ive had 3, my first car was an e reg renault 5 tl, very basic, faded red paint, had it for 5 years, loved it as it was my first car.
i then replaced it with a renault 5 gt turbo, which was an awsome car, not overly reliable and was a bugger to start when warm, i loved it, absolute hoot to drive and way way quicker than my mates pug 205 gti. and also much quicker than a bmw 328 to 100mph
i also had a citroen BX Gti, which cost me £200
and was a heap of junk, but very quick(pug 205gti engine) and the suspension was amazing.
not sure id ever buy another french car, none of the current ones interest me enough to buy one, although big citroens are mad as a box of frogs.
id love the old citroen with the maserati engine, the DS i think. mad car with a mad engine.