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

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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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  1. Brad Meissner
    Brad Meissner
    12 tundi tagasi

    I'm sure it losing oil pressure at 3:20 is normal

  2. 1 0
    1 0
    17 tundi tagasi

    Least citroen isnt vauxhall

  3. White
    Päev tagasi

    11:26 looks like some cut cork on the bottom with electrical tape to keep it in there idk about "designed" lol

  4. Gary Mealy
    Gary Mealy
    Päev tagasi

    The car is ugly but i love all of the switches and controls on dash and how it opens so simple and cool

  5. François Piednoël
    François Piednoël
    Päev tagasi

    You should do some better home work on your special videos, you had a lot of facts very wrong. For example, Citroen did not sell this car in USA, only a company called CXA did, they were an importer of the CX and did it by modifying the side doors with re-enforcement to pass the side crash test.

  6. Free_Gold
    2 päeva tagasi

    I quite like this car but not my dream car.

  7. Free_Gold
    2 päeva tagasi

    The seats look fantastic.

  8. Free_Gold
    2 päeva tagasi

    Great channel!

  9. Henry Huijbers
    Henry Huijbers
    2 päeva tagasi

    People are staring at the car, not knowing what it is. Not in Europe, you still see them every now and then. Another Citroen you should look at is the SM, if you can find one. It has a Maserati engine.

  10. Juan Cardozo
    Juan Cardozo
    3 päeva tagasi

    It is not weird, we love it. Citroen really went for innovation. As a formerr owner of two citroen, the innovation they brought was amazing.what is the problem with the horn? There is a reason why nowadays, if you go to NY, most of vehicles are toyota, honda, kia hiunday, volkswagen.

  11. Juan Cardozo
    Juan Cardozo
    3 päeva tagasi

    Absolutely beautiful car,

  12. K. Robak
    K. Robak
    3 päeva tagasi

    How many times can you use word "weird" in one video. Pretty annoying. Other than that, great car

  13. Jeff Sparks
    Jeff Sparks
    3 päeva tagasi

    I'm sure Doug's a nice guy but good lord, the guy has an annoying delivery and odd sense of mockery.

  14. Alain Couillaud
    Alain Couillaud
    4 päeva tagasi

    Check out the 6 wheeler version ! Amazing ! The SM was really really nice too!

  15. Marcelo J
    Marcelo J
    4 päeva tagasi

    I grew up in Chile and one of the amazing things I ever saw is this car being driven in just three wheels. The suspension is that incredible. MJ.

  16. Daniel Cronan
    Daniel Cronan
    4 päeva tagasi

    Are you ever going to upload the C6 you did at Lane Motor Museum?

  17. bbspotenza
    4 päeva tagasi

    Side mirrors are the same of the Lotus Esprit S4.

  18. chaomanUS
    5 päeva tagasi

    The hydro-pneumatic suspension reminds me the French movie "Taxi" when Daniel was getting ready into the race mode.

  19. jouhannaud jean françois
    jouhannaud jean françois
    5 päeva tagasi

    not a word about the hyper quirky mushroom brake "pedal"... strange...

  20. Rockland Robinson
    Rockland Robinson
    5 päeva tagasi

    I’m not trying to be harsh about the car but it sounds like a mini train

  21. Stuart Young
    Stuart Young
    6 päeva tagasi

    Doug, you forgot about another advantage of the hydropneumatic could choose to lift any of the wheels off of the ground (one at a time, of course) simply by pushing a button - no need for a jack for tire changes.

  22. matty bowler
    matty bowler
    6 päeva tagasi

    A 2.5 that beats a American v8 from back in the day

  23. Golden Retriever
    Golden Retriever
    6 päeva tagasi

    I always assumed French cars were endless money pits I mean citron literally translates to Leman (Which is probably where the term comes from)

  24. Rob Chamberlin
    Rob Chamberlin
    6 päeva tagasi

    Nice review but the video keeps stopping and asking me if I want to join Facebook

  25. Slai Daniel
    Slai Daniel
    6 päeva tagasi

    Super content bro 🤠🤠🤠🤠🤠

  26. BGL
    7 päeva tagasi

    The 1992 Holden commodore SLE also had a single spoke on the steering wheel.

  27. Bondfanman
    7 päeva tagasi

    The French have always intrigued me with their car designs. It almost felt alien - like stepping through a Stargate to another human planet where they'd approached design independently.

  28. EoinK821
    7 päeva tagasi

    I can’t stand French cars ! Pure rubbish !

  29. Pete White
    Pete White
    7 päeva tagasi

    Citroen are way ahead of American car of its time

  30. Oscar Egbogu
    Oscar Egbogu
    7 päeva tagasi

    This isn't the Daddy of the vintage Citroen. We want the version featured in the day of the jackal. I think that flick was called.

  31. Timothy Roller
    Timothy Roller
    8 päeva tagasi

    I can't believe you didn't talk about those amazing Death Star seats.

    8 päeva tagasi

    lol remember the Le Car? what a joke !

  33. Mertol Göksoy
    Mertol Göksoy
    9 päeva tagasi

    Hi Doug. An extra benefit of the suspension system in these cars is that in case of a flat you don't need a jack. You adjust the adjustment system such that the wheel with the flat is high up not touching the ground lets you change the wheel.

  34. HorizonEtang2
    9 päeva tagasi

    SiiTr0nee Cey-iX Lol, funny accent

  35. Uri BarEl
    Uri BarEl
    9 päeva tagasi

    The "PRESTIGE" written on the C pillar is the level of trim, mostly the higher one. COMFORT is a lower level of trim.

  36. Jonathan Pardoe
    Jonathan Pardoe
    10 päeva tagasi

    The Ds I had was very nice , wish I still had it . Cloth seats a bit flimsy but everything else was amazing . Then I had a diesel CX which was supposed to be a debugged |DS . Lousy car problems with all sorts of gizmo's, heater controls etc but one day the light came on the dash and I looked under the bonnet and couldnt believe my eyes . The whole engine had split in two from the sump up to the head . Oil everywhere and car scrapped . These days I drive an imported low mileage Daimler soveriegn series 3 V12 Now thats motoring perfection .

  37. Adán Pez
    Adán Pez
    10 päeva tagasi

    What if " future" was filmed in France

  38. Karl Furrutter
    Karl Furrutter
    10 päeva tagasi

    Citroen had been presidential cars for France since at least the 1930s. Charles de Gaulle in part owed his life to the old DS Series during the OAS assassination attempt in 1962.

  39. Kris k
    Kris k
    11 päeva tagasi

    I❤️ Citroën.

  40. Tessemi
    11 päeva tagasi

    ah yeah.. the car i was concieved in.

  41. Mike Smith Fashion and Fantasy Photography
    Mike Smith Fashion and Fantasy Photography
    12 päeva tagasi

    shame its a GTI (Prestige long wheelbase) with the boring dash .. but yes fab cars. also not its not advised to drive these in high or ultra low suspention settings .. low is to release the pressure for maintanance work. high can be used carefully for deep water but mostly for spare wheel changes. simply lift the suspension slide in the jack .. take up the hight with the jack then select low.. the car will drop and the jacked up corner wheel will raise off the ground

  42. Peter Hicks
    Peter Hicks
    12 päeva tagasi

    A lot of these were parked on a hill and when you came back it was at the bottom of the hill because the handbrake was on the discs & when they cooled they just let the brake off Plus they were a pig to work on due to being French !

  43. fradaja
    12 päeva tagasi


  44. eduardo garrido
    eduardo garrido
    12 päeva tagasi

    When I got married in 1980 in Spain my wife was brought to the church in that type of car.

  45. eduardo garrido
    eduardo garrido
    12 päeva tagasi

    You can leave the car on three wheels with that suspension.

  46. Cesar Romero
    Cesar Romero
    12 päeva tagasi

    You really love the word quirky

  47. Peter Crosland
    Peter Crosland
    13 päeva tagasi

    Car is a lot more more restrained than presenter. He really is weird, don't understand the flailing arm action and squeaky excited voice.

  48. Jason Carpp
    Jason Carpp
    13 päeva tagasi

    Beautul looking car.. I've never understood why Citroën never sold well here in the USA.

  49. tulpar
    13 päeva tagasi

    This car is an ergonomic nightmare

  50. tulpar
    13 päeva tagasi


  51. Alina Zang
    Alina Zang
    15 päeva tagasi

    I'd love to own it!

    15 päeva tagasi

    Opens driver door with the right hand ...

  53. Sebastian M
    Sebastian M
    15 päeva tagasi

    @doug the curved back window is also in Citroen C5 x7. It has 2 purposes.. 1- bigger opening trunk space and 2- it helps keep window clean during rain

  54. Tomislav Matić
    Tomislav Matić
    15 päeva tagasi

    I have Citroën CX Estate from 1991. And now I have Citroën C5 Estate serie 3. And Citroën CX is the most comfortable car I drove. It is car ahead of its time.

  55. elias strand
    elias strand
    16 päeva tagasi

    I workt for a car recond firm, and we got a Citroen Similar to this to recond. When it was done i drove it back to the carfirm. It was in the next town. I started to drive and the car was wonderful to drive, but sudenly i got problem in the curves, it was hard to Master, when i looked at the speed i undersod why, i was driving 200 km/h, but it felt like 90. My God what a car. 😹🤣

  56. Christian Ceralde
    Christian Ceralde
    16 päeva tagasi

    cap cup holders were not designed like that

  57. Pavitter Josan
    Pavitter Josan
    16 päeva tagasi

    love your videos doug, but please look up the proper pronounciation of "citroën", you got porsche and maybach just right

  58. nathanixslade
    16 päeva tagasi

    You should review Renault Clio

  59. margus kiis
    margus kiis
    17 päeva tagasi

    Even newer boring Citrons have the uncancelling turn lights. Total headache. Also the boring ones have strange selfadjusting rear suspension, total headache when they get old.

  60. koeksch
    17 päeva tagasi

    Run away from it as fast as you can.

  61. Joseph Zappala
    Joseph Zappala
    17 päeva tagasi

    I laughed so hard at this video. Many of them are funny but Doug cracked me up with this ugly car.

  62. Hfil66
    17 päeva tagasi

    The other thing you forgot to mention as an advantage of the self levelling suspensions that you can still drive them with 3 tyres shot up. Before the CX there was the DS, and it was when when Charles de Gaulle had someone try an assassinate him while in a Citroën DS, and with 3 tyres shot up he was still able to drive away, and it was then that he decided that Citroën would make the presidential cars of France.

  63. Daniel Jop
    Daniel Jop
    17 päeva tagasi

    I wish Doug investigates more about cars, many times he get facts wrong. Also stop saying things are weird because they are not american, like, bruh, come on.

  64. Alebron V8
    Alebron V8
    17 päeva tagasi

    And I miss a lot of things... You can drive this car with only 3 wheels, you can drive this with one flat tire, you can use the hydropneumatic suspension for changing the wheels... Mercedes and Bentley/Rolls Royce use the same green oil for their luxury suspensions, Mercedes copied the Citroen suspension. The CX was a decent Rally-car, even on sandy dusty roads in North Africa. The CX has no problems with heavy side winds, you can drive this car with no hands straight on. And the brakes... high pressure brakes, with the hydropneumatic system. You press only a valve to put up a lot of brake pressure on the wheels.

  65. Alebron V8
    Alebron V8
    17 päeva tagasi

    Prestige was the name for the longer model of Citroen CX like this one. Pallas was another model name for more Extras, luxury version.

  66. Anurag Anil
    Anurag Anil
    17 päeva tagasi


  67. George Caceres
    George Caceres
    17 päeva tagasi

    When are you doing an esprit v8 ?

  68. Dinos Dinou
    Dinos Dinou
    18 päeva tagasi

    The design is gorgeous and has been replicated, without its weirder parts such as the cover of wheels, by by other car manufacturers (e.g. those Audi sportsbacks of the 2000s-2010s). If only Groupe PSA that bought Citroen had continued that tradition.

  69. Go Really Speed
    Go Really Speed
    18 päeva tagasi

    Hands down the most amazing car I ever owned - driving always felt like playing a computer game on the couch. I had a 1990 estate model 2.5td with 3 rows of seats. Still miss it.

    1. bubbahotep 76
      bubbahotep 76
      17 päeva tagasi

      Familiale estate? Always loved Citroen cars, DS, SM, sheesh, even the BX and the XM. Quality cars indeed. The fact that they weren't like other cars on the market made them all the more special.

  70. Mr.PastGlory
    18 päeva tagasi

    I'm living in Germany and back in the 1980's and 1990's those Citroen Limousines were common cars here. Upper middleclass cars. Haven't seen one on the road for a long time.

  71. Helderhugo
    18 päeva tagasi

    Futuristic car. Blade Runner Car.

  72. jb gaud
    jb gaud
    18 päeva tagasi

    So much memory in this car. it was my grand father's car in the 80/90's. Not this version but the diesel one : the TRD turbo 2. It was sound like a diesel generator, the ride was boatty and it wasn't very reliable. After I had my license, It was my first car. I loved it One interesting thing on this : breaks and suspension are linked by the hydrolic system. and the braks are very hard and very strong.

  73. Milena Djordjevic
    Milena Djordjevic
    19 päeva tagasi

    my grandpa has citroen gs 1,3 super

  74. ale84
    19 päeva tagasi

    Excuse me but that steering wheel is 🔥

  75. Gonzalo Sainz
    Gonzalo Sainz
    20 päeva tagasi

    Citroën may sound very exotic in the U.S. Ironically is a very popular brand in Europe, especially in France, Spain and Portugal. Of course current Citroëns have nothing to do with the quirky ones from the 70's and 80's. In fact I own a Citroën Xsara, a Peugeot-based model from the late 90's.

  76. Mike D
    Mike D
    20 päeva tagasi

    I'm still waiting for you to do a Nissan Pulsar...

  77. Frank de Brouwer
    Frank de Brouwer
    20 päeva tagasi

    First: you are not supposed to ride the car in any other height setting than the one marked with a square. The highest position can be used, but only at low speed. It is very useful when crossing an arched bridge and you get stuck in the middle. Second: the two satellites on both sides of the steering wheel are the most comfortable I have ever driven with (once you get used to it). You can operate every function without taking your hands from the wheel and they don't get in the way when you have to make a sharp turn. And of course, the usual sticks aren't there so they cannot break. BTW the Citroen GSA had even quirkier satellites, that looked more like tin cans on both sides, one with all of the functions, the other with all of the pushbuttons. It also had a very peculiar hand break. Third: the suspension was fabulous (although it got worse with every new model that came out from DS, CX, GSA, BX, C5 to C6) but still it is a shame that Citroen has abandoned it. Fourth: the seats, they almost hugged you, it was like sitting on your fathers' couch. It indeed is amazingly quirky, but at the same time, it was an amazing car. Pity that it already was rusty when you watched it in the folder.

    1. Frank de Brouwer
      Frank de Brouwer
      6 päeva tagasi

      @Reader You're absolutely right. I had one, but couldn't remember the name. It was not a very attractive car, btw.

    2. Reader
      17 päeva tagasi

      You forgot to place Xantia in your specification, which was between BX and C5 :)

  78. Hang Su
    Hang Su
    21 päev tagasi

    The back rear window is curve (23:30) is because, they claim that the rain drops will not be easy to stay on it, due to the air dynamic, and it seems to be that way! :)

  79. ahmed kamal
    ahmed kamal
    21 päev tagasi

    I think the returning to straight steering wheel is beneficial if your wheel alignment is a bit off or your tires are uneven so it will force the car to go straight regardless rather than drifting to one side.

  80. Renagade5150
    22 päeva tagasi

    This is downright one of the most terrible cars you reviewed Doug lol. I was going to say "special" until I saw the spare in the engine compartment. Wow, just wow!

  81. citroen xm 222
    citroen xm 222
    23 päeva tagasi

    Unique and beautiful car, nice presentation 😊

  82. Lieuwe Stuiver
    Lieuwe Stuiver
    23 päeva tagasi

    there actually is a gear pattern, its a sticker, but its missing!

  83. Mark Plain
    Mark Plain
    26 päeva tagasi

    Take a good look at the Nissan LEAF - it is a modernised design styled on the Citroen DS.

  84. François Ouellette
    François Ouellette
    26 päeva tagasi

    Single-branch steering wheels and hydro-pneumatic suspension were introduced in the Citroën DS in the 1950's.

  85. Sarah Anhäuser
    Sarah Anhäuser
    26 päeva tagasi

    Ok but it's an old car. Most of the features are awesome. I think for this suspension in Mercedes you pay 8,000 $ extra these days.

  86. Kevin Olesik
    Kevin Olesik
    27 päeva tagasi

    21:27 the Family Truckster

  87. Gilberto Partida
    Gilberto Partida
    27 päeva tagasi

    The first the Luxe sedan aerodinamic with only 4 cilinders put with perfomance of v-8 cilinders is Incredible and is very large very elegant is sow spectacular

  88. master 82575
    master 82575
    28 päeva tagasi

    big weird car

  89. Koan Tao
    Koan Tao
    28 päeva tagasi

    Back in the early 80s I owned a Citroen Ami 8 SW. It had an 800 cc two cylinder engine and was exhaustingly slow and noisy. It was by all standards the ugliest car ever built and parked beside my dad's Porsche Carrera the contrast was striking. I once parked it on a steep hill and the hand brake malfunctioned. When I went back to the car, it was literally crumpled against a Mercedes parked a meter from my car. The Mercedes had practically no damage, mine had to be towed away.

  90. Sharktopus's son
    Sharktopus's son
    28 päeva tagasi

    Where's Jawed?

  91. Erik
    Місяць tagasi

    selfcanceling indicatores should be forbidden

  92. Leonard Knaus
    Leonard Knaus
    Місяць tagasi

    the french copy nobody and nobody copies the french

  93. jurassicchrist
    Місяць tagasi

    Would the heat from the engine damage the spare tire?

  94. Zar Star
    Zar Star
    Місяць tagasi

    How much car new

  95. Zar Star
    Zar Star
    Місяць tagasi

    Cool desighn

  96. l'Espace
    Місяць tagasi

    The rear window is shaped so water runs down/doesn't collect on the surface whilst driving, removing the need for a rear wiper.

  97. Noob Army!! (making new videos)
    Noob Army!! (making new videos)
    Місяць tagasi

    Fun fact: you seen the playlist called jawed commented on these videos

  98. andreas arncken
    andreas arncken
    Місяць tagasi

    I had a friend back in Germany around the mid 80´s who owned a CX and it was most amazing "cruising along" long distance at 110-115 mile /h (around 180 km/h), that car was floating and at the same time glued to the road... never experienced anything similar since...(I have driven Porsche, Bentley, High class BMW, Mercedes and own a 750IL 12cyl 1995 Beemer...)

  99. Adipose Rex
    Adipose Rex
    Місяць tagasi

    Tres laid.

  100. Tanirogalarn
    Місяць tagasi

    The C5 and C6 are not 25 years old yet so you may not import them to the US but you may import the interesting BX, XM and pre-facelift Xantia.