1979 Citroen Dyane 6 602cc from UK and Ireland
Dyane's for ever!
The car was very reliable for the period I had it on the road (1989 - 1996) I had to change the clutch once (undo 8 bolts and 2 people pull the engine out - no other lifting gear needed).
Since 1996 it has been in a garage, as I had bought another car (Currently a Citroen Xara) for a big commute that I do each day. I am currently working to get it back on the road again. It has some holes ion the body work, but the chasse is in fine form. The engine runs, but there is a nasty noise from the drive shaft that will require attention.
Have I really had this car 15 years? good grief! It was my first car, bought before I learnt to drive, and I won't be parted from it! Fortunately my wife fell in love with it as well as me.
My 2.0 HDi diesel Xara has 3 times the power of the Dyane, but not 3 times the fun or satisfaction! I must get on with the battle against tin worm and get it back on the road soon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th January, 2004
I couldn`t agree more with you (Dyane forever). My father has owned several Dyanes` for the past 25 years, and in my opinion Dyane is one of the best cars ever made. So simple, yet so special.
My mom owns a 1980 Portuguese made Dyane 6. In it I learnt to drive, did my first driving vacations at the age of 18, drove it to University during my studies, at 24 I drove it from Portugal to Poland and back, crossing Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, at 25 I drove it to work, gave it a nice break at 26 and at 30 again I drove it to work in Algarve, 700 kms from my home. It just goes and goes. It's comfortable, reliable, economic, and FUN!!!