I think that one would be forced to say that, with certain notable exceptions, none of which come to mind as I type, French cars do not have a good reputation in Britain.
Not so in France.
"Increvable, une 205". The Peugeot 205 was a well-designed little car which is why they fetch a high price second-hand here.
"Increvable, une AX". I asked them to repeat and checked that I had heard right. "eh oui, mais il faut la motorisation essence".
Maybe, but it would take a lot to convince most Brits that a Citroën AX is "indestructible" !