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Poll: My Favourite French Hippo is.... (80 member(s) have cast votes)

My Favourite French Hippo is....

  1. Citroen CX (17 votes [20.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.99%

  2. Citroen XM (19 votes [23.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.46%

  3. Peugeot 505 (7 votes [8.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.64%

  4. Peugeot 604 (9 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  5. Renault 20/30 (3 votes [3.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  6. Renault 25 (10 votes [12.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.35%

  7. Talbot Tagora (9 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  8. Simca 1610/Chrysler 180/2 Litre (7 votes [8.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.64%

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#31 OFFLINE   NorfolkNWeigh

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:14 PM

This is horrible, a bit like the film Sophie's Choice. If you lined an example of each in front of me and I could only save one from the bridge it would be the 180/2-litre I'd save,but in this case I justify not voting for it on the grounds it's not really French, the Pugs and Citroens have a big following and the Tagora a bit of a cliche ( this is the only place on the planet you could say that) so La Regie wins ,I have fond memories of the G plate V6 I had as a company car and used to open the door or put the handbrake on to amuse my kids when they were little with the talking dash and the ergo air bag seats with a million switches.
But nothing compares with the mental seat folding in the 20/30 ,so an early manual 30 TS in JRG please.

Now if we updated and a Safranne Biturbo was an option.....

#32 OFFLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:30 PM

 an early manual 30 TS

 

Doesn't that just defeat the whole point of a luxobarge by, oh conservatively... 500%?  In this thread more than any other, surely two pedals are a maximum!

 

(My 1976 30TS was automatic, can you tell? ;-)  )


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#33 OFFLINE   Peter Patina

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:43 PM

Haven't driven one but I plomped for R25, if only for its dashboard party.

 

Of those I've driven; the one XM had a rough 2 litre four to crash the mellow. Inside much more characterful than outside but still no CX.

 

505 manuals w/ 2.3 turd-blowers were a lovely drive. Comfy too but perhaps a little too generally competent to qualify as luxobarges for me.

 

Should imagine 604 and Tagora are much the same aren't they? (ducks)



#34 OFFLINE   DVee8

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 07:08 PM

Oh the choices

In the late 90's my mate had a h reg 3.0 XM that would often fail to proceed and would piss green,but it was such a great car.

i think i will have to go for that


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#35 OFFLINE   laser wheels

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 07:15 PM

Hard to pick one but went for the XM, despite having fond memories of the 2.0 Injection R25 that my dad had as a company car for a short period in about 1990ish. Talking dash and I seem to recall tan velour. Lovely.






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