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Citroen DS3

Postby Jae » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:00 pm

All,

I have a Citroen DS3 on hire for the week, and have to say its a little "plastic" to say the least. Bloody aweful to be honest.

The car itself, nice engine, pokey :) Boot is cavernous, to say the least!!!

Only just picked it up, so more to follow.

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Citroen DS3

Postby rghealth » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:06 pm

Is it a ds3 racing mate or the 150?


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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby taconite2 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:36 pm

Yeah I test drove a ds3 last year. It's good for a citroen, was quick but it rattled like a toy. I didn't like the quirky interior either.

Overall it's not a competitor to the A1 it's too overpriced

150 was similar price to my A1, yet on finance was £50 more a month. This was due to the fact it will drop in value quicker than the A1. Salesman couldn't believe the quote I received from Audi claiming it wasn't possible to sell a car that cheap hehe
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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby butch » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:49 am

Hi mates ,them [email protected] is well rubbish innit!
Me micra will kill it for sure !
And there french man well crap.
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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby ONE » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:04 pm

Not a fan of the LEDs on the front, myself. Must be the only car in Europe where they're on sideways, find myself turning my head every time one comes towards me :lol:
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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby AONE » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:34 pm

Still on the DS3, I don't like the position of those LEDs as they make the car look wider than it is (to me anyway!)
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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby gadgetgirl » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:39 pm

Never liked the look of the DS3 - too quirky. It's not serious. It'll go outta fashion and look dated really quickly.
A1's far more sophisticated and timeless in my opinion.

It doesn't surprise me to hear the DS3 is rattly or plasticy. :-/
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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby taconite2 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:44 pm

gadgetgirl wrote:Never liked the look of the DS3 - too quirky. It's not serious. It'll go outta fashion and look dated really quickly.


I think the car will fall apart well before that - if I was on a 3 year finance deal i'd be worried what state it would be handed back in!
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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby Jae » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:51 pm

LEDS turn OFF if you put the side lights on!!!

Dash is a mess, with 2 dials in white, then a third LED based one in ORANGE!

Its the 150 I believe. There is a bloomin perfume thing next to the middle vents - looks like a ciggie lighter, facing the passenger. Really odd.

Lets not start on the reflections all over the plastic dash elements.

Neat thing about the A1, the indicators on the wing mirrors, which you can see from inside - really missed that.

The indicator "tic tac" is bloody aweful.

The suspension and engine however, a hoot around the lanes!!! Have to say, far more economical too than the 1.4 122ps, which I think needs to be addressed by Audi, sooner rather than later - especially in this day and age of austerity.
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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby taconite2 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:54 pm

I hated the purfume thing, made the car smell of flowers!

Shame the French can't build something decent...
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