It might look futuristic, but the CX still has feet of clay – or rather panels of steel – so rust can be a major problem. Check the bonnet, doors and around the sunroof on the shiny side and the subframe and longerons underneath.
A hard ride means worn suspension spheres – changing those at the front is straightforward, but the rears are harder to access. An accumulator sphere hydraulic pump that activates more than once every 30-45 seconds is overdue a change, too.
Changing the clutch on a manual car is an engine-out job, a failed flywheel ignition sensor creates poor hot starting and look for evidence of an engine rebuild in a DTR Turbo 2’s history file – the original block becomes porous.