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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. Michael Jez

    Michael Jez

    Před 2 hodinami

    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!

  2. red00eye


    Před 3 hodinami

    Now self-centering steering geometry is quirky?

  3. Jessa Lee

    Jessa Lee

    Před 5 hodinami ◀️ 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)

  4. Visionery1


    Před 7 hodinami

    Still a stunning design 35 years later.

  5. Blubus


    Před 7 hodinami

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

  6. Gergely Sőregi

    Gergely Sőregi

    Před 9 hodinami

    Doug is the kind of guy who still thinks 1986 was 25 years ago.

  7. Gergely Sőregi

    Gergely Sőregi

    Před 9 hodinami

    My first car was an Citroen XM. Still my only car. Loving it. A Space shuttle executive.

  8. Winfred vV

    Winfred vV

    Před 10 hodinami

    This model is not weird if you compare it to the six-wheel model for more heavy cargo in the back.

  9. Dron Kozkov

    Dron Kozkov

    Před 13 hodinami

    said nothing about visibility, dead zones, etc...

  10. Dron Kozkov

    Dron Kozkov

    Před 14 hodinami

    2:33 as a right-hander, I don't see any problems opening the door with my left hand

  11. Dank Memer

    Dank Memer

    Před 14 hodinami

    Isn’t a bugatti a french car?

  12. Greg Faris

    Greg Faris

    Před 17 hodinami

    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.

  13. Mopar Guy

    Mopar Guy

    Před 19 hodinami


  14. ruv with dementia or something gaming

    ruv with dementia or something gaming

    Před dnem

    where jaw

  15. AJ G

    AJ G

    Před dnem

    Doug is so cool!

  16. Ахмед Гаджимагомедов

    Ахмед Гаджимагомедов

    Před dnem

    Citroen DS Review

  17. Mirza Imsirovic

    Mirza Imsirovic

    Před dnem

    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.

  18. Tom C.

    Tom C.

    Před dnem

    in 1986 it was a space shuttle

  19. Mark McMarkface

    Mark McMarkface

    Před 2 dny

    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.

  20. Tootberzing


    Před 2 dny

    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. 😉

  21. Simpkins Timothy

    Simpkins Timothy

    Před 2 dny

    You can drive that Citroen on 3 wheels!

  22. Doris Kelly

    Doris Kelly

    Před 2 dny 💝 🅱🅴🆂🆃 🆂🅸🆃🅴🆂 👧 #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&

  23. Russell Solomon

    Russell Solomon

    Před 2 dny

    That thang looks like the Family Truckster from that Vacation movie LOL.

  24. ramco91


    Před 2 dny

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

  25. tomse dan

    tomse dan

    Před 2 dny

    Good luck opening that door if police will stop you

  26. Christian van Neuves

    Christian van Neuves

    Před 2 dny

    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.

  27. MrDman


    Před 2 dny

    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.

  28. thodkats


    Před 3 dny

    The way americans pronounce cars made by non-american or british manufacturers.

  29. Eric Leport

    Eric Leport

    Před 3 dny

    Didn’t this model have the “steerable” headlights?

  30. Leo De Crescenzo

    Leo De Crescenzo

    Před 3 dny

    Citroen is ahead of its time in many many ways and they are seriously overlooked despite that

  31. Adnan Amin

    Adnan Amin

    Před 3 dny

    Terrible French Monstrosity of a car, my god!

  32. Storm Fiire

    Storm Fiire

    Před 3 dny

    You should check out a classic DS, a SM and Xantia V6 Activa, such quirky and awesome cars

  33. David Lockyer

    David Lockyer

    Před 3 dny

    Long distance mile munchers with incredible comfort no matter how crap the roads were.

  34. Agnostura Elwar

    Agnostura Elwar

    Před 3 dny

    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

  35. Genio Torres

    Genio Torres

    Před 3 dny

    dog dejewwwwwww

  36. Balithazzarr


    Před 4 dny

    I'll take it.

  37. Kaitlyn L

    Kaitlyn L

    Před 4 dny

    lol sit-roan

    • Kaitlyn L

      Kaitlyn L

      Před 4 dny

      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

      Před 4 dny

      To be fair, you did get closer some of the later times you said it :p

  38. N.O.R.M.AL. BSN

    N.O.R.M.AL. BSN

    Před 4 dny

    Wiorst part of the video is the inability of Doug to say the word Citroen, he just says Citrone all the time.

  39. Wildog _

    Wildog _

    Před 4 dny

    Hi, Doug! What about a peugeot 406 coupe pininfarina ? It is a cool France 🇫🇷 car with design like a Ferrari!

  40. 賓州長過水喉.


    Před 4 dny

    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

  41. ᅠ

    Před 4 dny

    Me looking for Jawed Comment 🤗

  42. Imanol Morata

    Imanol Morata

    Před 4 dny

    When Citroën made good cars.

  43. Rambler Andy

    Rambler Andy

    Před 4 dny

    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.

  44. Jan Raiskio

    Jan Raiskio

    Před 5 dny

    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"!

  45. siraryx


    Před 5 dny

    My mother had a CX. I remember it was super comfortable and had some innovative features at the time.

  46. jawed ✔

    jawed ✔

    Před 5 dny

    Hii there!

    • COLD mistery

      COLD mistery

      Před 5 dny


  47. Paul Zavadski

    Paul Zavadski

    Před 5 dny

    door lockers are safely engineered, not to be opened occasionaly

  48. Bob Law

    Bob Law

    Před 5 dny

    Now if Doug had chosen to test a Citroen SM that would have really blown his mind !

  49. Darvin Black

    Darvin Black

    Před 5 dny

    Its all cool and smooth until you puncture your rear tire.

    • Ssss Ssss

      Ssss Ssss

      Před 5 dny

      The cover of the covered wheel well is removable

  50. Евгений Пермяков

    Евгений Пермяков

    Před 5 dny

    By the way the horn is like on a Lambo Diablo

  51. Евгений Пермяков

    Евгений Пермяков

    Před 5 dny

    Old Citroen is the car of Doug who is a quirks-lover ))

  52. American-V UK

    American-V UK

    Před 5 dny

    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)

  53. badbirdkc


    Před 5 dny

    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.

  54. Kenneth Patterson

    Kenneth Patterson

    Před 5 dny

    Everyone knows what it is Doug.

  55. Dis Count

    Dis Count

    Před 5 dny

    vive le Quirk

  56. Weasel


    Před 6 dny

    Thing went from slammed to monster truck

  57. Brian Sharp

    Brian Sharp

    Před 6 dny

    Maybe foot rests are lumbar support.. would make more sense

  58. Brian Sharp

    Brian Sharp

    Před 6 dny

    More fender skirts please

  59. Christianpreaching


    Před 6 dny

    I've got that old matchbox car

  60. Bruno Marques

    Bruno Marques

    Před 6 dny

    You are wird!

  61. George Altezza

    George Altezza

    Před 6 dny

    Please do a Citroen AX GTI

  62. Markus Oberndörfer

    Markus Oberndörfer

    Před 6 dny

    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.

  63. Ales Krajnc

    Ales Krajnc

    Před 6 dny

    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.

  64. phil merlot

    phil merlot

    Před 6 dny

    Curse those Allemans for bringing out a five-cylinder engine !

  65. Andy Lund

    Andy Lund

    Před 6 dny

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

  66. Flamebx NvN O1G iMnecraft

    Flamebx NvN O1G iMnecraft

    Před 6 dny


  67. Mat


    Před 7 dny

    16:41 it looks like it would smell like stale cigarette smoke in a 70s office

  68. TevLeX


    Před 7 dny

    as if it was glued together from parts from 5 different cars.

  69. MrCesarcamilo76


    Před 7 dny

    Try the ds 1970....,

  70. BloominqGuitars


    Před 7 dny

    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!

  71. Panagiotis Sparis

    Panagiotis Sparis

    Před 7 dny

    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.

  72. John P. Denver

    John P. Denver

    Před 7 dny

    Doug, you are a strange and arrogant American... I bet you voted for Biden...

  73. John P. Denver

    John P. Denver

    Před 7 dny

    Back when you knew it was a Citroën or Ford that passed you... Today cars all look alike.

  74. j biertje

    j biertje

    Před 7 dny

    Doug looks at it from an american's perspective.. and then it's really weird indeed... 😁

  75. Coco Pops

    Coco Pops

    Před 7 dny

    THIIIIIIS is Quirk Douglas.....!!!

  76. TheFavorista


    Před 7 dny

    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.

  77. Ian Shippen

    Ian Shippen

    Před 7 dny

    "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 ..

  78. Richard Kelley

    Richard Kelley

    Před 7 dny

    0 to 60 in ten min.s!!

  79. Dana W

    Dana W

    Před 7 dny

    I suspect that’s a real joy to get parts for in the the American Midwest.

  80. Jan Dvorak

    Jan Dvorak

    Před 7 dny

    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.

  81. Tec Blade

    Tec Blade

    Před 7 dny

    All comments be like "Wheres jawed?"

  82. Belived


    Před 7 dny

    That door latch is made for Americans

  83. Henrix98


    Před 8 dny

    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 :)

  84. Warley .S

    Warley .S

    Před 8 dny


  85. Barnabas Nanay

    Barnabas Nanay

    Před 8 dny

    @Doug DeMuro The rear window shape has the purpose to keep the window dry when it's raining. Above certain speeds, the rain doesn't hit the rear window. :)

  86. john leon

    john leon

    Před 8 dny

    For Citroën lovers this CX is way to normal dude :) You should have taken the 1982 model with the first ever "digital" dash :D. And btw : you say Citroën like "sit"+ "tro" + "N" not "sithrone" Doug.... /faceslap :D

  87. Der Oettel

    Der Oettel

    Před 8 dny

    The concav shape of the rear window creates a area of low pressure, so that dirt gets carried away and rearview sight doesn't gets bad.

    • Bob Law

      Bob Law

      Před 5 dny

      You wouldn’t expect Doug to be able to work that out, would you if it wasn’t written in the handbook he would have no idea !

  88. Danial Motamedi sede

    Danial Motamedi sede

    Před 8 dny

    What does practicality mean?

  89. Gummans Gubbe

    Gummans Gubbe

    Před 8 dny

    I always open the driver door with my left hand before I enter, otherwise I would block myself.

  90. Jesse Dinning

    Jesse Dinning

    Před 8 dny

    This thing makes a SAAB 900 seem unimaginative

  91. LMacNeill


    Před 8 dny

    Citroen was sold in Canada at a much higher quantity than in the US. I'd think you could get parts there, possibly. Easier than having to have parts shipped all the way from Europe, at least. But, yeah, getting parts is definitely more difficult than for most other old cars, I'm sure.

  92. BonuxCouleur


    Před 8 dny

    Technically speaking the Citroen XM was the last "weird" Citroen.

  93. Philip Donelan

    Philip Donelan

    Před 8 dny

    My dad had a CX estate (wagon) and it was the smoothest car I've ever rode in. Coin holder - many toll roads in France. Saves trying to empty your pockets all the time at the toll booths. Self centering steering - designed to drive at high speeds with the least amount of stress. High beam and horn on the opposite ends of the controls allowed my dad to use horn and headlights at the same time, in emergency situations, while still holding the steering wheel with both hands. Safer. We could load up the back of the car and tow a caravan and the car would remain level, and therefore more stable and safer. Amazing vehicle.

  94. CreationsVibration


    Před 8 dny

    Its a four door honda insight

  95. Arias Huntley

    Arias Huntley

    Před 8 dny

    Doug stop, i can only have so many dream cars.

  96. lockjockjr


    Před 8 dny

    Sorry but the Citroën is not cool

  97. michel husk

    michel husk

    Před 9 dny

    By far one of the most difficult front door glasses to fit, very frustrating , I fingered out the best way after many hours , if you need to know reply and I'll give you the heads up..

  98. jack warren

    jack warren

    Před 9 dny

    My grandparents had the "station wagon" version. Tailgate was as wide as a volvo. Suspension issues killed it.

  99. gonçalo filipe

    gonçalo filipe

    Před 9 dny

    This video is trash , you don't know anything about the cx, learn the citroen cx history before you talk 👎

  100. Douglas Faichnie

    Douglas Faichnie

    Před 9 dny

    My brother had a black one with tan leather when I was 6 (1986). I remember traveling to karate lessons listening to a ‘tape’ of the Ghostbusters soundtrack! It was/is very cool and quirky. Thanks Doug 👌