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View Poll Results: CitroŽn DS3
Sub Zero 6 6.32%
Cool 51 53.68%
Uncool 28 29.47%
Seriously Uncool 10 10.53%
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CitroŽn DS3

A car with a Different Spirit, and that's what the initials in its name mean. A new supermini from CitroŽn that's designed to showcase the company's crťative technologie. The data is from the THP 150 version.

Engine: I4
Displacement: 1,598 cc
Aspiration: Turbocharged
Power: 154 bhp (114.8 kW) @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 177 lb∑ft @ 4,000 rpm
Configuration: Front-engined, front-wheel drive
Weight: 1,240 kilo (2,734 lbs)
0 - 100 km/h: 7.3 seconds
Top speed: 214 km/h (133 mph)
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funky looking little thing if nothing else. dont know if its cool or not as yet
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Take the 2010 C3, add a few styling tweaks, call it 'retro' and bring back an old name. How exactly is that cool?
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call it 'retro'
They call it "anti-retro"!
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Same difference really, they refer to retro.
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It has a certain appeal but it tries too hard (except from the rear, where it doesn't try at all). It's attraction is also stupedously dependent on colour.

Not for me.
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I'd say it was 'cool', but I'd also say it was ugly.
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Can't bring myself to vote "sub zero", but I reckon it's a very cool little car. Every time I see one I can't stop admiring it. If I was in the market for a little car I'd be pretty damn tempted.
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Do you really think you would look at this car in 10 years time and still say it's cool?
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Do you really think you would look at this car in 10 years time and still say it's cool?
It depends on how poor the cars are in ten years.
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Looks good in the grey with the red roof, saw a yellow one and needless to say it looked poo poo. Looks tacky with the fairy lights on though.
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Do you really think you would look at this car in 10 years time and still say it's cool?
Can I just vote "cool" if I think it looks cool today? Because I think it looks cool today.
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The data is from the THP 150 version.
Aspiration: Natural
Oh no you don't! 154hp and 177lbft of torque from a 1600cc? It's turbocharged.
Citroen DS3 (2010 onwards) - *Car Reviews - MSN Cars UK
Because all those who have voted so far have been biased by this error, all their votes should be changed to 'uncool'.
Apparently Citroen will release a boosted-up version of this that makes 200hp. It'll still look both vaguely generic yet ugly at the same time.
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Can't make my mind up one way or the other on this one, looks a bit mini-ish to me, but without the style !!!!.....
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We need an extra option between cool and uncool. I suggest bof.
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We need an extra option between cool and uncool. I suggest bof.
Isn't that odd? I was just scrolling down the comments and thinking how the car had a complete "lack of effect" not interested in it, for or against it. Just totally apathetic.

and What does Bazza do? Sum it up perfectly - I vote 'bof'. I vote we have 'bof' or 'Meh' as an option too.

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Oh no you don't! 154hp and 177lbft of torque from a 1600cc? It's turbocharged.
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Because all those who have voted so far have been biased by this error, all their votes should be changed to 'uncool'.
Apparently Citroen will release a boosted-up version of this that makes 200hp. It'll still look both vaguely generic yet ugly at the same time.
I swear I read "Natural" while I was looking up the information on the car. However, after searching for it again, I only found ONE source where it mentioned the engine's aspiration, and indeed the THP is turbocharged. Oh, and not even CitroŽns own website mentions it.

Thanks for pointing out the mistake. I'll correct it now.

Regardless, the car is cool. Come on! Look at it!
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Seriously can't stand this car. Seriously un-cool to me. And it's French.
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'a definition of cool, is never having to raise a sweat to be cool'.

Sorry to be harsh but, IMHO...:

It's trying way too hard to be cool. It's a fundamentally boring shape, with some stupidly exaggerated, 'cutting-edge' detailing. There's no cohesion to the shape or the details; it's a classic 'let's be wacky!/i'm mad, i am!' faux cool/trendy. It's just Timmy Mallet on wheels; fake, not funny, and faintly embarrassing beyond a certain age.

No, just no; it doesn't work. And i suspect that after the novelty has worn off, it'll be consigned to the very same discount bucket bin that it was - ironically - designed to pull small Citroens out of.

I would love to see another small, evocative, Citroen with the kind of innovative thinking that once set the company apart; this bling, marketing-lead trinket, isn't it, though.

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after searching for it again, I only found ONE source where it mentioned the engine's aspiration, and indeed the THP is turbocharged. Oh, and not even CitroŽns own website mentions it.
I agree, the fact the top petrol engine is turbocharged isn't publicised. Most reviews just copy the press release, and because Citroen forgot to mention the turbo, the reviewers don't know any better.
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Regardless, the car is cool. Come on! Look at it!
It's not cool at all. It reminds me of the Aston Martin Cygnet.

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In the context of small new cars I think it's cool. When viewed against a Citroen DS or SM it isn't.
 
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