The Best and Worst French Cars Ever Made

Posted on Mar 31 2016 - 6:50am by admin

France is a country that has produced all kinds of cars over the years. They have created some really great cars. But they have also created some really bad ones. It’s about time that we had a look at what the best French cars are and what the worst ones are. Read on to find out more.

Peugeot 205Best

Peugeot 205

This is one of the most popular and successful cars ever to come out of France. The Peugeot 205 is one of those cars that was very popular with consumers. Drivers are rarely wrong. When a car manages to reach such a huge market, as this one did, you can be sure that there was something good about it. The main thing that people like about it is that it’s very reliable and resilient. But there were also turbo GTi models that were very popular with younger people who were looking for budget sporty cars. There are not many cars in history that have gone down so well with such a variety of drivers.

Renault Captur

In terms of modern compact SUVs, none of them are quite as strong as the Renault Captur. It’s a car that is very classy, but also reliable. That’s what all the best French cars throughout history have been able to do. It wouldn’t be a French car if it didn’t have that touch of class. You can also customise the car with lots of add-ons and other extra features. This puts the driver and owner of the car in full control. Renault at Carco Group sell these cars, and they are not as costly as you might imagine. There are not many cars that can so smoothly combine an edgy exterior design with high-quality interiors. It’s a car that cannot be dismissed.

Citroen DS

This car was released back in the mid-1950s. But it’s a car that still manages to look futurist and forward-looking even today. It was in production for a couple of decades, and it was always pushing forward and continuing to innovate for as long as it was around. The car is sporty and practical at the same time. That’s not something you can say about too many cars. The car was used by rally drivers when it was at the height of its popularity in the 50s and 60s too. It’s not hard to see why.

Worst

Renault 9

The main crime of the Renault 9 is blandness. If there has ever been a car that screamed bland and beige, it’s this car. There is nothing quite like it in terms of blandness, and that’s not something to boast about. It looks like a car that should never have been made, and time has not been kind to it. It looks so dated these days, and you can’t imagine it ever becoming appealing even as a collector’s novelty. There is nothing terrible about the way the car drives. It’s steady enough and pretty middle of the road. But it’s so mundane that you can’t forgive Renault for every creating it.

KV Mini 1

If you can find a more ugly car than the KV Mini 1, then I’ll be very surprised. This misshapen wagon looks like nothing on earth, and I don’t mean that in any kind of positive way. It’s the kind of weird, maverick car that could only ever have come out of France. Some people might like it simply for being so strange and unloved, but that’s a pretty bad excuse if you ask me. It looks like the kind of car that someone with no car making experience might have put together. And, to make things even worse, it drives horribly, and you can’t even reverse it properly. You have to restart the car if you want to go backwards.

Citroen 2CV

This is the kind of car that splits people. The Citroen 2CV is certainly a car that is out of the ordinary. But I’d argue that this is not a good thing. It’s a strange-looking car, and it was incredibly slow as well. It’s not the kind of car that you’d want to drive if you were in a hurry. But it did manage to stay in production for 42 years, which shows that it always had an appeal to drivers. It was originally seen as a way to persuade the poorest French citizens to ditch their horses and carts and start driving. It certainly helped to make that happen, but it still remains one of France’s poorest cars in terms of performance.