Gerry - Fixed that spelling mistake - thanks!
This has all come as a bit of a surprise to me - I didn't expect to be buying a second car so soon, but better to have more work than we were expecting than no work at all! We're probably looking at spreading 10,000km a year over the two vehicles
I keep looking at later Citroen - we copuld probably get away with replacing Cťlestine from time to time with a DS of some sort (maybe this one, even) , but the question of reliability has me a bit spooked. I know they can't be as bad as the reputation thay have in Australia (can they?) but these things lodge in the brain.
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They had a reputation for being a very reliable car but apart from the headlights inside the calandre there is nothing very special about them. If you look at the Depanoto catalogue for the 202 you can see that all the major mechanical parts are available. Gear boxes and back axles are not easy to fix - parts are rare and the body panels ..... you are in the hands of panel beaters to re-manufacture. They are very rare in the casses now and anyway would be rusted out. It's is a low risk second car in my view.
If I was in the tour business I would try and find a Hotchkiss of the era - very classy interior, smooth ride and posh.
A pre war panhard with a sleeve valve 6 would by even better but 20 times the price of the 202
Time has come for me to buy a second car for the business - we are reaching our targets for clients and I am thinking we need an insurance car just in case the Traction is in the garage
I am thinking about a Pug 202 http://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/201532424.htm?ca=7_s, mainly because they are inexpensive (and the right sort of image for a 2nd car). Trouble is I am having trouble finding out anything about them - there just doesnt appear to be the literature that exists about the Traction.