Crapwagon Outtake: 2006 Citroen C6
Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m a closet Francophile. Unfortunately, the nearest Citroen dealer is, at least, a forty hour drive-and-ferry ride from my Ohio homestead.
As much as I enjoy driving a small, taut-handling roadster, I must resign myself to the fact that I have a wife and two kids that will occupy the car as well. We are frequent long-haul roadtrippers, with at least four round trips of over ten hours over the last year as a family. A quiet, rapid, smooth-riding vehicle is in order. Who does calm and comfy like the French?
It seems, if I could be certain to handle the maintenance in my own overstuffed garage, that a modern Citroen, like this 20006 C6 on eBay, would be an ideal replacement for my minivan. A long, low hatchback with a vague resemblance to the legendary DS – even more like the later CX – this is a remarkably elegant cruiser. Twin-turbo V6 diesel, too? Oh, yeah.
How this came to be registered in the States is not clear. I can see it in Florida, which everyone knows will title a banana peel, but in New York? Perhaps this was owned by a diplomat. Anyhow, there are plenty of rational reasons why this would be a very bad idea. But if I were properly rational, I wouldn’t be a gearhead.