About a week ago, my parents bought for a 2CV from Ebay. I’m still not sure exactly why (we already have 2 cars – a Hyundai i10 and a Volvo XC90 – from this year and a just a few years ago, respectively), but I suppose it is because:
- They had a 2CV years ago, before I was born, but my Dad slightly bumped it and it fell apart, so they had to get rid of it. Plus, I don’t think they thought it was safe for kids. So why is it suddenly safe now?
- My Mum has a zero-something birthday coming up, so this is a present
Expanding on the safety point, this car really isn’t safe. Most cars these days have something like a 5-star safety rating, and I think this car will have 1/2 a star, maximum. It doesn’t have seatbelts in the back, for a start (though my parents are looking into it). And my Dad proved how easy it is to destroy one about 14 years ago, and the car we have now might be older than the one they had years ago. Anyway, enough of my rant about the car. Here’s a picture:
Oh, yeah, and my parents named it. They name all of their cars. The Volvo’s called “Edward” and the Hyundai’s called “Milo” (they added an “m” in front of the “i10″ on the back of the car to make it say “Milo”). And the 2CV is called “Vikram”. I honestly find it a little weird, but if you think that is, then let me tell you this: my mum wrote a poem about it today. A poem about a car. “How many places have you seen?” is one of the lines. It’s a car. It isn’t alive. It hasn’t seen anything. It’s not alive.
To top it off, my parents have created a blog about this “Vikram”. I’ve ranted about enough today, so I won’t say my thoughts on it, but here’s a link:
Anyway, I suppose that is enough for the day. If I die in that dreaded “Vikram” – which I might – this blog will have to join the graveyard of blogs, just as my families’ has (though they’re still alive). That hopefully won’t happen though.
What are your thoughts on 2CVs?