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    Icon1 The Best Citroen Ever

    Yeah so i saw this in the PUG section so i thought: Why not start one here and get some ideas on which CIT is the best. My opion: BX 16 Valve (of course!) And the VTS Xsara/Saxo. There my favs!

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    Xantia CT turbo Activa.
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    BX16V, XM, or DS23.

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    They are all VERY different cars.

    Possibly (given the time period they were released):

    --Traction Avant Big 6 hydraulic
    --mid 50's DS19
    --early 70's DS23 ie BVH
    --Citroen SM
    --CX2500 GTi turbo
    --Xantia Activa v6 or CT turbo
    --2cv ??

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    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/citro%EBn-forum/90325-best-project-car-you-have-ever-seen.html
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

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    My favourite Cit would have to be DS , Still gob-smacking and regal. Followed closely by Xsara VTS and new C2 .

    Cheers Pete

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    the airlounge is my favourite, or is it the airdream ???

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    Whilst I have loved the D, enjoyed the quirky 2CV, nothing, and I mean nothing, prepared me for my first drive of a 24valve V6 XM 5 speed manual. To this day it is a joy to drive, fast, slow, highways, byways, wet or dry.
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    It would have to be the DS for sure. Too me it is the idiosyncratic Citroen & was the car that put Citroen on the map. So far ahead of its time & with such beauty it definetely deserved its position in the top 10 cars of the Century. The Traction wouldnt be far behind & the 2CV behind that. These cars defined their markets in their time & all have had their fair share of controversy & discussions on styling etc. Long live the Goddess!
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    Whilst the BX 16V is a great car... it's also hard work to drive around town and does nothing below 4500rpm....

    The DS will aways stand head and shoulders above anything else for innovation, style and a car that symbilises so many technological achievements... let's also not forget just how much "outside the square" it was when released...!!

    You then have to look at the 2CV... how many cars can boast an over 40 year production life... relatively unchanged... it's up there with the Beetle and the Mini as an all time classic... in simplicity, and function...

    The GS Birotor... must also come close in being considered for the title...

    There are far too many to choose one... I guess it all depends on the criteria... and let's not forget the many variations we never saw in Aus...
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    My favourite is still a light 15 with D engine and four speed gearbox, its as quick or quicker than a Big 6, and lighter than the D it came from, superb handling and steering with ok brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nchandler
    BX16V, XM, or DS23.
    Ha Ha, love your style possibly add a C5HDi and what a great collection.


    My choice DS21 1969 Hydrolique (eek 3 glasses of wine and no spell check)

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood
    Ha Ha, love your style possibly add a C5HDi and what a great collection.


    My choice DS21 1969 Hydrolique (eek 3 glasses of wine and no spell check)

    Cheers
    Chris
    Hey Chris, that's roughly what my last Citroen was. A DS 21 with hydraulique box...
    However...I'm a CX man...I don't know why...It's irrational for sure...call me crazy if you like...
    I can't think of another car that comes close ....
    I can't wait to get this damn bathroom finished so I can get back to the CX and finish preparing it for the road.
    Cheers...George.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1/8th
    Hey Chris, that's roughly what my last Citroen was. A DS 21 with hydraulique box...
    However...I'm a CX man...I don't know why...It's irrational for sure...call me crazy if you like...
    I can't think of another car that comes close ....
    I can't wait to get this damn bathroom finished so I can get back to the CX and finish preparing it for the road.
    Cheers...George.
    George, I know what you mean about the CX, I once owned a 25ie Prestige, a car I seriously regret selling. I would still take the DS21 Hydraulique (thanks for the correct spelling )

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    though never having much to do with the cits the D-special is my pick, but its hard to ignore the eye-candy appeal of a gastapo car.

    coming from a renault nut, who's parents are into pugs, this is purely a visual appeal, having never actually driven either of these, or any cit for that matter, but a D-special is very high on the to-buy list, behind an alpine a110.

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    mine would be...

    sm carburettor 5 speed
    ds 19 hydraulique slough built with woodgrain dash and jaeger instruments
    gs 1220 convertisseur
    h van
    ami 6
    light 15 big boot
    cx 2400 pallas 5 speed

    most en avant citroens pre peugeot takeover are great
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    best cits hmm.... of the older generation

    1. DS Pallas
    2. SM
    3. 2CV

    of the newer cits

    1. definately the new C4 thats due out
    2. Xsara VTS
    3. BX 16v... great setup on these, suspension and engine wise but the body is shocking

    i'd own any of these, but i don't know if i could get used to looking at a BX

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    I have a big soft spot for the BX 16Trs 5 speed manual; it's just got something I can't explain.
    The 16V I love but I think going on others descriptions, a V6 Activa 24 valve...........mmmmmmmmmmmmm, the kinda thing you think about in the same vein as winning Lotto.


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    Best Citroen ever, gotta be any of the ones that get rescued from the wreckers and then go for years without missing a beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanW
    Best Citroen ever, gotta be any of the ones that get rescued from the wreckers and then go for years without missing a beat.


    I agree with you Ian, I hear you loud and clear. It's such a wasteful society we live in....these old cars are too well made and too appealing to be allowed to go to the crushers.
    keep them going ...so everyone can enjoy them.
    Cheers...George.

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    .....a D series, probably DSpecial specification (its a kind of 'power'-on-all-the-time driving technique). Having said that I would however break my heart to please an Eloise (DS23Safari).

    .....but now that I think of it a GS break is the best hydro car I have driven.... It just feels right on the road.

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