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  • darkone

    This thing looks awesome especially with the orange colour scheme,way more stylish than a mini,this thing is meant to be driven,not parked outside a coffee shop like the mini.

    • allan

      how old are you?

      does everything have to be awesome?

    • me-all-day

      The title of this review is misleading. This should be listed as the DS3 Racing which is distinct to the DS3.
      That said, CA can you do a review of the regular variety of DS3?

  • peter

    Just get a Clio 200, why would you even bother with this… I wouldn’t be surprised if it had stickers on the dash that just said “FAST”…Which would obviously make it faster! :)

    • Crownleyian

      This car is awsome, but it just can’t match the Clio RS 200.

      Renault Sport 4 the Win (once again)!

      • allan

        awesome awesome ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • NotTheStig

    If I wanted reviews from journos in the UK, I would read their websites.

    I waste my time on CA for the local slant on spec, pricing and local conditions. For a car like the DS3 which is available here, this is silly…

    • Jimmy

      Who cares NotTheStig? I don’t really see the what you’re complaining about. It will be almost exactly the same spec when it comes here, so this is a like a preview review. No one is making you stay here by the way…

  • http://www.caradvice.com.au Anthony Crawford

    CarAdvice has contributing writers in the US and the UK for cars that are not yet available in Australia. The ‘DS3 Racing’ is NOT available in Australia as yet.

  • nasal explorer

    Well, just move on then.

  • http://www.budgenmotorcars.co.uk Lyndsey Eason

    I think that this is a great looking car. I love my DS3, I have the 1.6HDi White edition and it is fun to drive and looks good, I can’t wait to have a drive in one of these! Fingers crossed I will get the chance!!

  • DDH

    I think the JCW is a waste of money over the cooper S because it isn’t individual enough. This is very cool though – what will this retail at?

    ps. this review says pretty much everything that Motor said about the standard DS3 (145kw roughly) softer than the clio but better all round package etc.

  • Arky

    Wish it said at the top that it’s a car not available in Australia; wouldn’t waste the time on the review. Not a great review either. I don’t mind US and UK reviews, but if it’s a car not available or at least announced for Australia it’s a bit of a waste of time.

  • SteveSV

    What a funky little car!! And the new Citroen WRCar! Better than the C4 for sure!!! Viva Le Rallye!!!!

  • Jimmy James

    Since we’re talking about overseas reviews, get onto the EVO Magazine website and look at Chris Harris pitting this car against its rivals. Guess which car wins…I’ll give you a hint…its French but its not a Citroen and is focused on driving and handling rather than stickers and tinsel.

    • Crownleyian

      Renault Clio RS 200!

      Actually the Clio ranked 5th out of 20 super performance cars by Evo Mag in 2009.

      But I guess some people or don’t inform them selfs or just don’t want to see it.

  • Tronic

    $90K- $177K you have to be kidding!

    Focus RS, Renault Trophee and New Guilietta seem much better value!

    • Alborz Fallah

      There was an error with our pricing system this morning. It’s fixed now.

  • http://holden paulb

    My motoring loyalties stay with the locally built vechles.But i have to say what a fantastic piece of machienery the Citroen is

  • Jan

    Citroen DS3 (Top Gear car of the year, and small car of the year. C4 WRC seven years WRC Champion. Open your eyes Citroen is in the right direction: quallity! See the video of Sebastian Loeb, WRC test Finland 2007 (Citroen C4 WRC), put your volumebutton to a good volume, and see his drive, I don’t like Opel.

    My favorite car marks are: Citroen (hydropneumatic system), Toyota(very good quality), Porsche(very quick beautiful car.

    I don’t like a car where everyone in drives (Opel, VW).

  • bob

    its easy to see how close Peugeot and Citroen are ( i know its one company now) but looking at this and the no longer avaliable 207 GTi, there are so many shared parts and it is basically the same underpinnings just a different shell, makes sense i guess. I had been waiting for a 207 GTi upgrade version eg 206 GTi 180, but i guess the PSA generals thought it would work better in citroen badging.

  • filippo

    Strange that Citroën are not offering the DS3 with a sunroof. I think that for a car of this size, an open roof gives a greater feeling of spaciousness.

  • allan

    c’est la vie and la vie is CITROEN DS3, WHOOHOO

  • davomelb

    I have just bought a citreon ds3 and still have not seen one other than mine on the road. Where are they? Am i the only person in Victoria who has one?

    • me-all-day

      I’m looking at them seriously Dave :) Queensland here tho!

  • http://www.v-slicer.be geert

    I am so happy with my DS3R. Like every second driving it:-)

  • http://www.v-slicer.be geert

    I am so happy with my DS3R. Like every second driving it:-) Some pics.

    http://www.photoshop.be/digifot/index.php?view=thumb&dir=DS3R

  • Je

    Why is every other car copying Audi front grill?

  • Je

    Why is every other car copying Audi front grill? Losers.

Citroen DS3 Specs

DSPORT : 1.6L TURBO MPFI - 6 SP MANUAL - PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL - 3D HATCHBACK
Car Details
Make
CITROEN
Model
DS3
Variant
DSPORT
Year
2011
Body Type
3D HATCHBACK
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
TURBO MPFI
Engine Size
1.6L
Cylinders
TURBO 4
Max. Torque
240Nm @  1400rpm
Max. Power
115kW @  6000rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
107W/kg
Bore & Stroke
77x85mm
Compression Ratio
10.5
Valve Gear
VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
6 SP MANUAL
Drive Type
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
0
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
50
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
6.7L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1075
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1483mm
Length
3948mm
Width
1715mm
Ground Clearance
134mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:1150  Unbrake:570
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
10.4
Front Rim Size
7x17
Rear Rim Size
7x17
Front Tyres
205/45 R17
Rear Tyres
205/45 R17
Wheel Base
2464
Front Track
1468
Rear Track
1471
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC
Standard Features
Comfort
Automatic Air Con / Climate Control
Control & Handling
17 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, Traction Control System
Driver
Cruise Control, Power Steering, Trip Computer
Entertainment
Radio CD with 6 Speakers
Exterior
Fog Lights - Front, Power Mirrors, Rear Spoiler
Interior
Power Windows Front
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags, Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats, Side Front Air Bags
Security
Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Driver
Mobile Phone Connectivity, Parking Distance Control
Entertainment
Premium Sound System
Exterior
Metallic Paint
Interior
Leather Upholstery
Other
Service Interval
6 months /  10,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  100,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-H-10
Country of Origin
FRANCE