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    Default The CX appreciation thread.

    For those in the know the CX is the best model ever in the Citroen fleet. Lets show those silly D people how a thread is really done.

    Especially how todays modern hipsters are obviously are attracted to the cars (evidence below)





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    I'm with you on this one, my girlfriend would disagree but i'd rather be in that CX

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    Car 1 currently for sale (Zykyra's) - I drove it from Perth to Brisbane and it was great.

    Car 2 is the one I drove from Brisbane to Denmark - purchased from Donat.

    Don't know why pic is rotated - it displays correctly on my machine but not after it is transferred.
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    of course CX is the best, because I say so

    Is that your old blue CX in the first photo?
    My CXs usually has got an opposite effect on the ladies.
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    here's my old blue one





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    and my fave moment so far in my red one
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    Those warning lights have always puzzled me.

    Shouldn't it say "Too late to stop. Brake failure."

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    Quote Originally Posted by WLB View Post
    Those warning lights have always puzzled me.

    Shouldn't it say "Too late to stop. Brake failure."
    Naah, mine flickers now and then along with couple of random lights (brake pad warning even though I have cut the cables to the pads) and I've been ignoring that for few months now. The steering and suspension go before the brakes so nothing to worry there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WLB View Post
    Those warning lights have always puzzled me.

    Shouldn't it say "Too late to stop. Brake failure."
    Point taken, it suggests you are too late once the warning comes up. When in fact the last thing to go would be presure to the brakes, so no need to panic, she'll be right

    It should of course read...

    STOP!
    BRAKE FAILURE

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    GB's next car





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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    GB's next car

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    Very nice Shane, but if I could talk SWMBO into selling the C5 I would seriously look at Justin's 2500D

    http://www.carsales.com.au/used-cars...&rego=10352240

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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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    Would this be the hottest car in the world ??? ........................... The heatstroke special



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    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

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    I still love the black...but needs more chrome
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    S2 looks good in black, S1 not so sure.
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    Looks: OK, the CX is a sleek beautiful looking car no doubt, but to compare with a DS?
    Having owned both I always thought the CX resembled a Rover 3500 in looks except the Rover had a rear hatch the CX missed out on.
    I wrack my brain to find any car that resembles the also beautiful and sleek Ds in appearance. Are we talking exclusivity here?
    I expect a lightning bolt for saying that.

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    Ah when everything used to work!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLRNTVqxX7Q
    Tres cool! You know you want a CX! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSl0B...eature=related
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    I loved certain aspects of my 2400, but loathed others. You have to ask why was it never built as a hatch though? I cut a ski hole in my back seats, which was very easy to do!

    Must agree with Shane about the heatstroke special! I remember a black on black XM that you simply couldn't touch in the Sydney summer. Imagine sitting in it. And then you have to add the extra 10 degrees over ambient because it's a CX.

    Oh, and do watch your heater core! The end tanks are plastic. If the heater core leak, then a blowup may not be too far away. I had this very unpleasant experience with instant loss of visibility at speed.

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    Here is another great looking car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moulton2speed View Post
    Looks: OK, the CX is a sleek beautiful looking car no doubt, but to compare with a DS?
    Having owned both I always thought the CX resembled a Rover 3500 in looks except the Rover had a rear hatch the CX missed out on.
    I wrack my brain to find any car that resembles the also beautiful and sleek Ds in appearance. Are we talking exclusivity here?
    I expect a lightning bolt for saying that.
    No the Rover resembles the CX which came onto the market first. BTW, the E type has the sleekness and panache of a DS and is highly distinctive ( also highly exclusive)
    All that said I was put off my two late model D's ( both 5 speeds) by the constant failure of clutch cables.
    Perhaps I needed a BVH instead.
    I love the lines of my CX and feel that it is a worthy successor to the D.
    Cheers Gerry
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    All that said I was put off my two late model D's ( both 5 speeds) by the constant failure of clutch cables.
    Sorry Stuart for going OT, but this needs to be addressed

    ... poor condition of the bell crank on the gearbox is a major contributor to premature clutch cable failures, often overlooked in the urgency to get the car back on the road

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    Some of my favorite pics....

    cx bubble by andxeron, on Flickr

    D and CX prestige by andxeron, on Flickr

    cx break by andxeron, on Flickr

    cx day by andxeron, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Sorry Stuart for going OT, but this needs to be addressed

    ... poor condition of the bell crank on the gearbox is a major contributor to premature clutch cable failures, often overlooked in the urgency to get the car back on the road

    Cheers
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    You are so right------ also part of the problem of running the car on a shoe string budget. I replaced this part with an after market reproduction----the angles were wrong and the metal was too soft----ie a piece of garbage. Genuine ones were next to impossible to get at that time and cost the earth. This is a part of the design that did not translate well to RHD.
    Cheers Gerry

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    Dont apologise to me...this is the peoples thread.
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    I find the S2 CX disappointing after the S1. The palstic bumpers make it look too heavy visually. Those interiors of the Prestige and S2 Turbo are far to kitschy for me.

    I like you old blue CX, Stuart. Timeless good looking lines. All S1 CXs should have the spherical ashtray, whether they came with it or not. It suits the car.

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    Couldn't agree more John
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