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Anyone here ever drive a Citroen 2CV? (Original Post) Auggie Feb 2024 OP
Uncomfortable and primitive Richard_GB Feb 2024 #1
I've seen these in some British TV shows. Diamond_Dog Feb 2024 #2
I rode in a Renault 4CV bucolic_frolic Feb 2024 #3
Had a tank Peugeot in England back in MOMFUDSKI Feb 2024 #4
2CV is no frills, but decent ride unc70 Feb 2024 #5
Citroen 2CV POV Drive mockmonkey Feb 2024 #6
Thanks Auggie Feb 2024 #9
Not unlike what you'd expect if a child designed a car. BobTheSubgenius Feb 2024 #7
Growing up we had a trike style tractor with a hand clutch and metal seat, no cushion. Probably like that. twodogsbarking Feb 2024 #8
The most interesting one I've seen... OneBlueDotS-Carolina Feb 2024 #10

bucolic_frolic

(44,637 posts)
3. I rode in a Renault 4CV
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 11:56 AM
Feb 2024

They were not the same. Different manufacturers. CV stood for chevaux, meaning horses. 2 horses. 4 horses.

MOMFUDSKI

(7,026 posts)
4. Had a tank Peugeot in England back in
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:24 PM
Feb 2024

the sixties while ex was in the AF. 5 speed. I didn’t know how to drive stick but I drove it anyway! Ya hadda see it😂

unc70

(6,211 posts)
5. 2CV is no frills, but decent ride
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:32 PM
Feb 2024

Never driven one, but have ridden in several, mostly back in the 1970s. Front wheel drive, very unusual at that time. It was a sounder car than what my first wife's first car in the 1960s and early 1970s: a Fiat 500 from the early 1960s. The Fiat 500 was a "city" car, smaller than the 2CV which was designed as a "farm" car and was a bit larger.

mockmonkey

(2,931 posts)
6. Citroen 2CV POV Drive
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:00 PM
Feb 2024

"Regular Car Reviews" can be a bit annoying with the way he reviews with the grunting voices and

his humorous comments can be a bit off. Luckily, the POV video is absent of that. I still enjoy his reviews. The car is so noisy that the

owners comments can be hard to hear.


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BobTheSubgenius

(11,659 posts)
7. Not unlike what you'd expect if a child designed a car.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:05 PM
Feb 2024

A friend of mine once had one, and it was borderline bizarre. A canvas panel, not unlike a huge swing seat, was the front seat, and its acceleration was on a par with an old VW van full of bricks.

By contrast, his next car was a Fairlane that could do wheelstands. After that, a GT 350 Shelby Mustang. Somewhat like a fat rec league bowler with a monogrammed shirt compared to Usain Bolt.

Oh! Almost forgot! That 2CV wasn't as weird as a "car" another classmate had - a Lambretta. 3 wheels, and the front of the car was its door, which swung open, steering wheel and all. Its performance made the 2CV seem like a muscle car. There was a longish, steepish hill in the street bordering our school, which the Lambo had to go up in reverse. If it were a French car, it might have been named a .5 Chevaux.

twodogsbarking

(10,634 posts)
8. Growing up we had a trike style tractor with a hand clutch and metal seat, no cushion. Probably like that.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:37 PM
Feb 2024

OneBlueDotS-Carolina

(1,397 posts)
10. The most interesting one I've seen...
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 03:23 PM
Feb 2024

Had two front ends, it was a fire spotter, the welded 2 front ends together as it was difficult to drive in reverse on one-lane roads, they never had to back up, just get in the other front seat & away you go. Great post-war machine, could drive on rough fields, low cost to manufacture, and easy to repair.

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