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      10-08-2012 11:44 AM #51






      Quote Originally Posted by mitch hedberg
      I drive a rental car, I don't know what's going on with it, right? So a lot of times I'll drive for like 10 miles with the emergency brake on. That doesn't say a lot for me, but it really doesn't say a lot for the emergency brake.
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      How hard is that to understand without getting your panties in a bunch?
      Surely some of you guys managed to make it out of middle school.

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      10-08-2012 12:37 PM #52
      You can also make a Burton out of a 2CV.

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      10-08-2012 01:25 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by RennbahnPolizei View Post
      You can also make a Burton out of a 2CV.
      You rang?









      Quote Originally Posted by mitch hedberg
      My manager was concerned, he said "Mitch, don't use liquor as a crutch." I can't use liquor as a crutch... because a crutch helps me walk. Liquor severely screws up the way I walk.

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      10-08-2012 01:34 PM #54
      Seems like these would be at their best on a farm or off-road. Great suspension travel.

      Daily driving? Yikes. (unless you were on easy secondary roads and not in a hurry)

      Hang a tractor warning sign off the back.




      The original prototype 1941

      Quote Originally Posted by David Votoupal
      The car sucked in every way imaginable, that it entered the annals as one of the worst cars ever built. It was shoddily built in a plant where labour relations were atrocious. It rusted like hell, and the aluminium engine had the durability of a soggy potato chip. Few cars could have been so thoroughly bad Despite the "explosion" controversy, the Ford Pinto compared favourably to the Vega, and that's saying something.

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      10-08-2012 01:35 PM #55
      oh my... I love the ugly duckling!

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      10-08-2012 01:36 PM #56
      "Quack!!"



      Quote Originally Posted by David Votoupal
      The car sucked in every way imaginable, that it entered the annals as one of the worst cars ever built. It was shoddily built in a plant where labour relations were atrocious. It rusted like hell, and the aluminium engine had the durability of a soggy potato chip. Few cars could have been so thoroughly bad Despite the "explosion" controversy, the Ford Pinto compared favourably to the Vega, and that's saying something.

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      10-08-2012 01:46 PM #57
      do it!
      Just don't drive behind any airplanes

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      10-08-2012 01:49 PM #58
      A little fun with Bardot

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      10-08-2012 02:02 PM #59
      "fragile"

      Drive carefully.

      Quote Originally Posted by Surf Green View Post
      It's not hard to tell when a driver is texting. If I can do it while driving a manual, eating a cheeseburger AND loading a shotgun... the average driver, who is admittedly much smarter, and more coordinated than me, should be capable of seeing it too.

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      10-08-2012 02:08 PM #60
      heh... some things never change




      Quote Originally Posted by McBanagon View Post
      It's like the prototype came out of the design studio and someone said, "Christ on a crutch, this is what our design team came up with?? A Camry???" And the front and rear fascia team said, "Not for long!"

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      10-08-2012 02:21 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot_ View Post
      "fragile"

      Drive carefully.
      I really don't think anyone thinks that these things are at all safe. And I mean, no offense, but with two old cars yourself, why would you say something like that?
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      10-08-2012 02:35 PM #62
      I daily drive a Fiat 126 with 26hp and I've been overtaken by a 2CV on a twisty b-road. Ok, that thing hat what looked like 185 width tyres, and it was sitting low, but it was friggin'awesome The 4 cylinder air-cooled boxer engine out of the Citroen GS fits with some mods. The car is so pure genious it hurts...



      I'd say go for it. In germany there are stainless steel chassis available for less than 1000€. I don't know how traffic is in the US, but as Mr. Air and Water said, if you know the highway is empty I wouldn't mind. I have never had problems with my Fiat; the opposite is the case, people overtaking me (or being overtaken) can't help but smile Ok, in case of a crash chances to survive will be bad, but it's so much fun. And usually with such a car you drive very defensive and attentive. At least that's what happened to me.
      Fiat 126 bis build thread here. Error 404: 0-60 not found.
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      10-08-2012 02:39 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by PJA View Post
      I really don't think anyone thinks that these things are at all safe. And I mean, no offense, but with two old cars yourself, why would you say something like that?
      No offense taken. And yes, my cars certainly aren't "safe" in a crash. But there is at least SOME difference between my 2200 pound 510 and this 1200 pound featherweight.

      Eh... the 1700 pound Rabbit? Not so much. But I think the comment is a reasonable one for all the small early cars.

      And I was piggybacking on the following comment on page one:



      Quote Originally Posted by chrismkay3 View Post
      for a main driver wouldn't you want to consider safety, even slightly. a 2CV will probably use your torso for a crumple zone in a crash. maybe have one for sunday morning drives when traffic is light, but not for an every day driver...

      Nice overview of the 2CV:

      The 2cv is probably just as relevant today as it was when Pierre Boulanger laid out the criteria for the 2cv in 1936. It must be a simple design, capable of driving thirty MPH across plowed fields with a cargo of eggs. It must be able to carry five passengers and of course be comfortable.

      The original concept was for an umbrella on wheels and to keep the expense down, must be built with a minimum of materials. For cheap operation it meant a small engine and of course that would mean it had to be very lightweight.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Surf Green View Post
      It's not hard to tell when a driver is texting. If I can do it while driving a manual, eating a cheeseburger AND loading a shotgun... the average driver, who is admittedly much smarter, and more coordinated than me, should be capable of seeing it too.

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    15. 10-08-2012 03:32 PM #65
      Located in Scottsdale, AZ I LOVE my 2cv but my life has changed and I am willing to part with it.
      7,500 usd respond here if you are interested

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      10-08-2012 03:53 PM #66
      Just don't take anyone with you when there are steep road. Depending on the inclination, you'll end up pushing the car or crawling up the hill while your passengers go on foot (this happened with a 435cc 2CV 4).

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      10-08-2012 05:03 PM #67
      They certainly have a certain appeal to them. Even in stripped down form








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      10-08-2012 09:23 PM #68
      The silver one in Hand Cannon's post would be great and has all the early details I like. For the OP, beware that many 2CVs in the US are fraudulently registered as something they are not. THere are many Charlestons, (made in 90 or 91) that show up with 60s and 70s as their year. DOT problem and maybe a long term headache for a buyer. Just because it isn't a Skyline doesn't mean that you don't have to worry about it.

      And if they won't go up a hill loaded, turn around and back up!

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      10-08-2012 09:24 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by bill bach View Post
      Located in Scottsdale, AZ I LOVE my 2cv but my life has changed and I am willing to part with it.
      7,500 usd respond here if you are interested
      Did I miss pictures of your 2cv earlier in this thread?

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      10-08-2012 09:36 PM #70
      Love it. Do it.

      Even when they're going 50mph and holding up traffic, everyone's happy to see them and instantly calms down and smiles when they see what the hold up is
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      10-08-2012 09:38 PM #71
      What's a driver quality one of these go for anyhow?

      Also, what is the parts situation in the US?
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      10-09-2012 03:39 AM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      What's a driver quality one of these go for anyhow?

      Also, what is the parts situation in the US?
      eBay or try contact a classic Citroën specialist in Europe.

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      10-09-2012 05:26 AM #73
      When I met the project Isetta, my first comment was "holy ****, it's less car than a Deux Chevaux! Damnnnnnnnnn!"
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      10-09-2012 05:49 AM #74
      Early in the thread someone question why this car isn't desirable. To me it looks like a craptastic kit car and doesn't make up for it with performance. Sure, maybe this car has an important place in history, but that's in the past. That doesn't make me want one in the present, not unless I open a museum.
      Quote Originally Posted by apizzaparty View Post
      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

    25. 10-09-2012 07:46 AM #75
      I love how compact the suspension is!

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