Comments - Cars Nobody Asked For: Citroen H Van

Published: Feb 11, 2013
Description: Let's be very clear about this before we go any further, the Citroen H Van was awesome. This is one of those vehicles which was a fairly insane idea but which Citroen completely pulled off. Citro...
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Dylan Bruder Feb 11, 2013
Sam wins it wasn't something that people were asking for or that it was bad it was just an answer to a question no one asked
Sam Reinsel Feb 11, 2013
Their point is that no one KNEW they wanted it. That's why "nobody asked for it"
Kyle McCullough Feb 11, 2013
Just because nobody asked for it doesn't mean it's bad
Thibault Leroy Feb 11, 2013
Well actualy people did want it since it was cheap and had alot of space
Jommel Marcella Feb 11, 2013
...but no one wanted it.
Philippe Miot Feb 11, 2013
It's an icon in Europe at least. Again car buzz are retarded stating it was a car that wasn't needed especially after praising it in the first paragraph
Cian Mac Gearailt Feb 11, 2013
I dont really understand the title its extremely useful
Frederick Perez Feb 11, 2013
Retro stylin- I want one
David Hicks Feb 12, 2013
Citroen Heroin Van
Carlton Salmon Feb 12, 2013
I've always loved the Citroën H van. It's quirky, stylish and has such a simple and honest charm about it. Like a French version of the VW Type I van.
David Jefferis Feb 12, 2013
Hideous but gorgeous, like a gal I once knew. Great to motor in, so long as you don't mind roll angles pointing to Antarctica. Saw half a dozen of them one time in Paris, going great balls of fire in a movie-style formation chase.
Rodrigo Allen Feb 11, 2013
No shit, Peter.
Miranda Nearlydriftingondreams Pavelle Feb 11, 2013
@peter I'd rather have the McLaren P1 or the Ferrari f150.
Peter Skorokhodov Feb 11, 2013
I'd rather have a Porsche cayenne turbo s
Lizmary Mendoza Feb 11, 2013
Reminds me of that Hugh truck in Jeepers Creepers. Pretty scary looking lol
Lou Guerrero Feb 11, 2013
Flat black with a Cummins. Heads exploded.
Harrison Trapnell Feb 11, 2013
I am going to take down my Ferrari Enzo poster and have a poster of this instead...
Mike Renaut Feb 11, 2013
Everything? Do some searching for the DS, CX, SM, Xantia, Traction Avant - all stunning looking cars.
John M Weishahn Feb 11, 2013
Why, oh why must this company exist? Everything they do completely redefines ugly.
Pablo Herasme Feb 11, 2013
Looks like a train car with tires
Description: The H Van first debuted in 1947, and like many other vehicles to have come out of Europe at the time, it would have debuted much sooner were it not for the Second World War. The chief motivation behin...
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Description: This meant the floor of the cargo area was only just a bit higher than the curb, which made for much easier loading and unloading. This was the world's first FWD van, something nobody knew they w...
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Miranda Nearlydriftingondreams Pavelle Feb 11, 2013
The aerodynamics must be incredible! *sarcasm*
Janak Solanki Feb 11, 2013
Lunchbox on wheels
Judah Lindvall Feb 11, 2013
Definitely looks like some permanganate structure on wheels
Trey Villarreal Feb 11, 2013
Looks like a multi-room port-a-potty on wheels.
Jommel Marcella Feb 11, 2013
This thing could transport a horse.
Tyler Gainey Feb 12, 2013
Face of darth vader
Joe Paul Feb 12, 2013
Oh yeah, that's the color that really makes this baby look good.
Rodrigo Allen Feb 11, 2013
Kinda looks like it was built by a farmer.
Judah Lindvall Feb 11, 2013
Who's roof did you get all that metal from? Lol
Blaise Harned Feb 11, 2013
Snazzy!!
Description: There was also a danger that regular steel would have either buckled or would have needed to be so much thicker that it would have been prohibitively heavy. The van's four-cylinder engine produce...
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Greg Lewis Feb 12, 2013
High tension. Good movie no one heard of...
Carlton Salmon Feb 12, 2013
Probably 50mph...
Miranda Nearlydriftingondreams Pavelle Feb 11, 2013
50 hp... Top speed?
Description: But even though nobody had particularly asked for a scary-looking FWD van, they immediately realized that it was a good thing to have. Citroen would end up selling 473,289 units of the H Van before it...
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James Salaba Feb 12, 2013
Plus u can always get different engine for the old one!
James Salaba Feb 12, 2013
Exactly the old one is a car the new one is just toy! People forget who's the driver these days! Take all the aids off and you all day in a crash!
James Salaba Feb 12, 2013
To rakesh I read the article so dont know what your problem is! But It is still ugly!!!
Joe Paul Feb 12, 2013
Look at the frame on this beast, looks like it was sourced from a dump truck. Very heavy duty. For all its faults it is still butt ugly. I like it and would drive it to work every day just to tweak all the hybrid drivers and environmental wackos. But look its French.
James Salaba Feb 11, 2013
I'm going to eat you!
Ryan Lopez Feb 11, 2013
* works
Ryan Lopez Feb 11, 2013
It's ugly but some how work
Mike Renaut Feb 11, 2013
It's front wheel drive and all part of one combined unit so it's a bit of both really. Easiest way is to drop through bottom and roll out.
Ben Mossing Feb 11, 2013
*does tge
Ben Mossing Feb 11, 2013
Dies tge engine roll out of these or does it drop down through the frame?
Joe Paul Feb 12, 2013
Wow, talk about minimalist styling.
Ashton Summers Feb 11, 2013
This thing needs a Bang & Olufsen. Like a concert inside a garbage can.
Adam Thomson Feb 11, 2013
No stereo:(
Description: There were even some ambulance versions of the H Van built with the hydraulic suspension system out of the DS, which allowed for a smooth ride to the hospital. All told, the mix of innovation and simp...
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Mike Renaut Feb 11, 2013
Quite a few here in the UK, cool van to drive, pretty comfortable but 50mph is the most you'll ever get out of one.
Thibault Leroy Feb 11, 2013
I see one almost everyday by a guy who still uses it as his profesional vehicule to deliver flowers
Ben Mossing Feb 11, 2013
I've seen some on eBay here in the states
Derek Soanes Feb 14, 2013
Nice flower store
Ben Taylor Feb 14, 2013
Who's that? Me? I'm not a kid if you're asking!!!!! I'm 28 you idiot
Rakesh Senthivelan Feb 11, 2013
Typical, another kid who looks at the pictures, and doesnt read the article
Harrison Trapnell Feb 11, 2013
Citroen! Give that person's greenhouse back!
Ben Taylor Feb 11, 2013
Awesome
Ben Taylor Feb 11, 2013
Awesone
Adam Thomson Feb 11, 2013
Sweet
Ethan Amo Feb 11, 2013
You know I kind of like it
Ben Taylor Feb 11, 2013
Really citrëon actually used this
Carlton Salmon Feb 12, 2013
Don't see the long wheelbase version too often. Imagine trying to pull all that weight with only 50 bhp?
Alex Bouckley Feb 11, 2013
This is so cool
Tara Fitria Feb 11, 2013
I thought food trucks were an Americanism.
Joe Paul Feb 12, 2013
For the French North African hippie. Front exhaust allows you to asphyxiate without having to even put hose in the window. Those frenchies are smart as a whip.
Randy Hjelm Feb 12, 2013
The new mystery machine :)
Lee Gardner Feb 11, 2013
I love where the exhaust is
Lou Guerrero Feb 11, 2013
A bit bohemian
Zachary Sindelar Feb 11, 2013
This is pretty cool! I would take it as a road trip vehicle.