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5 French cars to give your life a little va-va-voom

Love French automobiles? We’ve got five to tickle your fancy.

FRANCE WAS A pioneering country in the motor industry and is Europe’s third largest when it comes to automobile manufacturing. French cars are quirky and fun and usually mechanically quite innovative and rugged too.

So, to help you indulge in your passion pour les voitures Francaises, we’ve rounded up some cars with added va-va-voom.

Under €40k

2016 Peugeot 508 RXH, €39,950

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Need a rugged estate for your active family? The Peugeot 508 RXH might just do the trick. The 508 RXH has striking good looks and a sumptuous interior made of very high quality materials and butter-soft leather. There’s tons of room inside, including in the boot, and it is super comfortable and capable out on the road.

Under €30k

1926 Renault KZ Torpedo, €25,950

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Check out this beautiful pre-war classic. It is the Renault KZ in the Torpedo body style. It has some lovely original features including the round Renault badge. If you are into classic car racing, this car qualifies for the Gordon Bennett Rally run by the IVVCC and all other pre-war car events.

Under €20k

2017 Citroen C3, €17,975

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The Citroen C3 has plenty of French flair and is great fun to drive. Its quirky looks are very eye-catching and the cabin is stylish too, as well as being very comfortable. The C3 has some of the best seats I’ve ever sat in.

It is also very comfortable out on the road and is full of personality too. It’s a great little car.

Under €15k

1974 Peugeot 504 Cabriolet, €12,000

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The two-door Peugeot 504 cabriolet was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1969. It combines Peugeot’s robustness and reliability with the indelible style of Pininfarina. At the helm of design was Aldo Brovarone who also designed the Dino 206 GT amongst others. This particular example comes with alloy wheels and metallic paint.

Under €10k

1986 Citroen 2CV, €8,950

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The Citroen 2CV is one of the most iconic French cars ever made. The ‘Tin Snail’ was cheap to make and quite crude, but it made motoring accessible to millions from farmers to city slickers. This particular example comes with a brand new galvanised chassis. The 2-Chevaux (pronounced: duh shuvo) is a wonderful car that captured the hearts of many around the world.

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