• Carfanatic555

    that is such a great little car, and the quality of the car is outstanding for the segment, and for the price.

    • Alpha

       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!

  • Audi e-tron

    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.

  • BJC

    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!!!)

  • Nmrenwick

    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. 

  • Nmrenwick

    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?”

  • Norm

    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.

  • The Real Wile E

    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.

  • Igomi Watabi

    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”

  • Reecho

    Grabbed one last week….waiting for delivery…Yellow of course…

  • DrPhil

    These are a great bargain… If only the Citroen DS4 was AWD, I would snap one up.

    • Chevrons

      and in the full spec DS4R….

  • Kookanoodles

    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.

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
2012
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