On the road: Citroën DS3 Cabrio Sport THP 155 6-speed manual | Technology | The Guardian

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On the road: Citroën DS3 Cabrio THP 155 6-speed manual

Citroën DS3 Sport: ‘Its sexiness from the way it behaves.’ Photographs: Stuart-Miller for the Guardian

I don’t get it when people – usually sad car blokes, to be fair – say some are …. People are … one or two of them are). Cars are – too hard, too cold to be ….

one, though… Well, I may to reconsider (or accept that now officially a sad car bloke).

It’s not about the way it looks. from its blue soft it looks pretty much the as a regular DS3: striking, with a nod to the days when was synonymous with innovative I’ve always liked the DS3 – fun to look at, it’s fun to drive – but has it given me the actual horn. The sexiness of this new Cabrio from the way it behaves.

Specifically, in the way it takes off its top.

tops have come off in ways over the years. It to require a lot of manual unhooking and and by the time you had done it, the moment had passed (meaning the sun had gone and it was raining). Then they to do it themselves, but you still had to stop and it was still an inelegant, ungainly, embarrassing procedure.

Fold-away hard tops – as on the Mercedes SLK and the Volkswagen Eos – brought a new wow but it was still cold, hard,

This one, though… It itself, then slowly, inches itself back, itself away as it goes, a little bit more, then a bit more. It’s automotive (which, of course, is just a word for stripping). There’s a pause, for drama, when nearly but not quite totally and a final flourish, as the last bit

And there it is: the sky. You can even do it on the

Phwoar. Impressive enough to make up for the fact that it really a proper convertible. it’s got sides. With the in, its almost-all-the-way-gone position, it’s having a big sunroof.

It’s but it’s not wind-in-the-hair, romantic, motoring (and it’s an sunroof, too).

Go the full way, with the window folded away, and a bit more like the real but then there’s no rear apart from through the mirrors. Oh, who cares what’s there, that’s all the past

There’s not much space in the and the letter box-like opening it hard to reach that I couldn’t get our buggy in there.

Citroen DS3

Oh, that doesn’t matter, This isn’t a family it’s a car to have before you babies. It’s a car that even get you in the mood for making

Citroën DS3 Cabrio Sport THP 155 manual

Price £19,680

Top 132mph

Acceleration 0-62mph in 8.2

Combined fuel consumption

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