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

15 apr. 2021
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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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  • You have to pronounce it "Ci-tro-en", not "Ci-tron". "Citron" being the word for lemon. hold your jokes!

    Mjolnir G.Mjolnir G.52 minuten geleden
  • It's " Sitroen" not "Sitroun" americans being pure americans

    steliannicolaesteliannicolae53 minuten geleden
  • Living in Europe and recently bought a Citroen DS 5, great cruising car, super quiet and comfortable.

    Mjolnir G.Mjolnir G.59 minuten geleden
  • This thing is incredible this looks like the best luxury sedan from Europe in the 80s

    Slatternly SkaghalterSlatternly Skaghalter59 minuten geleden
  • Someone gift Me this classic 😁

    Sharad SonawaneSharad Sonawane3 uur geleden

    Dinko KolicDinko Kolic4 uur geleden
  • Jacques Chirac was president in 1995, way past the time of this Citroen. Maybe you were thinking Mitterrand ?

    scottibassscottibass4 uur geleden
  • My father had one of these in 2005, it was really nice even then

    Tiip93Tiip9312 uur geleden
  • This is the kind of old car you fall in love with over time, and you just can't let it go.

    Juan KidjekouchianJuan Kidjekouchian16 uur geleden
  • Citroen is pronounced See Tro Enn

    CFauvelCFauvel21 uur geleden
  • 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 .

    david knoxdavid knoxDag geleden
  • 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 HeintzeMoritz HeintzeDag geleden
  • An engineering masterpiece!

    Rim ShotRim ShotDag geleden
  • I wonder if this is the same car used in this video at 51 seconds:

    Bill BixbyBill BixbyDag geleden
  • 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??

    Wtf HappenedWtf HappenedDag geleden
  • What does this beauty lost in the USA? My dad had one of those, 2.5 turbo diesel in late 80s

    Pedro Jose SolerPedro Jose SolerDag geleden
  • He should have called his auction site Dougstore.

    Han SoloHan SoloDag geleden
  • 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!

    Michael JezMichael JezDag geleden
  • Now self-centering steering geometry is quirky?

    red00eyered00eye2 dagen geleden
  • ◀️ 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)

    Jessa LeeJessa Lee2 dagen geleden
  • Still a stunning design 35 years later.

    Visionery1Visionery12 dagen geleden
  • I'm trying to see the charm but this car is just a mess lol

    BlubusBlubus2 dagen geleden
  • Doug is the kind of guy who still thinks 1986 was 25 years ago.

    Gergely SőregiGergely Sőregi2 dagen geleden
  • My first car was an Citroen XM. Still my only car. Loving it. A Space shuttle executive.

    Gergely SőregiGergely Sőregi2 dagen geleden
  • This model is not weird if you compare it to the six-wheel model for more heavy cargo in the back.

    Winfred vVWinfred vV2 dagen geleden
  • said nothing about visibility, dead zones, etc...

    Dron KozkovDron Kozkov2 dagen geleden
  • 2:33 as a right-hander, I don't see any problems opening the door with my left hand

    Dron KozkovDron Kozkov2 dagen geleden
  • Isn’t a bugatti a french car?

    Dank MemerDank Memer2 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    Greg FarisGreg Faris2 dagen geleden

    Mopar GuyMopar Guy2 dagen geleden
  • where jaw

    ruv with dementia or something gamingruv with dementia or something gaming3 dagen geleden
  • Doug is so cool!

    AJ GAJ G3 dagen geleden
  • Citroen DS Review

    Ахмед ГаджимагомедовАхмед Гаджимагомедов3 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    Mirza ImsirovicMirza Imsirovic3 dagen geleden
  • in 1986 it was a space shuttle

    Tom C.Tom C.3 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    Mark McMarkfaceMark McMarkface4 dagen geleden
  • 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. 😉

    TootberzingTootberzing4 dagen geleden
  • You can drive that Citroen on 3 wheels!

    Simpkins TimothySimpkins Timothy4 dagen geleden
  • 💝 🅱🅴🆂🆃 🆂🅸🆃🅴🆂 👧 #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&

    Doris KellyDoris Kelly4 dagen geleden
  • That thang looks like the Family Truckster from that Vacation movie LOL.

    Russell SolomonRussell Solomon4 dagen geleden
  • Dude, ever since I discovered your channel years ago, I’ve been waiting for this video! My first car was a C4 Citroën!

    ramco91ramco914 dagen geleden
  • Good luck opening that door if police will stop you

    tomse dantomse dan4 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    Christian van NeuvesChristian van Neuves4 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    MrDmanMrDman4 dagen geleden
  • The way americans pronounce cars made by non-american or british manufacturers.

    thodkatsthodkats4 dagen geleden
  • Didn’t this model have the “steerable” headlights?

    Eric LeportEric Leport4 dagen geleden
  • Citroen is ahead of its time in many many ways and they are seriously overlooked despite that

    Leo De CrescenzoLeo De Crescenzo4 dagen geleden
  • Terrible French Monstrosity of a car, my god!

    Adnan AminAdnan Amin5 dagen geleden
  • You should check out a classic DS, a SM and Xantia V6 Activa, such quirky and awesome cars

    Storm FiireStorm Fiire5 dagen geleden
  • Long distance mile munchers with incredible comfort no matter how crap the roads were.

    David LockyerDavid Lockyer5 dagen geleden
  • 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

    Agnostura ElwarAgnostura Elwar5 dagen geleden
  • dog dejewwwwwww

    Genio TorresGenio Torres5 dagen geleden
  • I'll take it.

    BalithazzarrBalithazzarr5 dagen geleden
  • lol sit-roan

    Kaitlyn LKaitlyn L5 dagen geleden
    • 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 LKaitlyn L5 dagen geleden
    • To be fair, you did get closer some of the later times you said it :p

      Kaitlyn LKaitlyn L5 dagen geleden
  • Wiorst part of the video is the inability of Doug to say the word Citroen, he just says Citrone all the time.

    N.O.R.M.AL. BSNN.O.R.M.AL. BSN6 dagen geleden
  • Hi, Doug! What about a peugeot 406 coupe pininfarina ? It is a cool France 🇫🇷 car with design like a Ferrari!

    Wildog _Wildog _6 dagen geleden
  • 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

    賓州長過水喉.賓州長過水喉.6 dagen geleden
  • Me looking for Jawed Comment 🤗

    ᅠ6 dagen geleden
  • When Citroën made good cars.

    Imanol MorataImanol Morata6 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    Rambler AndyRambler Andy6 dagen geleden
  • 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"!

    Jan RaiskioJan Raiskio7 dagen geleden
  • My mother had a CX. I remember it was super comfortable and had some innovative features at the time.

    siraryxsiraryx7 dagen geleden
  • Hii there!

    jawed ✔jawed ✔7 dagen geleden
    • 😐

      COLD misteryCOLD mistery7 dagen geleden
  • door lockers are safely engineered, not to be opened occasionaly

    Paul ZavadskiPaul Zavadski7 dagen geleden
  • Now if Doug had chosen to test a Citroen SM that would have really blown his mind !

    Bob LawBob Law7 dagen geleden
  • Its all cool and smooth until you puncture your rear tire.

    Darvin BlackDarvin Black7 dagen geleden
    • The cover of the covered wheel well is removable

      Ssss SsssSsss Ssss7 dagen geleden
  • By the way the horn is like on a Lambo Diablo

    Евгений ПермяковЕвгений Пермяков7 dagen geleden
  • Old Citroen is the car of Doug who is a quirks-lover ))

    Евгений ПермяковЕвгений Пермяков7 dagen geleden
  • 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)

    American-V UKAmerican-V UK7 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    badbirdkcbadbirdkc7 dagen geleden
  • Everyone knows what it is Doug.

    Kenneth PattersonKenneth Patterson7 dagen geleden
  • vive le Quirk

    Dis CountDis Count7 dagen geleden
  • Thing went from slammed to monster truck

    WeaselWeasel7 dagen geleden
  • Maybe foot rests are lumbar support.. would make more sense

    Brian SharpBrian Sharp7 dagen geleden
  • More fender skirts please

    Brian SharpBrian Sharp7 dagen geleden
  • I've got that old matchbox car

    ChristianpreachingChristianpreaching8 dagen geleden
  • You are wird!

    Bruno MarquesBruno Marques8 dagen geleden
  • Please do a Citroen AX GTI

    George AltezzaGeorge Altezza8 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    Markus OberndörferMarkus Oberndörfer8 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    Ales KrajncAles Krajnc8 dagen geleden
  • Curse those Allemans for bringing out a five-cylinder engine !

    phil merlotphil merlot8 dagen geleden
  • These definately looked a bit old fashioned in the mid to late 80s. Of course Citroen were odd, that was part of the charm!

    Andy LundAndy Lund8 dagen geleden
  • 4:318:

    Flamebx NvN O1G iMnecraftFlamebx NvN O1G iMnecraft8 dagen geleden
  • 16:41 it looks like it would smell like stale cigarette smoke in a 70s office

    MatMat9 dagen geleden
  • as if it was glued together from parts from 5 different cars.

    TevLeXTevLeX9 dagen geleden
  • Try the ds 1970....,

    MrCesarcamilo76MrCesarcamilo769 dagen geleden
  • hey can you make a video about the Citroen 2CV6 Club well you can think whatsoever you want anyway i like your video make more!

    BloominqGuitarsBloominqGuitars9 dagen geleden
  • Sorry Doug! Your comments about Citroen are quirky. The CX was ahead of its time and so are many French cars that opened new frontiers in the automotive industry besides the hydrolastic suspension. Front drive was also a major advance, as the four wheel independent suspension massively applied in France since 2CV. At the time CX was perhaps the safest car on the road. Citroen went bankrupt not because of luck of innovations but because exploring new possibilities and experimenting is so expensive. Please watch the "Citroen XM story" and see what went wrong with this car.

    Panagiotis SparisPanagiotis Sparis9 dagen geleden
  • Doug, you are a strange and arrogant American... I bet you voted for Biden...

    John P. DenverJohn P. Denver9 dagen geleden
  • Back when you knew it was a Citroën or Ford that passed you... Today cars all look alike.

    John P. DenverJohn P. Denver9 dagen geleden
  • Doug looks at it from an american's perspective.. and then it's really weird indeed... 😁

    j biertjej biertje9 dagen geleden
  • THIIIIIIS is Quirk Douglas.....!!!

    Coco PopsCoco Pops9 dagen geleden
  • The outer driver-side door handle orientation isn't super weird for the 80s. The bullnose F-150 had it the same way, just not with a super-flush button that matched the handle.

    TheFavoristaTheFavorista9 dagen geleden
  • "Big number for a European car of this period" - well compared to an American V8 of the same era it is a pretty big number full stop ..

    Ian ShippenIan Shippen9 dagen geleden
  • 0 to 60 in ten min.s!!

    Richard KelleyRichard Kelley9 dagen geleden
  • I suspect that’s a real joy to get parts for in the the American Midwest.

    Dana WDana W9 dagen geleden
  • These Citroen cars were used by movie industry in Czechoslovakia to shoot riding scenes thanks to its greatest hydro pneumatic suspension that these cars have. Cameraman love them. Nowadays cinematographer have gyroscopes that minimizes any shaking.

    Jan DvorakJan Dvorak9 dagen geleden
  • All comments be like "Wheres jawed?"

    Tec BladeTec Blade9 dagen geleden
  • That door latch is made for Americans

    BelivedBelived9 dagen geleden
  • Nice, we used to have one up to when I was like 5 yrs old. Obviously not this prestige model but CX nonetheless. The upgrade for us was of course XM :)

    Henrix98Henrix989 dagen geleden