This machine is unique amongst Citroens in being totally indestructible. No amount of oil shortage or service neglect can induce it to miss a beat... it just burbles along with a sound every bit as satisfying, in its own way, as a V8 Range Rover or an Aston.
Getting tired of the conventional style I painted it black and white in the manner of a cow and lined the seats and doors with fuzzy cow material and put green carpet down (grass, you see). A 10-stack Kenwood in the boot and six speakers made it quite a turn, especially with the roof off and four people dancing on the seats.
The reason for the high performance score is that all these things are relative. OK, it takes about 20 seconds to get to 60, but once it's there it stays put.
Sadly, the MoT failure sheet came back reporting that there is no longer a chassis or a floorpan so it's sitting on the drive waiting for me to push it to the scrapyard. Anyone want it?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th August, 2002
9th Oct 2002, 11:02
You can get a new chassis, you know?
1st Feb 2003, 18:17
RE: Doing it up like a cow.
You sad bloke!
23rd Sep 2003, 06:28
Your CD changer in the boot won't last very long because the boot is no stronger than a layer of tin foil and some little sh*thead will have it in no time!
7th Feb 2004, 16:52
Ooooooh can I have it? also if it takes 20 seconds to get to 60mph I'm very surprised as they normally take 30+
15th Sep 2004, 09:12
Not sad at all, I'm planning to do it as well...
19th Sep 2006, 21:13
I think the 0-60 is closer to 40 seconds. I'd still have one tho.
5th Jan 2013, 07:46
So I read your comment. I think you never drove a 2CV. And a 652cc 2CV doesn't exist (this engine was only in the Visa and LNA), but it's possible to fit it in with a flywheel mod...
My own 2CV, completely restored, better than new, has a stainless steel chassis (Hoffman), a Visa 652cc engine with 5 speed gearbox (Swiss made mod), and it's a dream to drive it.
The only bad thing is that Citroën never built it in such a configuration...