Citroen 2CV Reviews from North America

1969 Citroen 2CV Mehari 602cc

Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 602cc Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carGMC Pickup

Summary:

A great summer car

Faults:

The Master Brake Cylinder failed.

A Wheel Bearing failed.

General Comments:

This is a fun car for roundabout town kind of driving.

It is really a French Jeep, and is more than happy in the sand dunes and rocks. The body is plastic, (ABS), and as such, it is easily repaired.

Do not expect to burn up the autobahn, as it struggles along at 55 mph. However, at 50 miles per US gallon, why complain?

Due to its putt-putt torque and speed, I installed a Visa engine using the same transmission. It now goes faster than I care to on the highway, and about the same gas mileage. Plus it actually accelerates up hills.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2004

1988 Citroen 2CV Dolly 620 cc

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 620 cc Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance68520 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Take my money, take my hair, but leave me my 2cv!

Faults:

One heater-box clamp @ $4.50.

General Comments:

Most everyone asks if my 2cv is a Bug. One freak even asked if it was a "modified-doodlebug".

I will always have a 2cv in my possession until I grow old and die. I can't imagine living without one!

It takes a bit longer to put gas in her, as everyone asks questions.

I've had 18 cars and I get sick of washing them. With the 2cv I'm done quick. It's nice to be able to clean the entire windshield from one side.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th June, 2003

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews