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    Default Citation II ?

    I've seen, X-11's. But I can get no dope an a Citation II Anybody heard of it? FWD? V8?



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    Nothing different about them, it's what they were all called in 1984-85.
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    They did fix the vertical radio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CorvairGeek View Post
    They did fix the vertical radio.
    In 1985, the 1984s still had it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SexySilhouette View Post
    In 1985, the 1984s still had it.
    I wondered about that. I was thinking it was one of GM's famous last year changes, but couldn't remember for sure.
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    Yeah that was weird. Only GM did that, even in Corvettes.

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    And a voltmeter and that windshield antenna... shudder...

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    One in a yard near me. Never did see many, but remember them new on the lot. I see it still has the goofy tray/console in the middle of the bench seat.

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    I thought they added some of the A body changes - things like moving the steering rack from the body to the front subframe to firm up the steering a bit? It has been a long time since I have owned a Citation - looking for a decent one or the Phoenix version (hatch only)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmanlyr View Post
    I thought they added some of the A body changes - things like moving the steering rack from the body to the front subframe to firm up the steering a bit? It has been a long time since I have owned a Citation - looking for a decent one or the Phoenix version (hatch only)
    I do believe those changes happened in '82, along with the introduction of the A-body.
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    The frame steering was the best. Don't believe Wiki--on the sub frame transfers an opposite torque to the rack and degrades handling. On the firewall, only problem was Cit. and Vegas prone to body rot, some there was dangerous. Less rust at sub frame.

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    The steering rack moving to the subframe and firming up the steering was something I read in a old Road and Track period magazine as I remember, they called it less "rubbery" steering feel on the Citation II, long time before the internet. Whether as the cars aged the steering was worse or not I do not know, only ever owned a regular Citation (4 door, 2.5/auto), put money down on a new 1982 X-11, decided not to buy once I saw the car in person and drove it. At the time it was just not fast enough for me, although to have the opportunity to buy a new 82' now - I would buy it (hindsight).

    Anyways, just something on the Citation II that was mentioned in a less than full feature article in the back pages of the magazine. One of those articles that are space fillers, a few paragraphs, some opinion, mentioning changes, a pic, maybe two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmanlyr View Post
    The steering rack moving to the subframe and firming up the steering was something I read in a old Road and Track period magazine as I remember, they called it less "rubbery" steering feel on the Citation II, long time before the internet. Whether as the cars aged the steering was worse or not I do not know, only ever owned a regular Citation (4 door, 2.5/auto), put money down on a new 1982 X-11, decided not to buy once I saw the car in person and drove it. At the time it was just not fast enough for me, although to have the opportunity to buy a new 82' now - I would buy it (hindsight).

    Anyways, just something on the Citation II that was mentioned in a less than full feature article in the back pages of the magazine. One of those articles that are space fillers, a few paragraphs, some opinion, mentioning changes, a pic, maybe two.
    So I'm now very curious what you bought instead of that '82 Citation?
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