10th Aug 2001, 17:06
The 2CV was not really designed for fast, long distance motoring - they are a french farmers vehicle, designed to need hardly any maintenance and start every time - cornering at fifty MPH is best left to less interesting cars. However, if driven properly, the cornering is not actually too bad, just rather unnerving to those unaccustomed to this kind of suspension (which is very comfortable).
Having driven many expensive cars, I have to say that over a long distance I find the 2CV surprisingly unfatiguing to drive.
23rd May 2003, 20:06
I strongly disagree with the negative comments, it is clear those vehicles were poorly maintained, I have had 2cv for years and it is the best thing I've owned.
6th Apr 2004, 05:22
Agreed, 29hp isn't much, but then a body made of the lightest type of automotive steel semi-enclosing a tiny air-cooled engine doesn't weigh much either.
And OK, changing direction is a little like changing course in a boat - the thing does lean somewhat.
But the 2CV is the only car of the many I've owned which seemed to become an extension of the driver's body. Reach the top of a hill, and you both need a rest, but the feeling is of a job well done.
The 2CV is the quintessential example of a car with a personality. In this case, an amiable one, albeit French.
I'll never forget my miles in a 2CV!
9th Aug 2004, 12:12
Can it even get to 75 mph maybe down a long hill. Come on an 800 cc Daewoo Matiz will make the 2 CV a laughing stock. When you over take a BMW at 75 mph it will take the bmw all of 2 seconds to over take you again.
18th Jan 2005, 02:55
Have you seen Louis de Funes' movies? Do you remember that crazy nun driving one of this 2CV?
As VW Beetle, the 2 CV was actually designed before WW2.
Because of the occupation and the war industry it was produced years after the war, but it seems that the success doesn't care for the time.
14th Oct 2005, 07:24
I admired the 2CV. Is this the same car that can run on 3 wheels? Anyway a Citroen did that.