The car looks bloody awful!
The reason these cars were built in the first place was for the French farmers to drive round the fields in! That's where they should stay and where they should all be buried!
I laughed so hard when Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear pushed one off a cliff a few years back!
They are the most pathetic excuse for a car. What is the meaning of that gearstick? How can anybody use them?
The 2CV design is brilliant in all aspects.
You still appear to have done 25,000 miles in it so it can't be that bad?
The best car ever made? Do me a favour! That gearstick is the worst piece of engineering I have ever seen and it takes you about 6 months to get used to the damm thing. The wipers are very noisy (and they haven't even put wipers on the back window, or demisters for that matter). Also since when does the best car in the world take over 20 seconds to get to 60? (achievable in just under 20 going downhill with the wind behind it). They should all be sold off to the circus and / or the chassis be turned into a kids wendyhouse / chicken shed.
I completely agree with all the positive comments above. I ran a 2cv when I was a student and absolutly hammered it! Despite this, it was still completely reliable and probably the most fun you can have on four wheels (or three!)
Oh for god's sake!
The 2CV was released 1948 for a bunch of French farmers to drive as an alternative to a horse and cart. The fact that it survived in production for so long is pretty amazing. Not only that, but the technology in the 2CV is still used in the C5.I think you could cut it some slack.
I live in America and a 1988 2CV6 Dolly is my second car. I picked up the shifter right off, as I had to pick the car up in a major industrial port. I recently drove her on an 1,800 mile trip without a problem, and I was never sore after any leg of the trip... superb seats! I will always own a 2cv. Those people that don't like the 2cv have no soul.
My brother and I have just purchased a 1987 2CV6 Special for the huge some of £175. Why did we buy it? Because it's a wonderful piece of engineering, designed to last and cheaply maintain. Once its sorted for an M.O.T and rejuvenated for next summer, we will be using the car for shows and other 2CV club events. It reminds us of a less complicated life, not overburdened with computer controlled this, that and the other. The 2CV is an old fashioned, practical car, and cannot in anyway be compared to any modern vehicle or style of driving. And yes, it does sound like an old bi-plane when its idling!
The 2cv is amazing, I own a Dyane6, and it's my 1st car!! The gear stick is easy to pick up and use. You may be moaning about it, but it's similar to a Renault 4. They are easy to work on, but many miss the main purpose of their cars; to drive across ploughed fields in comfort, with a dozen eggs and not break 1 during transit. How many modern 4x4s are able to do that?
For a car that costs no more than £3000, they have better seats and suspension than many 4x4s that cost in excess of £25,000!!!
And also slow? Maybe, because mine is a dyane6, but it isn't slow. I've had a drag race against a 1200cc Beetle, and it beat that easily, with half the cylinders, half the engine size!!! For what they are, they are amazing.
A 2cv is a great car, an iconic piece of design work.