That screen looks WAY out of place on an otherwise well sorted dash, particularly at this price point. What was Citroen Australia thinking?
I disagree. There are few things I hate more than the big, goofy screen that dominates most dashboards these days, I much prefer this.
But it’s in black and white, and is hard to use. The worst of both worlds.
…I don’t get why it’s so high?
I like the thinking behind Citroen’s DS range. The DS3 DSport is certainly great fun to drive and the colour mixing is fun. It’s a pity that a company like Honda doesn’t do the same to brighten up their boring mundane cars with some style and a turbo, but still retaining Japanese quality and running costs.
However, it would be a brave or perhaps foolish person that risks $40K+ on a vehicle imported in low numbers by ATECO. Any problems are bound to end in tears and very low resale values.
I love this car. I think it looks so great and I think it makes a good Citroen. However, I think this should have been the regular C4. This car is nothing more special than a top level C4. You can (or could, at least) get all the same same ‘luxury’ features on the previous C4 and I don’t think they did quite enough to make this a proper DS. I know they have the DS5 too, but this should have been longer for extra space and had super comfy air suspension. But still, it’s one of the best look hatchbacks out in my opinion and at least it’s different.
Also, just to add, I also wonder if the reason the new C4 is so bland and boring is because they intentionally downplayed it a bit to set the DS off? I could be wrong, but their’s nothing interesting about the new C4, so I wouldn’t be surprised.
The photos don’t do this car justice.
Good thing that Citroen finally decided to drop Ateco!
Thank God if anything Ateco did not care about the brand and in my opinion I think Citroen did not get the attention it should have due to the greed of this company, I know Sime Darby have done well with Peugeot ie: capped servicing and once a year service not twice like Ateco do with Citroen, theres a few changes coming and overall Citroen will be their focus, and I think they will bring them in at reasonable price points not excessive then drop them by $5k or even $10K, overall this will be positive for the brand.
Everything about this car is good, except for the puny screen which is supposed to be full size screen.
I can’t keep track of Citroen anymore – they’ve made their already confusing naming scheme even more confusing. I’ve completely lost track of their models, I give up lol.
“their already confusing naming scheme” – sorry, what’s difficult about C3, C4, C5, C6.
Nice car – but like all Citroens it will be great to buy and awful to sell, so a heavily discounted initial purchase price would be a must.
OMG Love those rims – especially the detail (which you can see in the up close photo).
Here’s hoping now they do something about reviving their image (along with Peugeot) post-Ateco and the poor service showered upon unsuspecting owners – ultimately affecting their sales figures.
The service I have received from my Citroen dealer in Melbourne (I have a DS3) has always been beyond reproach. Which was in stark contrast to the perils of dealing with Ford for services and warranty issues (the voice recognition system died twice!) on my German built 09 Fiesta.
Citroen (C4) servicing in the ACT is extortionist money. I will never own one ever again. 3 years of ownership missery(plenty of warrenty claims, high service fees($400-600 for minor service) and engine died after a $2,000 major service), although the car got plenty of admiration, getting one every week.
i think this review has forgotten to mention one thing……..IT DOESN’T HAVE REAR POWER WINDOWS!! Design’s great and all, but besides the fact that it’s french, i would never buy this car because of that omission.
No you’re even more incorrect in your ‘correction’. The DS4 doesn’t have rear windows at all, it’s just fixed glass. The windows do not open!
I must admit that wouldn’t worry me, it comes with dual-zone climate control and it’s similar to the fixed glass in many hatches (incl DS3). How often would you use you rear windows?
At least I know the kids wouldn’t be mucking around with any window button switches.
Thank goodness for Citroen. it’s good to know the doyen of oddness is still trying to be that little bit different. Would I buy a DS4, not a chance but I’ve always been a sucker for their big cars. The CX was a classic, the XM just plain silly but fun, and the C6, ok, it may not be a class leader in the segment (if it can be put into any segment!), but is there a cooler car on the planet than a black C6 with tints? No is the answer. No silly exhaust, alloy spinners or pointless spoiler required, the colour is enough. Not a purchase I made with my head, but have never regretted it once.
You wouldn’t happen to have been on Chapel St. in Melb lately?
Yes, but there’s at least a couple more driving (no, I’ll correct that, in a C6 one glides, not drives!) around the area too. Damn that lack of exclusivity, may as well drive a Commodore!
Well the one I saw was a few months ago, and there were 2 guys in it at the time.
OMG, please fire the photographer! Awful pictures here.
Had the last C4 (more adventurous interior design) and learn to admire Citroen design from a distance. Owning one is for those that like to see their mechanics often.
We have a 2011 C4 Diesel bought new and have had no real problems. Certainly far fewer problems with It than our two previous Toyotas. Service, first from Zagame and latterly from Lance Dixon has been first class. Only one visit that was outside the normal service and that was a minor seat adjustment issue – quickly fixed.
We do a lot of kilometres and find the highway range to be approaching 1200 kilometres on a tank – and that is cruising at a good speed. Not so fast off the mark but huge amounts of torque for overtaking. First class braking and cornering abilities, when coupled with the torque make it a load of fun in the hills (and that’s speaking as a serious motorcyclist!)
It’s not perfect (it’s French and does have some eccentricities) but the only drawback with recommending a C4 is that I’m not so keen on the current C4 looks.
Looks like its got a bloody lift kit in it, sits up so high!
I own a black Citroen DS4 Dsport…I love my car…Haven’t had it serviced, so have no idea about the costs…It’s different, feels great and looks amazing…The photo’s definitely do it no justice…Has amazing responsiveness to the throttle, cheap on fuel…I don’t have a lot of people in the back seats, so the window don’t bother me…It’s roomy and the aircon is more than powerful enough to regulate airflow….I just like it…
Hi, are you in Sydney? I would recommend you service it at Continental Cars if you are.
Never buy a Citroen DS 4 it will be the worst investment you will ever make
…. for more info on how dangerous this car is fell free to ask. Qiu
Hi Qiu, just saw your post and am intrigued. What makes you think the DS4 is dangerous?
Its Dangerous cause you want to keep staring at how good it looks
I just bought this car and WOW its awesome! I got it in the Hickory Brown whisch is an eye turner, seriously the pics that are posted on here and the colour chosen to show the car does not do it any justice at all. The car drives really well, holds the road quite nicely and has alot of grunt. I love the LED tail lights and the LED day time driving lights, I also got the watch strap leather and its amazing, its Napa leather and so soft and comfortable. The materials used in this car is quality and you can just tell.
I dont agree the article said ..’ no engine is quick enough’…hey mate….the thp 200 makes the century dash in about 7.5 seconds, refer to automoto magazine testing video.