that is such a great little car, and the quality of the car is outstanding for the segment, and for the price.
Absolutely and I plan to pick one up in a couple of years for under $15K. Would be mighty annoyed if I paid ner $34K to have the Citroen dealers slash the price – there goes any hope in hell of resale!
Altough it looks relatively good for the price, I have to agree with Jez on this one. A $10,000 price cut in this segment doesn’t seem like a very sustainable strategy but there is a chance that ehy had previously hyper-inflated the price.
Condemnation with faint praise indeed – since most journos hate all french cars with an unbridled passion and lust after not-necessarily-reliable VWs etc (esp the DSG!!!)
I utterly adore my DStyle. Well built. Drives like a sports car. I have the older 1.6l 4 speed auto model. It’s a surprisingly good auto. Leagues ahead of my 09 German Ford Fiesta’s which was a nightmare.
Though you are right about the cupholders. Seems to be a French thing, as they are sparse in the Renault Fluence also. Whenever I think about it (or someone comments) I imagine the car smoking a cigarette and in a French accent asking accusingly “And why are you drinking in me?”
I’m sure it’s great little car but why oh why did Citroen invoke the legendary DS name for a little hatch who’s looks – let’s be honest – will not be regarded as visionary in 50 years time.
The original DS deserves it’s place in history as an all time great.
Couldn’t they could have retired it’s name as a mark of respect?
The French – they’re a funny lot.
Price great though would not go for yellow seats.
Build quality has been an issue with Citroen and Peugeot so if that is now pretty good could be worth serious consideration.
I presume by the Mini’s “endearing cheeriness”, you mean the way it performs and handles? Otherwise, I think you might have meant to say “pastiche styling and rancid interior”
Grabbed one last week….waiting for delivery…Yellow of course…
These are a great bargain… If only the Citroen DS4 was AWD, I would snap one up.
and in the full spec DS4R….
I always find it funny how much Australians and British people want cupholders. The reason for which they are quite a rare sight in French cars is, I think, because drinking tall cups of coffee while walking or driving isn’t really a thing in France. We mostly drink coffee in little cups or mugs, and rarely take it with us everywhere. Still, I think it’s time French carmakers understood that and made cupholders available on their cars in Australia and Britain.