I don't know what a CS is. You are the expert here ;-) But someone
must know what it is, it reveived one vote so far.
You can add choices. Anyone can.
So far the XM appears to be winning with 8 votes, it received my
2Rowdy ( firstname.lastname@example.org) gurgled happily, sounding much like they
were saying :
It's a marginally better car in some ways than the CX was, but in others
it's worse. In some ways, a ZX diesel is a far better can than the XM. In
others, a 2cv is far better. Less has gone wrong than the CX, but what has
gone wrong has been a *right* pain in the arse, and in some cases,
There's nothing exceptional about an XM. It's better than the alternatives,
but it's not "the best".
The XM (written in capital Times) has something the DS has. Looks. I
think the XM has an exeptional design and it also drives great.
It costs be an arm and a leg to keep it like that so it must be good.
Whiskers ( email@example.com) gurgled happily, sounding much like
they were saying :
There's no helping some people.
If you want a comfortable mid-size car, to use like you would a ZX D, try a
decent Ami 8. Now *that's* a good car. Or if Sir fancies a bit more welly,
an Ami Super - the ZX Volcane of it's time.
And why have an XM or a Xantia when there's still some nice CXs about?
Out of all of my cars, though, if I had to keep *just one*, for all
purposes, it'd be the Acadiane. No question. Comfortable, quick enough,
economical, spacious, and I don't care if somebody nudges it in a car park.
Because an XM doesn't look quite so woebegone when you've parked it a
couple of days ?
Guy near me came out to find "abandoned car" stickers all over his CX
one day. Seems a neighbour had reported it as abandoned, "because all
the tyres were flat". It was just doing the usual CX flatfish
Andy Dingley ( firstname.lastname@example.org) gurgled happily, sounding much like
they were saying :
An early XM, or one with a flat anti-sink sphere, will - same with Xants.
Some people just have no taste. I used to park my CX on flat, then have a
good long stare at it, even after having my fourth CX for three years. I've
*never* done that with the XM, not even when I first bought it.
I used a 2CV6 for many years, and would still if they weren't getting
scarce and 'precious'. The Ami 8 is even scarcer and more precious.
The ZX 1.9D is a lot more economical than the 2CV6, and about as
comfortable overall (you feel the bumps a little more in a ZX, but your
passengers don't get seasick or terrified on roundabouts). The ZX is also a
lot better on the motorway - my 2CV was always getting 'sucked' into the
slipstream of passing lorries, even on the odd occasion when the 2CV was
doing the overtaking.
I'm not claiming the ZX is the 'best' Citroen, or even a 'real' Citroen; I
can afford it though, just, and it is pretty reliable.
If money was not a limiting factor, I would want several Citroens,
including at least one original DS and a Light 15. I would also want a
Humber Pullman and a 'knife edge' Triumph 2000, and a pre-WWI Vauxhall,
-- ^^^^^^^^^^ Interested in Citroens?
-- Whiskers <http://www.aacit.net
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