Was The Citroen SM a Good Car?

I saw one of these recently-even though over 20 years old, it still looked modern. My question: as it a good car? Underneath the hood, it was a mechanic’s nightmare-but it was a really hi tech car for its time.

I take it you mean the Citroen SM.

Here’s what Jay Leno had to say about the SM. **WARNING: VIDEO! **

Apparently a car way ahead of its time. Jay gives this episode 11 minutes or so. He goes into quite a bit of detail, too.

I always enjoyed the way they looked. Want me to change the title to reflect the correct name of the car?

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On second thought, I’m going to change the title and move this to IMHO.

GQ > IMHO

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It was… interesting. I won’t say “good”.

No. The engine required staggeringly expensive and complex periodic maintenance or else it grenaded at 30000 miles. Not Maserati’s finest hour.

I read that only 2400 were sold in the USA-so very likely, getting spare parts was probably a big problem.
It is sad that such a technically advanced car had so many bugs.
I should ask-has anyone re-engined one successfully?