And of course the most impressive...the cars ability to drive on three wheels.
No really...I had a 100+mph rear blow-out driving my CX, was driving under a bridge at the time and thought some idiot had thrown something on the roof.
Carried on for a few miles at the same speed before deciding to stop and check. Not much rubber left on the LHS rear
Amazing, just didn't feel any difference when driving it.
My bottom lips quivering now...I WANT A CX AGAIN
Ah, yes. The 3 wheel stability miracle. We'd had our DS for about 2 months (before its refurb) and were doing "a good motorway speed" along the M40 when the offside front tyre blew (we'd hit something, I think). In any other car, we'd have been on a merrygoround ride, probably finishing either in the central reservation or on our roof. But, thanks to the DS' "centre point" steering geometry, all we noticed was the road noise got a bit louder and the wheel trim fell off. We were able to continue until there was a gap and we could get to the hard shoulder to change the wheel. The car helps you do this as well - put the suspension on high, undo the wheel nuts, put the chock under the chassis, lower the suspension (this lifts the wheel off the ground), change the wheel, raise the suspension, tighten the nuts, remove the chock, set suspension to "normal", drive off.
On to CXs for Carl - how about either of the ones listed here?
a series 1 Pallas
or a series2 GTi?
Both are gorgeous, and the Pallas is currently tempting me to sell my BMW 528 touring to get it as a daily driver.
'92 Breezer Storm, '92 Breezer Sky, '93 Merlin Mountain, '94 Ibis Mojo, '96 Breezer Ignaz X, '97 (or is it '98?) Breezer Twister, Sunn Team Ti road bike
***Proud to be ordinary***