Looking for a new car which meets your expectations is always a challenge especially when you donít know exactly what you want.†If you are looking for a car which is†practical†and enables you to make it your own.
The DS3 is a delux supermini†which†has bags and will exceed your expectations. If you are looking for something a little different then this could be right up your street.
Don’t just take this from me, in 2010 the DS3 was named Car of the Year by Top Gear Magazine which we all know doesnít hand out awards left, right and centre especially if Jeremy Clarkson has anything to do with it.
During the summer of 2011 CitroŽn got busy and decided to get revamp the DS3 by producing a new limited edition model, a new colour and also a new design for the roof. The CitroŽn DS3 is easily a big competitor for the Alfa Romeo Mito, Audi A1 and also Mini and over the past few months the number of DS3ís seen driving around my local town have noticeably increased.
The DS3 has a number of customisation options which allow you to make the car your own. One of the options you have is to change decal of the roof. Having seen numerous colour combinations, my favourite hands down has to be white with a†pink decal. Although this isn’t everyone’ s ideal colour combo, being to customize appears to both sexes.†
If you are concious that superminis donít offer you enough power, think again! The DS3 also comes in a sport edition which does 0-60 mpg in 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 133mpg. Not bad for a car you thought may not offer enough kick. Another plus side to the DS3 is that is has space to move, unlike the mini which has somewhat limited back seat leg room. I know you arenít expecting huge amounts of space but in comparison to the Mini you may find yourself pleasantly surprised with the space it has to offer.
There are three petrol models from the VTi 95hp to the VTi 120hp and then if you want to kick it with the big boys, the THP150hp. There are two eco models to choice from the HDi diesels of 90hp and 110hp and has †extremely low CO2 figures. † The †amount of choice in this vehicle is†undisputed every detail is finished with the highest standards even down to the†stitching†on the
Top Gear completed an in-depth review of the CitroŽn DS3 which stated that
ďThe DS3 is still a fairly small car, but it is cleverly packaged to provide five proper seats and a boot that the Mini can’t begin to match.Ē
Recently CitroŽn revealed the DS3 Cabrino which has a large canvas roof so that you can easily enjoy the weather. Unlike conventional convertibles the sliding roof can open whilst†travelling†speeds up to 74mph. This is a great compromise especially if you have a partner who wishes to have a convertible but, you†aren’t†so sure youíll use it because of the ever changing British weather. The sliding roof will be fully open in just under 16 seconds. The Citroen is the perfect solution if you are unsure if you are on the fence about purchasing a convertible. Usually convertibles offer less space however if you do choose the Cabrino then you will be getting the same amount of space as the regular DS3, with the added bonus of the sliding roof which also comes in a number of different colours and finishes.
The running costs of the CitroŽn are something to get excited about. Most superminis produced now have great economy which is why many people look to purchase or lease one. Forget how gorgeous it looks for a split second and take a deep breath as the economy for the DS3 will make you smile from ear to ear. Should you choose the diesel 1.6 90 HD I you would get an average of 70mpg and also benefit from the £20 tax cost. If you choose to purchase the petrol version then you will have to pay £155 for tax. However if you did choose to lease instead the DS3 as the tax would be included in your monthly rental contract, making leasing a healthy investment.
The Cirtoen Ds3 is an exceptional supermini which will ensure that you always arrive in style, no matter your destination.