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    My sister has been bugging me to find her a 2CV. I gave her my best sales pitch:

    Me: "They're very noisy."
    Her: "I'll wear ear plugs"
    "They're as slow as a wet week."
    "I'm in no hurry"
    "They have the structural integrity of a tissue box."
    "I've been driving a long time, I don't have crashes."
    "They rust if they smell water"
    "I won't wash it."

    And the kicker...

    "They all need work, who's going to work on yours?"
    "You can."
    "Umm..."
    "You just need to organise your time better."

    Anyone selling, or know of anyone selling a 2CV in roadworthy or near-roadworthy condition. I'm in Geraldton and she's in rural Victoria.

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    Here ya go - this will slow down her ambitions

    https://continentalcars.com.au/cars-...-citroen-2cv6/
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    Tell her the above 2CV is the best one you could find

    There is a black C6 on the same site is $9,000 cheaper
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    Tell her she will die, may as well ride a motorbike, die happier
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    Yep we’ve both seen that one. We note it remains unsold..,
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    theres a white one on carsales for just under 14K which 'looks' like value for money in Sydney. Out of all those advertised there that would be my pick too. Why pay more for less when you can pay less for less. Never understand why a Deux can get more than a D.... ridiculous.

    Your sis could fly up and drive it back with a scenic country adventure thrown in, and discover all those key points you declared for free ; )
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    There will always be one for sale in Oz somewhere. My evil suggestion is to observe (correctly IMHO) that the upgrade, the Dyane, is a much better and more exclusive device to own, but they are hard to find. Personally I'd bypass both and by an Ami, of which there was a beauty for sale a while back. That would be even harder to source.
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    There have been quite a lot of used 2cvs imported over the last decade from the UK and some could have had a fair amount of rust even though they might now sport a new chassis. A lot of those cars seem to have settled around the $15-20K mark now, but you can obviously find them for less (or more). The market must continue to become a little deeper as more owners emerge to soak up the increased supply.

    Of course $20K gives you quite a lot of choice of other cars. You can get a couple of good Pluriels for that much cash. The Pluriel is in some ways the successor model, but service in regional Vic could be more difficult than with a 2cv. The red/black car linked to is genuine 10K from new and has basically been a display car with very sparing use. So, it is quite unusual, but not the car you'd pick if you wanted a RAID contender or something to pile on many, many miles. I don't know what the pretty blue car at the Throttle Shop sold for recently, but the asking price was over $40K and it did sell quite quickly.

    In some ways a GS is a grown up version of a 2cv, but with many more creature comforts. You don't get a roll back roof, but they are a lot more comfortable and much better value. Worth thinking about as an alternative.
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    I don’t disagree with anything said here. For mine a DS is duck’s nuts, and the GS always appealed to me.

    But she ain’t me.

    I think the cost of buying a serviceable CV might be a reality check.
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    I thought only men had a midlife crisis.

    If she wants to be cool, show her this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si6MN-We0lg

    It's cheaper and in my opinion way cooler.
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    Tell her to do it

    2cvs are bloody hideous things .... leak like a sieve ... slower than a sloth. Damn there fun. Forget the money and get one. You only live once. It'll probably appreciate in your ownership either way. So if you can afford it .... Don't worry about the $$$. Just do it. You'll smile every second of every minute you drive it

    You will also bring endless entertainment to everyone around you (especially small children).

    GET SOMEONE THAT KNOWS THEM TO CHECK ANY CAR FOR YOU. Pay the money and get a good one. Don't buy an expensive polished turd.

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    I agree Schlitzie, but it ain’t a 2cv
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    theres a few froggy 2CV electric conversions on youtube to admire, I like the 0 emission sticker on one of them. Really interesting development and worth considering, no idea what conversion would cost but compared to a new electric you'd still be ahead you'd think.

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    For the little 500, 17,000 Great British Pounds using salvaged Tesla batteries (but likely without the management systems) and for a car that uses barely more fuel than a lawnmover. Paranoia about the batteries means I wouldn't park it in my house.

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    The 2CV is a classic. Noddy's car. If you want a car that all people will look at and say nice things about - it is a 2CV. If you really like to drive and can really drive, a 2CV allows you to exhibit those experiences. Everyone laughs and says they are slow....except the Police Highway Patrol - those bastards actually record and write down what speed you are doing! I have lost 3 licences due to their fastidiousness and last month fortunately dropped from 12 demerit points to 9. It will take another two years to drop off 3 points to bring it to 6 demerit points. I am 73, in two years time I will be 75. I really don't have the friggin time to play these stupid games. Get real, I have had NO AT FAULT accidents in the last half century, though I was involved in a collision of a goon turning into a petrol station from the centre lane across me in the left hand lane. Fortunately that was in a CX not a 2CV.

    All parts are available from Der Franzose in Germany. Today I received two Michelin 125/15 tyres from them. Forget electric power. It was difficult enough doing the 800km leg along the Anne Beadell Highway with the 25 litre tank full and two spare 20 litre jerry cans full plus two 5 litre jerry cans full. You would run out of food and water waiting for your batteries to recharge in the middle of nowhere.

    If you are NOT an individualist, ignore all the above and get anything other than a 2CV.

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    Not your typical hoon car, John, but as you say it still doesn't slip under the radar...
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    I've only once ridden in a 2CV. It was in Darwin, of all places, and it belonged to the sister of a friend of mine. Pedal to the metal everywhere, I loved it.

    On balance, an R4 achieves most of what a 2CV does, and more, including being somewhat distinctive in the styling department. I think an R4 is a grown-up 2CV really and I reckon a bit more usable. They are rarer but standard Renault stuff that is more or less all available. One sold in Perth recently. Beware rust...
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    Was that persons’ name Isabel by any chance?
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    In Darwin? I'm honestly not sure, but it was at least 15 years ago. She was a trauma counsellor for refugees if that helps and a bit over 60 at the time.
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    Probably not the same one then. I helped Isabelle find a 2cv that she bought and drove around Perth. At least one of her sons learned to drive in said vehicle. Don’t know what became of it.

    Update: my reprobate sister has joined this forum and is probably lurking as l type.

    The search goes on...
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    theres one on carsales in NSW for 8K. That would be pretty easy to put back together! I'd just get a late C5 for about the same money and be happy I was driving something with infinitely better handling comfort ( Citroen means comfort in French) and parts that are newish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Personally I'd bypass both and by an Ami, of which there was a beauty for sale a while back. That would be even harder to source.
    If I could have one more car, it would be an Ami 6 berline. Never seen one for sale here though.
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    2CV - France's answer to the Harley?

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    Check out this Citroen 2CV.
    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...SSE-AD-5949859

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    If it is a 1986 car, it could be one of the last French built ones before production went to Portugal. Remember with a 2cv, the speedo only goes to 99,999 km and then resets to zero. I own a 1986 French built car and apart from replacing the MPH speedo with a used KPH speedo. I have no idea what distance it has travelled in either miles nor kilometres.

    It really doesn't matter as they don't get any uglier as they age (unlike people). Also, all limbs and internal organs can be replaced cheaply and successfully (another differentiation to people).

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