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Cars We Hate Part 10 – Citroen Ami

Citroen Ami

As much as I like Citroen nowadays, most of the cars they’ve made the last century (except for the DS) were very ugly. A fine example is this Ami (French for “friend”) that they’ve produced from 1961 until 1978. I’ve always hated these fenders that drop below the tire line and I always will. It had a top that extended from the back like a porch roof. Interesting, but hideous.

Citroen Ami

Other things I don’t like about this car? Those dot-sized brake lights and the weird-shaped windows. Despite its rather hideous appearance, at least in my opinion, the Citroen Ami was the best-selling car model in France for several years. The company rolled out 1,840,396 units, which is very impressive.

Citroen Ami

The Ami was in fact a rebodied 2CV (another awful-looking car) that came with some mechanical upgrades. Most of the variants of the model were powered by a 602 cc 2-cylinder engine that was available in the 2CV. In addition, the suspension and the platform chassis were very similar to the 2CV.

Citroen Ami

The Citroen Ami, along with the 1961 Ford Taunus, was the first cars in the world that came with rectangular headlamps.

Citroen Ami

Source: Wikipedia.org


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