This one is for our esteemed friend, Mr Andnairobi!
While the internet is often accused of providing merely a fleeting overload of information, my personal experience on this very island of informed discussions (as well as, on occasion, arguments) has been to the contrary - my understanding of many car-related subjects has been deepened and I have learned to truly appreciate aspects I had been indifferent towards before.
French cars are a case in point: blame it on my Teutonic heritage, but I was always much more interested in the kind of automobile as created by Italians, Germans and Britons. And while my preferences haven't changed, I feel I can now appreciate the French approach. That might sound trivial to a majority of people, but I see it as a great achievement of my automotive education.
With all this in mind I also didn't pass the Citroen CX this last (glorious) Saturday and instead I studied it and admired its unique not just style, but character. Would I trade in my Jag for a CX now? Not in this life, but I see it as a benefit that some of those special cars can still be seen on our roads.
(Returning back from the lectern that's shaking on dangerously pretentious ground, may I ask who built those glorious wheels? They are delightful! I also apologise for the lack of interior photos, but light conditions were rather adverse - but my guess would be it's a rather late example of the CX, not just because it was in top condition, but also because the cockpit seemed to have been somewhat PSA'd, if you know what I mean.)