This led General Motors to chase new opportunities for the Corvette, which almost led to a mid-engine variant decades ago. Well, I, too, test-drove a 4-speed X-11 at a local dealer not long after reading the glowing review and it did the exact same popping out of fourth on deceleration. Not a Chrysler fan, but that Dodge was tremendous. If you count the K car derivatives like the first Mopar minivans as well as the later Dynasties New Yorkers and Imperials then they are still fairly well represented. The brakes could be sorted by fitting a proportioning valve and heavy duty pads. I would imagine Fieros have a larger aftermarket than the Citation.
Sedans tend to outsell hatches, but lets face it…there are just more practicality minded, plain vanilla people out there as opposed to those with a sense of style and looking for a bit of excitement. The transmission failed totally at 36,000 miles, the carburetor was troublesome, the interior was cheap, the seats were uncomfortable, and the fit and finish was poor. You might have luck in the suspension area that way. Disclaimer: No guarantees, claims or contracts are implied or assumed by the dailyturismo for items advertised at this site or referred to from this site. Otherwise, most of our complaints about it revolved around the lack of any comfort or convenience features.
The 1983 Toyota Camry was already a improvement over anything and somehow looked exactly like a Citation, just Asian. This is a hard to find X-11 Model with the H. Citations were a major hit with the users for sure. Imagine what things would have been like for Cadillac in the '80's had they started with the 4. The car had 140k miles on it when I totaled it, and had been pretty trouble free for the 5 years we had it before I wrecked it. Only with the advent of the 2000 Impalas did I start keeping a closer eye on their offerings.
In 1981, a functional cowl-induction hood scoop was added. For one, the steering was horrible. The 8th generation Citation might be touted as what the Corolla and Civic should aspire to be. Please message me with your offer. Two years later it still sported that coat hanger as he was looking to ditch the thing. And while their 5-speed stick was great, automatic drivers were still stuck with the awful Hondamatic 2-speed. So, he bought the 1981 version without hesitation.
Having grown up with my parents' Citation, a vehicle with a lot of potential that was sorely let down by its execution, I love this thing. The swap looks really cleanly done and like the engine should have been in there from the factory. The cold steering difficulties that you were experiencing would have gotten worse with time. I love it and I predict that cars like this will be maybe the next big thing in the collector market. Both benefitted substantially from fuel injection, were nicely optioned, and had significant rust issues. When the first one came in, it was a red Citation 2 door notchback coupe. This story, first reported by , is about some crazy man who has kept a 1985 Chevrolet Citation.
That would have alleviated some of these complaints and improved customer satisfaction. A big beast of a Caddy engine, a 4. In that context, the speed with which the X-cars fell from grace — and down the sales charts — is even more amazing. He kept every car he owned for around ten years, except for the x-car Skylark he bought in 1981. Not such a stretch when coming up with a name for a new car.
They said not a wrear tire flat. I picked the Mazda narrowly over the Toyota, primarily for its more comfortable seats and relative rarity. What he liked about them was the fact that they were the first front wheel drive in a small car, which he greatly liked because they were so great in the snow. She never expressed the slightest desire to look at it in person. Are they interesting to everyone? I had a Citation with a automatic transmission, it was a a decent Winter car but not at all fun.
Shouldnt be hard or cost that much for someone handy. I worked on many, many of these at the used car lot. Got it back by crying Tac Hilltop gang area. And we drove without the safety features back then and survived. Not an X-11 mind you, a 1980 notchback with the 2.