Citroen Dyane Review from Finland

1974 Citroen Dyane AYA2 435cc

Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 435cc Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 kilometres
Most recent distance115000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Ramcharger


Not for serious use, only inside city limits


Rust is biggest problem.

Brakes get stuck if the car is not driven in one year.

Not actually a car because lack of power.

General Comments:

Check the suspension container-"springs". if rusted must be replaced.

The partly open roof really good thing.

Good for daily city driving in speeds less than 60 km/h.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th February, 2003

7th Dec 2003, 15:35

Not actually a car because it lacks power...? Not surprisingly if your previous car was a Dodge Ramcharger!

Also, every car that has been dormant for a year will need to have its brakes checked, if not overhauled.

22nd Jan 2004, 21:28

I agree that it is an air-cooled motorcycle-sized engine, but with global warming this makes it "actually a car for the 21st Century."

I have had 170 mile per hour machinery since. The only thing arguably more fun (also air-cooled, was my single engined machine with a propeller, called a Cessna 182. The Dyane actually had better fuel economy and made a similar noise in cruise.

I did almost as many miles in it... bring them back, Citroen! I believe the tooling is still in Spain. It could go to say, India, for a new start on manufacture.

27th Jun 2005, 05:32

Comments on comments about my preview:

>Not a car, lacks power? Not surprisingly if your previous >car was a Dodge Ramcharger!

Well my other cars does not affect this, fact is that 2cv-based vehicles are the slowest commuter vehicles also at their time. No problem with that, but its good to understand if one is thinking about getting one.

>Also, every car that has been dormant for a year will need >to have its brakes checked, if not overhauled.

I have three other vehicles, and they stand each year atleast half of the year, since some are driven only by winter, others at summer. Dyane┬┤s rear brakes are prone to get stuck. its good to be aware of that FACT. So do pump the brakes occasionally when car is not driven!

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review