Most recently we've seen Chris Harris in the driver's seat of a Jaguar F-Type, a McLaren P1 prototype and a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. And outside the car, there was his indignation over the demonization of the Porsche Carrera GT after Paul Walker's death. So you might not expect him to say of a 1957 Citroën 2CV with all of 12 horsepower, "it's the antidote to all the modern stuff I drive."

That's only the beginning of the hosannas, Harris going on to call the runabout designed to carry two farmers and 50 kilograms of potatoes at 39 miles per hour "the most interesting car I have or ever will own." We could tell you why, but it sounds so much more distinguished when he does it. So you can watch him do so in the video below. Unsurprisingly, not a single drift was given that day.



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      mawhalen53
      • 1 Year Ago
      Really enjoyed this video. He captures the charm of older cars well - momentum driving, fear of hills, and the joy they bring despite doing everything 'worse' than modern cars.
        Kent Kangley
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mawhalen53
        I couldn't agree more. Reminds me of the way I would drive my old 2nd-gen VW bus. So much fun.
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      I got the highest respect for Chris Harris because he definately is a real car nut if he can appreciate something like the 2CV
      redssstew
      • 1 Year Ago
      Loved that! Hes Very Good at explaining things. I couldnt agree more with him also. I keep a Jeep Cherokee for the same reasons. Its Nice to go back to Plain Old Mechanical Simplicity!
        redssstew
        • 1 Year Ago
        @redssstew
        And also another reason for the "Save the Manuals" argument.
      MXV
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've got the chance to purchase a 1968 (with new chassis and rebuilt 425cc) this summer. This video "helped" a lot. The bank account's going to take a hit...
      Krazeecain
      • 1 Year Ago
      This re-sparked my interest in the 2CV, sadly they're almost non-existent here in Canada...
      that guy hhhh
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have one of those converted into a 3-wheel car called a Lomax 223, so fun. But so slow.
      Riley C.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've always wanted one of these bad boys, this thing would be perfect for the lazy Sunday afternoon drive. Quirky, out of place, yet fun and never boring, even though it has as much horsepower as a modern-day riding lawnmower.
      Mr Sled
      • 1 Year Ago
      There is a 2CV that Snoopy drives in the movie "Bon Voyage Charlie Brown" that further reinforces Harris' personification of the little car's character. So cool!
      SquareFour
      • 1 Year Ago
      He pretty much nailed all points on why stuff like this is so enjoyable. That bit about how can anything that brings smiles be bad was spot on. I rode a 45 cu in flathead for a number of years for all of the reasons he cited. When ever I'd get questions about its performance, I'd tell 'em it's not that it's slow, it's just "unfast". I still have to practice the speed management things he mentioned in my daily driver beater...which, btw, was made in 1998 with a whopping 95 ponies! I find that every time the interstate speed limit increases, I'm relegated more and more to the slow and middling lanes. I don't mind...I'm too busy planning for the next hill to mind.
      Darren McLellan
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have always wanted a 2CV. Chris even made it make sense to SWMBO.
      zambono
      • 1 Year Ago
      love these, specially the 2 tones, black and burgundy
      Joris Vanvinckenroye
      • 2 Months Ago

      I am myself driving in a 2CV for more than over 20 years. I drove a GT3 on the Nordschleife, owned a Land Rover discovery 3 but there is no car mor back to basic than a 2CV. As Ceo of a company i often arrive in my 2CV and people do not understand always the fun of this car...

      joris vanvinckenroye, belgium.

      www.royaldoctors.com

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