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Old 06-24-2019, 10:35 AM
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CitroŽn C4 Cactus: Goodbye

Citro√ęn To Kill Off The C4 Cactus After Just One Generation

The title is pretty much self explanatory.

I can't say I will miss it. I am big fan of the classic CitroŽns, but those cars unique traits came from engineering decisions. The C4 Cactus was just weird for the sake of being weird without any real deepness in it.

I don't understand the interest from the other side of the pond...
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:40 AM
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I don't understand the interest from the other side of the pond...
Jalopnik weirdos, hipsters, and fans of forbidden fruit maybe?!

Everything exotic and banned is sexy.
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:39 PM
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Well it would be the same as if we lusted after a... a... Buick Grand Prix Brougham DeVille? I'm sorry I'm not good with current American cars.

(Although I do like full-size Mopars...)

If you do want something from Europe that you can't have make it a Skyactiv-X-engined Mazda or an Alpine A110, not a silly Citroen with plastic cladding in the doors...

Also, that hydraulic shock-absorber thing that they have made up is not substitute for proper hydropneumatic suspension.
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Unfortunately, Europe already gave America its best..

As for the Cactus, I can't think of another modern car that has any whimsy to its design; that alone is worth something. Do I want one? No. However, I do respect the fact that the French can still do that, even if bad cars are the result.

As a bonus here's some archival footage of Kitdy and me in the '70s. Guess who's who... I can't figure out which Chrysler Cordoba Ferrer would drive, so I omitted an ad for that.
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Unfortunately, Europe already gave America its best..

As for the Cactus, I can't think of another modern car that has any whimsy to its design; that alone is worth something. Do I want one? No. However, I do respect the fact that the French can still do that, even if bad cars are the result.

As a bonus here's some archival footage of Kitdy and me in the '70s. Guess who's who... I can't figure out which Chrysler Cordoba Ferrer would drive, so I omitted an ad for that.
The Nissan Cube had a lot of whimsical aspects to the styling with the water drop headliner.

I don't understand this drive towards SUVs and crossovers, people want to save fuel but want to pay extra fuel for 4WD that they won't really need if they had bought proper winter tires in the first place.
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Old 06-25-2019, 04:33 AM
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Oh god the Peugeot 604! That is really terrible...

I like the fact that Mallorca is considered better than Acapulco. Mallorca is an island less than an 1 hour away from where I'm sitting.

And of course that is the Cordoba I'd be driving:


P.S. Why do they insist on calling it the Cordůba when the town is called Cůrdoba?
P.S. 2 Why is the small Chrysler almost 5,5 metres long?
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