Fiat has triumphantly returned to the U.S. market, a feat just shy in difficulty to landing on the sun – during the day. With that Italian maker of all things impermanent once again filling dealerships with Latin love, I got to thinking that maybe the French too ought to once again darken these shores with their crankcase oils.
Right now, the only French-built car officially sold in the U.S. is the Smart Car. Yeah, I know, you’re making a Moe face and going whaaaaaa?! over that statement, but it is true. While headquartered in Germany, Smarts are built in both that teutonic state and in Hambach France. That two seat penalty box represents from the lowest levels of the French auto industry, and there’s many a model that the soft cheese-loving line workers of this European Union member build that we here would sorely like to have.
So, with that in mind, which French car would you most like to see come over here? Maybe that Clio Sport with the plexi windows? Or perhaps one of the wonderfully weird Citroëns? Whatever it is, we too can’t wait to exclaim- look at that escargot!