1969 Citroen 2CV Review

1969 Citroen 2CV Mehari 602cc from North America

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


A great summer car


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

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review