Great post! When i crashed my 2cv 2 years ago I had 1400 euros to spend on a car. The reasonable (boring) choice for this kind of money would have been a diesel clio or 206 since I live in France. Instead I thought that if I was going to give up my beloved 2cv, I'd better get something interesting. I found a cheap,… » 3/18/15 4:56pm 3/18/15 4:56pm

I own one! although mine is the mighty 2cv6 with a 2 barrels carburator 602cc, I agree with everything he says. It has been a great first car because it makes you very aware of everything. It makes you learn anticipation and racing lines to keep the momentum. It is now waiting to be repaired for much too long, I miss… » 4/16/14 5:02pm 4/16/14 5:02pm

In France 8 new cars out of ten are diesel powered (maybe even more now) the smell is awfull in cities at rush hour (not even big cities). And new ones stink too, I drive a convertible and even surounded by new-ish golfs, audis and renaults in traffic, i can smell their filthy exhausts. » 4/14/14 4:48pm 4/14/14 4:48pm

Same for me! A few years ago on my cousin''s wedding I got to drive one of his friends' Morgan +4. It was a blast especially for my 18 year old self. But I really wanted to drive his other car too... a chey tahoe! I didn't ask, afraid of looking like a fool wanting to drive that tank instead of the lightweight… » 4/12/14 5:44am 4/12/14 5:44am

It happened to me! A few years ago, on a friday before the hollidays, I was leaving the campus with my bike strapped to my 2cv's roofrack. Just before I leaving, I decide to make a left turn in a parking lot to check something in my trunk. What I didn't see (pay attention to) was this (crossbar): » 4/10/14 4:24pm 4/10/14 4:24pm

a little support from France. I know exactly how you are feeling, some POS drunk driver wrecked my citroen 2cv 3 weeks ago. I had rebuilt it with my father and driven it everywhere for 6 years. I was using the same metaphor as you are, it's like this dbag had killed my dog. But there is still hope for you, good luck » 4/04/13 7:11am 4/04/13 7:11am

As a car guy, i tend to hate minivans. It looks like you've given up with fast and cool cars, buying something that can fit the kids and their stuff. when travelling Australia with friends of mine we bought a 92 toyota tarago/previa and put 40 000km on it in 10 months. It is a brilliant road trip vehicle, so much… » 2/13/13 9:03am 2/13/13 9:03am

my first car was (and still is) a citroen 2cv with a 30hp flat twin. great fitst car! it is slow, the handling is safe but you still have to pay attention (passing a truck can make you change lane) and it's huge fun driven on the limit (top speed 110 kph ->65mph), which I always do. It has made me learn to get to… » 1/31/13 6:28am 1/31/13 6:28am