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****ing unbelieveable car. It's beyond sub-zero. Possibly absolute zero. Too cool for school. Cooler than a fridge full of liquid nitrogen. I love the way it has doors and windows. I love the way the wheels are really wheely and round. I love the sticky out things on the doors to help see behind you.

Close the wall down. We have a winner.

(Is there a reason why you've chosen a computer rendering instead of the actual car).
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Yuck.

Aircooled underpowered monstrocity.
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1970!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Vauxhall gave us this in the same year

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Like Paddy says, there is something there. It's a cracking, unique, quirky thing that embodies the good stuff Citroen used to do so well. I've had to think hard about it because it is actually so close. It could be cool but it just barely missed out purely because it's still just a French family car, smart for the time, off the wall steering wheel, but ultimately a mundane thing so,uncool. Just.
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Am I the only one who thinks the way the steering wheel connects looks a bit, erm, gynecological?
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There are cool Citroens but this is not one of them for me.
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Am I the only one who thinks the way the steering wheel connects looks a bit, erm, gynecological?
No.

It's a design based on an IUD.
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B O L O X. I thought for a minute we wouldn't have to see a picture of the POOS.

Where is the Really, Really hot **** category?

Give me the HC anyday...

My Grandad's last car he owned (which my Mum inherited) was a gold two door 1256 HC Viva. I drove that many times and probably past so many ****ty GS's too

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I had one of these. The pre-hatchback GS's. It was me dad's really. He gave it to me. It was the first car I ever drove. I think.

Brakes like an on off switch. Handbrake was a dashboard umbrella. Uppy Downy suspension was brilliant. I took it to the council depot and drove away with about 8000 tonnes of paving slabs in the boot - no speedboating or nuffink. The most willing 1100cc air cooled puffer you'd ever want to meet. Once it needed something doing to it and it needed a spanner so large that my dad said he'd not seen the like since his days in the engine room of a supertanker.

Eventually bodyrot killed it.

I loved that car.

My dad bought it at an auction. He had his eyes on a couple of Cortinas. He took me along at age 15 or 16 because he knew I was car mad. I must know a lot, I could recount every dimension and performance stat of any car on the market. My bedroom was full of the right sort of porn. I must've performed some sort of jedi mind trick.







He now drives a Sportage.
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Hmm. Not as successful an implementation as its bigger sister the CX, but still quirkily cool.
Same comments I made re CX apply in a more diluted form
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It's cool just for being a bit different - did the GS have the uppy/downy suspenders going on?
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Very different from a 'Sud but just as interesting in its way. Nowadays it qualifies as sub-zero IMHO.
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I did wonder how long it would be, with SiF at the cool wall controls, before the merde Francaise arrived.

Hideously, plasticky, gynaecologically, wobbly knobbed uncool junk.
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My dad had a GS and what a car!! Very aerodynamic and extremely fast for the engine size, I learnt to drive in that car and bent it in a works car park! I remember going through northampton with the tyres screaming and my dad told me off for pushing it. Wish he could know what you can do in an alfa!!(he's still alive). The hydraulic suspension was amazing!!
 
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They were surprisingly nippy and the air cooled boxer made a brilliant noise too.
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I loved that car.

My dad bought it at an auction. He had his eyes on a couple of Cortinas. He took me along at age 15 or 16 because he knew I was car mad. I must know a lot, I could recount every dimension and performance stat of any car on the market. My bedroom was full of the right sort of porn. I must've performed some sort of jedi mind trick.







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Mad indeed fella
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On the same grounds as S.i.F and Alfabaz :

Cool for me.
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