The DS3 is one of the cleverest ideas Citroen have come up with. It is really stylish and has wonderful performance. It represents a range of Citroens that were extremely different to what we were used to seeing. It’s a 3-door hatchback has heaps of character, distinctive appearance and cracking performance. It is a lot more affordable than most of its rivals and running costs in general are quite low. The cabin is fun all the way and nicely roomy as well. There is a lot of technology, the trims look really up-market and the seating is comfortable. To drive, the DS3 is exciting and great fun. The sharp steering, tight turning circle and firm ride make for a great driving experience. It’s a great car to own no matter what roads you use. It’s nippy on city streets and well planted on motorways and B roads.
Look Out For
• There were some reports the alloys are susceptible to rust early on
What we like
• The DS3 is lively to drive and cheap to run • Some really good, efficient engines to choose from • Comes with lots of standard kit • The interior looks and feels really high-end • Fuel economy on most of the engines is really good