as to which particular persuasion the sex was with.
    The legal guillotine might strike if we elaborate!
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    In an age of supposed fluidity, it's a shame Citroen axed their fluid suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmccurtayne View Post
    They are just French Mitsubishi’s
    David, now that is a step too far
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