1974 Citroen Dyane AYA2 435cc

Summary:

Not for serious use, only inside city limits

Faults:

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!