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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby butch » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:17 pm

taconite2 wrote:I hated the purfume thing, made the car smell of flowers!

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


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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby bob_s » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:29 pm

It was the plasticy feel of the ds3 that put me off it when I was looking about.

Be interesting to know the final verdict when you hand it back
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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby XXXCorps » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:41 am

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


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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby Jae » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:50 pm

Well, DS3 went back to Avis yesterday morning. Have to say, great engine, great suspension, great round the lanes. I got 45mpg out of it (according to the DIS), which I think would have struggled in the A1, and its a 1.6!!!

The car, overall, nah, its just not in the same league, quality wise. Feel safer in the A1 and you know that its not going to date quickly, unlike the DS3 with its quirky looks.

Its a "nice" car, but will be worth bugger all when it comes to resale in 3 years time, as a. its a Citroen, b. its french, c. quirky looks.

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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby taconite2 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:15 pm

If you can afford an Audi you can afford the fuel :-p
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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby Oobla » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:41 pm

taconite2 wrote:If you can afford an Audi you can afford the fuel :-p


Is that the general opinion on buying an Audi? I see a lot of young drivers and I'm youngish too driving white Fiesta's Vauxhalls. But in my own view, you pay the extra price for an Audi but it feels and looks 10 times better and gets a different sort of look of approval than the common cars that are constantly out there. Got loads of thumbs up around central London last week!
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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby Mikecruse » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:33 pm

taconite2 wrote:If you can afford an Audi you can afford the fuel :-p


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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby beastmaster » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:07 pm

I dropped into a Citroen garage before as this is supposed to be the great A1 rival. I just though I'd check it out and see how much better the A1 is.

To cut a long story short

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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby Mojito » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:23 pm

Its not very nice close up then? Ive only seen them from a distance.
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Re: Citroen DS3

Postby beastmaster » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:57 pm

No, they're just a bit too much. I like the elegance of the Audi cabin, how it's designed and laid out.

What struck me about the DS3 is just how much it screams "Look at me!". It's almost like they've tried to design a spaceship. Personally, I think they've really overdone it on the chrome on the interior. Too many contrasting colours on the dash when lit.

Other people have said it here but it doesn't feel sturdy. Citroen still seem to have massive reliability issues as well but it comes with 3 years manufacturers warranty etc.

What it does have is everything and the kitchen sink in there. I was in a limited edition model which cost about 15K. It had the lot in there. Probably as much as a fully loaded A1.

Maybe it's me but it seems to be aimed at a much younger market and not someone in his early forties.
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