The Citroen CX Is an Amazingly Quirky and Weird French Luxury Car

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Doug DeMuro

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The Citroen CX is a crazy car with amazing quirks. Today I’m reviewing the Citroen CX and I’ll show you all the weird quirks of this unusual French luxury car. I’m also driving the Citroen CX, and I’ll show you what it’s like behind the wheel of a weird 1980s Citroën!
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Eracer 52 minuter sedan
DUUDE !!! I have been watching your videos for a while now, before you started Cars&Bids ! We get it, the new website, we know it, why add the intro in each video? You can just add a link in the video or something shorter which won't interrupt the whole experience of just seeing a review for a car I like (so many cars.. :)) ). I mean, for someone who hits you channel for the first time - yes - it makes sense, but I frequently hit your channel, I am from Romania (where it is very expensive to get a car from USA, customs etc) and I like the videos, but it is not neccesary to repeat the commercial in each one. Hope this reaches you because I like your videos and format ! Best regards and good luck, Robert
Mikey MK
Mikey MK 3 timmar sedan
It's great to hear someone pronouncing Andre's surname properly! Well near enough.. 'Si-tro-en' ..Especially Doug, who can't even say 'mirror'... Another entertainingly informative video.
Osman Martinez
Osman Martinez 3 timmar sedan
Dude ur weird lol opening a door with your right hand even if ur a righty is uncomfortable im a righty and always open the cars door with my left it just makes sense
Martin Si
Martin Si 8 timmar sedan
Great a car that looks like your pulling a trigger of gun when you open the door . Exactly what we need when the police stop you and come up along side and tell you to get out .
silkdestroyer 12 timmar sedan
"Maybe" Citroen were ahead of the time? Compare this to the crap mainstream US car makers were chuning out in the 80s. Pity you couldn't have found a series 1 CX with it's revolving drum instruments. Incidentally, the controls around the steering are perfect, once you get used to them. I had a very early series 1 Prestige and currently have a late series 1 Pallas. And you can keep all of the stupid exotica you review. MY dream car is a Citroen SM!. (But not one if the ugly US compliant versions.)
0T13 15 timmar sedan
my grandad had one in black, loved it as a kid.
Jack Yong
Jack Yong 16 timmar sedan
Citroen wouldn't have been this great without Dongfeng of China acquired them #MadeInChina2025 #BeltAndRoad 🇨🇳
norwegiangadgetman 16 timmar sedan
The rear defroster button is placed where it is because it's not a button you need to use while driving, so why not move them away from the easy-reach places reserved for more important stuff? The slot in the centre console under the aftermarket cup holders is for an additional unit in the stereo system. There may be an issue with the suspension as slowly as it raised up. The uppermost setting is known as 'garage setting' and you're NOT supposed to drive with it. You use it when replacing tires... takes out all the slack in the suspension so you only need to jack it a very short distance. Also it's very easy to maintain as long as you have more than 3 braincells. As this isn't the estate version(which are wider in the back) it can be driven at normal speeds even with one rear wheel missing entirely. Even the British Chieftain main battle tanks use Hydropneumatic suspension. And Rolls Royce licensed part of Citroëns system to use on their limousines. In fact, the only thing 'weird' on this or any other Citroën is that they number the engine cylinders the correct way(cyl 1 is closest to the flywheel, where the power is output.) unlike the weird US way, of starting the numbering at the end of the engine with all the messy belts...
CapTalks 16 timmar sedan
This car is dank af, gawd damn.
Colin Elderfield
Colin Elderfield 18 timmar sedan
The oil pressure doesn't seem high. I had a citroën visa super e which doesn't have self cancelling indicators.On the CX you can change a flat tyre without a jack simply by raising the hydraulic suspension.
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson 22 timmar sedan
it sits on its wheels like a sandwich that is falling apart.
Huub Joan Franssen
Huub Joan Franssen Dag sedan
This car is the definition of quirkiness. The most fun car I ever had the pleasure to drive, but also the scariest. It makes you say Viva la France.... Maybe the Citroën 2CV next?
O. S.
O. S. Dag sedan
Why are cupholders so important to you?
Alexei M S Cruz
Alexei M S Cruz Dag sedan
strange for a car guy, Doug doesn't understand the methodology of opening a car door or any door for that matter... you always open any door with the opposite hand from where the knob or latch is located to easily enter...
Monika Poziombka-Kaźmierczak
Monika Poziombka-Kaźmierczak Dag sedan
Basse hochen basse hochen
00k Dag sedan
High class review ( getting better every year) On a side note: there are 2 ways to say this name: The French and the Dutch way. Dutch ? Yes Grandpa Citroen was Dutch. Citroen = Lemon in Dutch.
Ennovative Dag sedan
13:29 - 13:50 I thought it was just going to keep going like inspector gadgets car.
Ennovative Dag sedan
If Doug's body language gives you panic attacks, you can fix it by adjusting the playback speed to 0.75%
sirstrongbad Dag sedan
@18:34 it would also mean that if there was only one rear passenger they could roll the window on the other side without leaning quite so far.
slayer666micgaming Dag sedan
My parents owned a BX when I was a kid , I remember how smooth the ride was you didnt feel any bumps and the roads here in belgium are verry bad
Mjolnir G.
Mjolnir G. Dag sedan
You have to pronounce it "Ci-tro-en", not "Ci-tron". "Citron" being the word for lemon. hold your jokes!
steliannicolae Dag sedan
It's " Sitroen" not "Sitroun" americans being pure americans
Mjolnir G.
Mjolnir G. Dag sedan
Living in Europe and recently bought a Citroen DS 5, great cruising car, super quiet and comfortable.
Slatternly Skaghalter
Slatternly Skaghalter Dag sedan
This thing is incredible this looks like the best luxury sedan from Europe in the 80s
Sharad Sonawane
Sharad Sonawane Dag sedan
Someone gift Me this classic 😁
Dinko Kolic
Dinko Kolic Dag sedan
scottibass Dag sedan
Jacques Chirac was president in 1995, way past the time of this Citroen. Maybe you were thinking Mitterrand ?
Ssss Ssss
Ssss Ssss 3 timmar sedan
Jacques Chirac also drove CX while he was the Paris Mayor and kept driving CX long time after it's been replaced by the XM in 1989
Tiip93 2 dagar sedan
My father had one of these in 2005, it was really nice even then
Juan Kidjekouchian
Juan Kidjekouchian 2 dagar sedan
This is the kind of old car you fall in love with over time, and you just can't let it go.
CFauvel 2 dagar sedan
Citroen is pronounced See Tro Enn
david knox
david knox 2 dagar sedan
my friend did his apprentice ship on citroens back in the day they were always different . but listening to this yank knob gassing on about something he dont understand. way in advanced of his usual naff muscle car crap .the cx was for its day a great car but not for ignorant knobs like Doug .
Moritz Heintze
Moritz Heintze 2 dagar sedan
The weirdest feature of the CX is missing here unfortunately: 4 year old CX's were sold in Europe really cheap because of serious rusting. The rumor was, they would rust already in the product flyer. Somehow, your specimen never was exposed to humid climate.
Moritz Heintze
Moritz Heintze 14 timmar sedan
@fannekuchen Southern Europe for sure.
fannekuchen 22 timmar sedan
As the keychain suggests, the CX was imported from Europe.
Rim Shot
Rim Shot 2 dagar sedan
An engineering masterpiece!
Bill Bixby
Bill Bixby 2 dagar sedan
I wonder if this is the same car used in this video at 51 seconds:
Wtf Happened
Wtf Happened 3 dagar sedan
Did this guy ever see a car before 2000??? Every Cadillac or Lincoln I ever owned had FOUR ashtrays & lighters - ILLUMINATED - until the end of the 20th century... Space above the glove box? Oh, I don't know - maybe it's where THE HVAC STUFF IS! (OMG, and the "aftermarket" cupholders?? K-Mart junk with a 2x2 piece of wood & electrical tape!!!) OMG II: That "covered-up-rear-wheel-arch" is called a FENDER SKIRT you ignoramus! It only dates back to the 40's or 30's... AND it only disappeared from American luxury cars between 1977 & 1980. FINALLY: He couldn't do any research for WHY they indented the rear window??
Pedro Jose Soler
Pedro Jose Soler 3 dagar sedan
What does this beauty lost in the USA? My dad had one of those, 2.5 turbo diesel in late 80s
Han Solo
Han Solo 3 dagar sedan
He should have called his auction site Dougstore.
Michael Jez
Michael Jez 3 dagar sedan
Rear window is curved in so that you don't need a rear wiper. Citroen did not want to spoil the rear window with an ugly wiper blade. XM is the last real Citroen. Thanks for the great video!
red00eye 3 dagar sedan
Now self-centering steering geometry is quirky?
Jessa Lee
Jessa Lee 3 dagar sedan ◀️ ٩(◕‿◕)۶_🆂_🅴_🆇_💕 💞😘 #今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです% この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!#1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#(まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,*在整個人類歷史上,#強者,#富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,#氏族,#城鎮,#城市和鄉村中的弱者,#無`'#守和貧窮成員。#然而,#人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,#被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,#並繼續將其 融入不斷發展的人類社會。$說到食物,#不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。#相反,🤪他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。#他們學會了清潔,🤩切塊,#調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,#在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,#_並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(#如山核桃,#山核桃和豆科灌木 #來調味食s)
Visionery1 3 dagar sedan
Still a stunning design 35 years later.
Blubus 3 dagar sedan
I'm trying to see the charm but this car is just a mess lol
Gergely Sőregi
Gergely Sőregi 3 dagar sedan
Doug is the kind of guy who still thinks 1986 was 25 years ago.
Gergely Sőregi
Gergely Sőregi 3 dagar sedan
My first car was an Citroen XM. Still my only car. Loving it. A Space shuttle executive.
Winfred vV
Winfred vV 3 dagar sedan
This model is not weird if you compare it to the six-wheel model for more heavy cargo in the back.
Dron Kozkov
Dron Kozkov 4 dagar sedan
said nothing about visibility, dead zones, etc...
Dron Kozkov
Dron Kozkov 4 dagar sedan
2:33 as a right-hander, I don't see any problems opening the door with my left hand
Dank Memer
Dank Memer 4 dagar sedan
Isn’t a bugatti a french car?
Greg Faris
Greg Faris 4 dagar sedan
He forgot to mention perhaps the most defining characteristic - the title justification - CX, in engineering terms, is the coefficient of drag, and the Citroën CX was designed at the outset as the most aerodynamically perfect car ever developed - a title it may still be close to, even in today’s energy-crunching craze. The single-spoke steering wheel is derived from the even quirkier predecessor, the DS, and the turn signals that are not self cancelling come with that, though the placement of the lights and wipers on adjacent pods came at the time of the CX and the down-sized GS - we called them “sattélites”. The successor to the CX was the XM - Not sure if that was ever marketed in the US, but a far more exotic precursor is the Citroën-Maserati SM, which can be found in high-end markets wherever snake-skin upholstery is a regular option.
Mopar Guy
Mopar Guy 4 dagar sedan
ruv with dementia or something gaming
ruv with dementia or something gaming 4 dagar sedan
where jaw
AJ G 4 dagar sedan
Doug is so cool!
Ахмед Гаджимагомедов
Ахмед Гаджимагомедов 4 dagar sedan
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Mirza Imsirovic
Mirza Imsirovic 5 dagar sedan
The car is unique rather than strange, quirky, weird. Citroen was always ready to think out of pattern set by US and germany. I would never understand why americans are always make fun of cars different than theirs.
Tom C.
Tom C. 5 dagar sedan
in 1986 it was a space shuttle
Mark McMarkface
Mark McMarkface 5 dagar sedan
The Prestige was a long wheelbase version of the CX which used the floorpan and rear doors from the estate version. The rear roof was also higher which ruined the styling somewhat. The concave rear window was designed to keep itself clear without the aid of a wiper. I suspect from the way Doug's head is bobbing around makes me think the suspension spheres are knackered and need replacing. Despite his verdict, the steering is extremely accurate and quick as well as being very easy to drive at high speed with a feeling of immense stability. An extra benefit of the suspension is that it can safely be driven on three wheels and will remain stable in case of a tyre blowing out.
Tootberzing 5 dagar sedan
Hi Doug, I am French and thank you for reviewing this car ! You have already reviewed french cars with the Peugeot 3008 and of course some Bugattis. 😉
Simpkins Timothy
Simpkins Timothy 5 dagar sedan
You can drive that Citroen on 3 wheels!
Doris Kelly
Doris Kelly 6 dagar sedan 💝 🅱🅴🆂🆃 🆂🅸🆃🅴🆂 👧 #今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした, #在整個人類歷史上,#強者,#富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,#氏族,#城鎮,#城市和鄉村中的弱者,#無`'#守和貧窮成員。#然而,#人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,#被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,#並繼續將其 融入不斷發展的人類社會。.#說到食物,#不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。@相反,#他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。#他們學會了清潔,切塊$ #調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味食o&
Russell Solomon
Russell Solomon 6 dagar sedan
That thang looks like the Family Truckster from that Vacation movie LOL.
ramco91 6 dagar sedan
Dude, ever since I discovered your channel years ago, I’ve been waiting for this video! My first car was a C4 Citroën!
tomse dan
tomse dan 6 dagar sedan
Good luck opening that door if police will stop you
Christian van Neuves
Christian van Neuves 6 dagar sedan
From experience I can report, it's the best car reading a broadsheet in the rear seats. And its from an era when broadsheets still were worth reading.
MrDman 6 dagar sedan
The spare tire in engine might be a clever places to have a warm tire in the winter, then they could go safari by putting it on the hoods instead. It look like a better Prius car yet better spec all around. Why more cars aren't backseat as this?! It as close as Futurama! 1920 event car design you can get, but everything need to be race car.
thodkats 6 dagar sedan
The way americans pronounce cars made by non-american or british manufacturers.
Eric Leport
Eric Leport 6 dagar sedan
Didn’t this model have the “steerable” headlights?
Leo De Crescenzo
Leo De Crescenzo 6 dagar sedan
Citroen is ahead of its time in many many ways and they are seriously overlooked despite that
Adnan Amin
Adnan Amin 6 dagar sedan
Terrible French Monstrosity of a car, my god!
Storm Fiire
Storm Fiire 7 dagar sedan
You should check out a classic DS, a SM and Xantia V6 Activa, such quirky and awesome cars
David Lockyer
David Lockyer 7 dagar sedan
Long distance mile munchers with incredible comfort no matter how crap the roads were.
Agnostura Elwar
Agnostura Elwar 7 dagar sedan
The CX is a great car, I have had two of them. The diesel engine are sturdy and reliable, the car is fantastic to drive. There are no other anything near its comfort on long touring. You can load it with 5-600 kg without any dramatic effect on the car. I've driven them for over 500 000 km with only oilchange and filter, and valveadjustment. Very reliable
Genio Torres
Genio Torres 7 dagar sedan
dog dejewwwwwww
Balithazzarr 7 dagar sedan
I'll take it.
Kaitlyn L
Kaitlyn L 7 dagar sedan
lol sit-roan
Kaitlyn L
Kaitlyn L 7 dagar sedan
It’s certainly not as beautiful as the DS, but it’s got its own charm. Citroën really cared about aero way earlier than most - that was born out of French postwar fuel rationing. The drag factor of the DS has only been surpassed in recent years, it was identical to many 90s aero jello cars, whilst looking way nicer. But didn’t a bunch of American cars from the 60s have covered rear wheels too?
Kaitlyn L
Kaitlyn L 7 dagar sedan
To be fair, you did get closer some of the later times you said it :p
N.O.R.M.AL. BSN 7 dagar sedan
Wiorst part of the video is the inability of Doug to say the word Citroen, he just says Citrone all the time.
Wildog _
Wildog _ 7 dagar sedan
Hi, Doug! What about a peugeot 406 coupe pininfarina ? It is a cool France 🇫🇷 car with design like a Ferrari!
賓州長過水喉. 7 dagar sedan
I had a Citroen BX & XM before, the riding comfort made you enjoy driving; luxurious fittings, many room for passengers always neglected by buyers that days. The past Citroen were the best
7 dagar sedan
Me looking for Jawed Comment 🤗
Imanol Morata
Imanol Morata 8 dagar sedan
When Citroën made good cars.
Rambler Andy
Rambler Andy 8 dagar sedan
You've absolutely got to love Citroen vehicles from their own era. I borrowed a Citroen for 3 months from this era and it was such wonderful quirky fun. It always left me smiling. Mind you, I never had to service it. That could be a problem. Citroen was a hugely innovative company though. Several of the modern auto design components we take for granted these days were either invented or developed by Citroen. They were just years ahead of their time. Doug didn't mention it, but I bet this car had steering following headlights. First seen a decade or so earlier - on an earlier Citroen. BTW, panel gaps. Impressive distance, eh? Who cares.
Jan Raiskio
Jan Raiskio 8 dagar sedan
Isälläni oli tällainen taksina Rovaniemellä 1985-87. kahden litran bensa ja manuaali. Koska suomeen tuli vain muutama auto ja isäni halusi mustan, niin kummassakin oli kattoluukku. Se oli ehkä ainoa lisävaruste. Itse en ehtinyt ajaa sillä taksia, mutta muuten kyllä. Ja olipa se vaan mahtava auto ajaa! Ajattelin, että kylläpä käy sääliksi kaikkia muita autoilijoita, kun eivät saa ajaa "taikamatolla"!
siraryx 8 dagar sedan
My mother had a CX. I remember it was super comfortable and had some innovative features at the time.
jawed ✔
jawed ✔ 8 dagar sedan
Hii there!
COLD mistery
COLD mistery 8 dagar sedan
Paul Zavadski
Paul Zavadski 8 dagar sedan
door lockers are safely engineered, not to be opened occasionaly
Bob Law
Bob Law 8 dagar sedan
Now if Doug had chosen to test a Citroen SM that would have really blown his mind !
Darvin Black
Darvin Black 8 dagar sedan
Its all cool and smooth until you puncture your rear tire.
Ssss Ssss
Ssss Ssss 8 dagar sedan
The cover of the covered wheel well is removable
Евгений Пермяков
Евгений Пермяков 8 dagar sedan
By the way the horn is like on a Lambo Diablo
Евгений Пермяков
Евгений Пермяков 8 dagar sedan
Old Citroen is the car of Doug who is a quirks-lover ))
American-V UK
American-V UK 8 dagar sedan
So many misconceptions and misleading statements presented as facts. Fifteen minutes in, I can't take any more. Good job you didn't have the Mk1to play with, because they were even madder! They had steel bumpers, which were more of an issue regarding ride height. Mentioning the steering alone, all steering is self-centering on the move, the difference with the CX is that it uses the same system as the suspension to run the power steering, and it self-centres when stationary. And it does that because when parked, the car will sink on the suspension and the front wheels - if turned - will jam in the wheel arches. The suspension has two ride settings: regular and a long travel for a smoother ride. You do not drive at anything more than a walking pace in either of the two service settings - fully up, which is to speed wheel removal (raise it up on the suspension, fit the jack under the relevant jacking point, lower the suspension and the wheel lifts clear of the ground) or to ford shallow streams; and fully down, which is to look cool, when parked ... and which prevents parking attendants fitting a wheel clamp, which I'm sure is coincidental. The reason why the rear wheel arch doesn't intrude on the rear door is because the wheel is so close to the back of the car, which has some specific benefits in terms of straight line stability, and you don't mention that the rear track is narrower than the front ... and uses different tyres to the front. And the reason why yours has so much space in the rear is because it is the long wheelbase version, as it clearly says in the description on your own auction site. Can't take anymore, so going to have to hope that you mentioned the concave rear screen that successfully prevents rain water settling on it without needing a rear wiper, thanks to aerodynamic effects. And pointed out that it's got a small trunk for something that looks like a 5 door. Please try harder in future. You haven't done these ground-breaking cars the justice they deserve. (A former owner of five CXs: two mk1 estates and three mk2 saloons, before moving on to an XM)
badbirdkc 9 dagar sedan
My dad worked at a dealership and they got a couple of these. He got to drive one for the weekend and we took it to my grandparents. I vividly remember those door handles and door locks. My dad made a big deal about the suspension and said the car could supposedly drive on three wheels. We were told to be on our very best behavior, as the car was very valuable. I thought it was cool. The covered wheel seemed very futuristic to me.
Kenneth Patterson
Kenneth Patterson 9 dagar sedan
Everyone knows what it is Doug.
Dis Count
Dis Count 9 dagar sedan
vive le Quirk
Weasel 9 dagar sedan
Thing went from slammed to monster truck
Brian Sharp
Brian Sharp 9 dagar sedan
Maybe foot rests are lumbar support.. would make more sense
Brian Sharp
Brian Sharp 9 dagar sedan
More fender skirts please
Christianpreaching 9 dagar sedan
I've got that old matchbox car
Bruno Marques
Bruno Marques 9 dagar sedan
You are wird!
George Altezza
George Altezza 9 dagar sedan
Please do a Citroen AX GTI
Markus Oberndörfer
Markus Oberndörfer 9 dagar sedan
This car was also delivered to the communist East-Germany and served some higher ranks in the regime. They were painted in dark blue. After the reunification a friend of mine had one in this color and we made a trip to Czechoslovakia via eastern Germany. We arrived the border in the middle of the night and the german border guard found it somehow a bit strange. So they controlled us very intensively. Half a year later we had a barrel of beer in the trunk and we lost it underway. It rolled down into a valley in the midst of a forest and we did not find it again. Since then we transported beer barrels on the front passenger seat with seat belts on.
Ales Krajnc
Ales Krajnc 9 dagar sedan
Doug doesn't seem to know much about Citroens. Firstly, the "Prestige" label is there for a reason - it's 25cm longer than an ordinary CX. Also, he acts like self centering is a bug rather than a feature. Most importantly, he should take it up to around 140 kp/h and THEN talk about drive comfort, especially compared to other cars of that era. This thing was light years ahead of the competition in that regard. Light years. There are only two cars that drive as comfortably as this one - Citroen XM and Citroen C6. Oh, yeah, and one of the Rolls Royce models that bought the Citroen pneumatic suspension license. No other car comes close to the smoothness of this thing.
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