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Advantages: Fun to drive, high quality interior, wealth of customisable options.
Disadvantages: High price.
Summary: The New Citroen DS3 with its unique looks, wealth of personalisation options, high performance and practicality rivals BMWs Mini and the Fiat 500 as a quality three-door hatchback.
New CITROEN DS3 Review:
The New Citroen DS3 is Citroens offering to the fashionable three-door hatchback market, rivalling the Mini and the Fiat 500. Unlike the Mini and Fiat 500 however there is nothing retro about the New Citroen DS3. The New Citroen DS3 is an incredibly good looking hatchback, with interesting lines and features. The interior is beautifully finished, being largely based on the Citroen C3 but with dash and seat personalisation options. Like the Mini, there are 38 roof and body colour combinations with matching alloys and a wealth of roof decals, including stripes, spots or tribal designs.
The New Citroen DS3 comes with a choice of three petrol engines; the VTi 95, VTi 120 and the BMW co-developed THP 150 which is also to be found in the Mini Cooper S. There are also two diesel versions; the 1.6-litre HDi, offering 90-110bhp and a 99g/km CO2 version of the 1.6 HDi 90. The New Citroen DS3 is sharper to drive than the Citroen C3 due to its lower body and stiffer suspension. The dampening and ride are also good with only the roughest roads causing the New Citroen DS3 to bounce. The New Citroen DS3 balances well too, staying tight in the corners.
Practically speaking the New Citroen DS3 is longer and wider than both the Mini and Fiat 500, with the extra space being dedicated to the interior. The New Citroen DS3 can seat three in the back, although despite the roomy interior the rear is better suited to two for longer trips. The boot of the New Citroen DS3 is also more generous compared to the Mini and Fiat 500, with 285 litres.
Overall the New Citroen DS3 is a quirky three-door hatchback, which looks great, performs well and is practical enough for daily use. The personalisation options are more generous than those of its Mini and Fiat 500 rivals and add a sense of individuality which make the New Citroen DS3 feel extra special.
How do we get our New CITROEN DS3 deals?
Cheap new 2014 CITROEN DS3 cars for sale through AutoeBid
Reasons for being much cheaper than your local dealer:
- We don't charge CITROEN DS3 suppliers a fee to sell through our service. Meaning they incur no direct costs in selling a vehicle through AutoeBid. As such, the standard costs of advertising, marketing and administrating the sale are taken out of the equation.
- All CITROEN DS3 orders are live on our website so that suppliers can compete between one another to win your business by giving you the best quote. Their fierce competition for your business forces their price down, giving you the ultimate advantage of getting your price at your rates.
- Suppliers are also able to sell vehicles nationally through AutoeBid, which potentially allows them to sell large numbers of cars through our website. As a mark of their appreciation, they are able to provide for much larger discounts if they are able to sell large volumes of vehicles.
- Similarly through our Group Buying Scheme, we group together buyers in order to maximise our buying power.
- Our extensive supply base allows us to approach the most competitive suppliers in the market on behalf of our buyers. We spend a lot of our time researching new suppliers and confirming their trading record and their ability to deliver.
- By continuously keeping in contact with our extensive potential supplier base, and maintaining a database of suppliers who register with us, we regularly update our Reserve Prices. Click here to view more information on the different types of supplier who you can buy from through AutoeBid.
- Through AutoeBid you are able to obtain any CITROEN DS3 Special Offers avaiable from CITROEN in addition to the current discounts shown on our website. To find our how to obtain CITROEN DS3 Special Offers click here, you can also click here to view our general special offers.