Citroen H-Van Reviews from UK and Ireland

1965 Citroen H-Van H Panel Van 2.0 petrol

Model year1964
Year of manufacture1965
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired320000 kilometres
Most recent distance324000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot Peugeot *06

Summary:

A fabulous vehicle with a near perfect one tonne (plus) load carrying capability

Faults:

As it has the characteristic suicide doors that add to its charm, there have been occasions when a quick entry to the driver's seat has resulted in the indicator switch being broken. The vehicle has a small oil leak coming from the engine-transmission join, but my father (an engineer) says this should not be a surprise!

Rebuilt from bare metal and with many panels replaced or refurbished (Lulu) is in good nick and is a very reliable transporter of the family's collection of mountain bikes on days out.

General Comments:

Possessing bags of character, if not streamlined coachwork, the H van has given myself, my family, friends and casual onlookers a great deal of pleasure. Every family should have a folly!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2006

1969 Citroen H-Van 1.9 petrol

Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 kilometres
Most recent distance49000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo V40

Summary:

A delightful, charming vehicle that puts a smile on your face when you drive it

Faults:

Ignition switch falls inside the dashboard.

General Comments:

Great fun to drive, despite slow gear change and lack of speed.

Great view of the world and makes you remember how much fun driving can be.

Makes you feel that 45 mph is the proper speed for a human being to travel at.

Plenty of room and it is easily accessible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2004

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews