DTW Asks If Small Is Really Beautiful?
This is one of a bewildering variety of French microcars. I assume it is one owner since it has covered just 11,887 km. That seems modest until you realise that the Chatenet is powered by a 5.4 hp 523cc twin cylinder diesel giving it a maximum speed of 45 kph. Someone therefore has sat in this car and driven it for at least 264 hours.
That is the equivalent of over two weeks of one’s waking life. Does the vague looks-a-bit-like-a-mini styling help this masochistic enterprise? For 9,999 Euros, you could find a very nice Renault 4, but that of course is not the point. Microcars are the French equivalent of UK three wheelers, they are produced for people who cannot, or will not, pass their car driving test. That makes them even more terrifying.