Jalopnik Drove Our Crapwagon Outtake Citroen C6

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson
jalopnik drove our crapwagon outtake citroen c6

Remember that Crapwagon Outtake Citroen C6 we ran last week? Well, since it’s located in New York, the guys at Jalopnik went out and actually drove it.

Color us as green as this French automobile with envy.

[Photo: Raphael Orlove/Jalopnik]

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  • Sector 5 Sector 5 on May 13, 2015

    +1 Sales flop over there with suspension deemed too firm and un-Citroen like.

  • Gtem Gtem on May 13, 2015

    Why isn't there a bigger push for truly plush, road smothering suspensions here in the US anymore? Given the sorry state of infrastructure, maybe we will see a resurgence of 'boulevard rides.' Sounds like this Citroen manages both an insanely smooth ride while maintaining good control. Now I'd rather not deal with hydropneumatics, but I'm sure a reasonable compromise can be engineered using steel springs and gas shocks.

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    • Bumpy ii Bumpy ii on May 14, 2015

      It's been said before, but the "big, comfortable full-size" segment has been taken over by 1/2-ton crew-cab trucks.

  • Richard Richard on May 13, 2015

    I thought the article quite informative. The reason I think this kind of car has disappeared is that the modern emphasis on the quantitative obscures the value of the qualitative. The C6 is about ride quality and well-being not mph and acceleration. I have a Citroen XM and I've driven the CX too. They put you in a different, relaxed but thoughtful and engaged state of mind. The XM is probably an even nicer car than the C6 because as well as the smooth ride its steering is more direct, the trunk is bigger and the rear even roomier. It doesn't accelerate too quickly in two-litre form but can cruise comfortably at 90 for hours on an autobahn and still get 28 imperial miles per gallon. At a steady 80 mph it will travel 550 miles on a tank (17,6 gallons to the C6's 15 gallons).

  • Robbie Robbie on May 13, 2015

    The review seems to ignore the fact that the C6 also corners well, and is easy to drive around narrow medieval streets. It's not only comfort; it's a brilliant machine in other ways also.