Is A 2CV Safe To Drive?
  • Help
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: Is A 2CV Safe To Drive?

  1. #1
    JBN
    JBN is offline
    1000+ Posts JBN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    8,517

    Default Is A 2CV Safe To Drive?

    This is an interesting article by an American who has the nom de plume of CarCynic. Although it is about the 2CV and vehicle safety, it is an interesting read about car safety in general. There are two parts, this the first one covering points 1 to 4. The next part covers points 5 to 6.

    CarCynic.com: Is the CitroŽn 2CV Safe to Drive?

    Advertisement


    John

  2. #2
    COL
    COL is offline
    A110 COL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Van Diemen's Land
    Posts
    4,334

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    This is an interesting article by an American who has the nom de plume of CarCynic. Although it is about the 2CV and vehicle safety, it is an interesting read about car safety in general. There are two parts, this the first one covering points 1 to 4. The next part covers points 5 to 6.

    CarCynic.com: Is the CitroŽn 2CV Safe to Drive?



    John
    Interesting article there John
    Regards Col

    1973 Renault R12 Station Wagon
    1976 Renault R12 Station Wagon
    2002 Renault Laguna V6
    1973 Alpine A110

    http://alpine-a110.weebly.com/

  3. #3
    Fellow Frogger! Big Frog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Somewhere near Mudgee, NSW
    Posts
    352

    Default

    Good point made about the eye level stop lights, I recall Harley? suggesting the fitting a eye level stop lamp to his D after a rear ender, the D stop lamps are very low to a SUV that is close.

  4. #4
    1000+ Posts bluey504's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Dandenong Vic
    Posts
    1,273

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Frog View Post
    Good point made about the eye level stop lights, I recall Harley? suggesting the fitting a eye level stop lamp to his D after a rear ender, the D stop lamps are very low to a SUV that is close.
    I've become so accustomed to High mount brake lights I find myself 'searching' for these instead of the taillights as such.
    Brendan.

  5. #5
    JBN
    JBN is offline
    1000+ Posts JBN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    8,517

    Default

    Driving a 2CV and trying to maintain momentum, I am continually looking through the windows of the vehicle in front, taking my cues from the car in front of him. High level brake lights are very helpful in this situation, giving me extra warning to start backing off without having to resort to braking.

    Actually I drive that way in the Xantia as well, rarely using the brakes as the ZF auto responds well to throttle movements, up or down.

    John

  6. #6
    My Supermodel 63-1092's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    somewhere! Pilbara, Bowen Basin, Melbourne?
    Posts
    10,987

    Default

    I think any good driver scans the road ahead not just the car ahead.
    John
    Александър Кристоф Шанел

  7. #7
    Fellow Frogger!
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Bungendore NSW
    Posts
    504

    Default

    Is this what they mean about front crumple zone?

    Citroen 2CV Crash test - YouTube

  8. #8
    JBN
    JBN is offline
    1000+ Posts JBN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    8,517

    Default

    Exactly. In the UK I went to a car breaker who had a 2CV Charleston in a similar (though not as severe) condition. I sat in the drivers seat for quite a while...removing the single spoke steering wheel and the Charleston/Club plastic trim on the top of the doors. I was also impressed by how that car had withstood a serious crash, yet the cabin was not deformed.

    A check for blood and body parts also turned up negative.

    John

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •