comically soft suspension that made it springy enough to bump along off roadNo no no no no... Comical? Bump? I don't think the writer ever rode in a 2CV. As I recall, the suspension was wonderful, the same as in the DS. In the 2CV's I drove or rode in, the ride was amazingly smooth, and extremely well damped - not springy at all.
This was a great little car. I'd love to have one today.