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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 1.60
Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 1598
Engine size 1560
Following its original launch in 2010, Citroen's DS3 supermini proved to be the strongest Citroen sales success story of recent years. In 2014, to keep its appeal current, it was lightly refreshed with more efficient Euro6-compliant engines, smart new lights on selected versions and some extra hi-tech equipment options. Otherwise, the recipe was much as before, with a three-door-only range of hard-top or Cabrio models, striking practical design both inside and out, a range of proven engines and a huge variety of personalisation options. The car sold in this form until re-branded as a fully-fledged 'DS' model early in 2016. Do these later 'Citroen'-badged versions make good sense as a used buy?
The original DS3 embodied everything that was good about Citroen. Full of original ideas and delightful details, it proved to be a design icon for the modern world - just in fact, as the original DS was back in 1955. The sporty looks are backed up by an involving drive and, best of all, it's a car you don't have to shed the family to enjoy.
The post-2014 changes didn't alter its appeal very much, but then they didn't really need to. In this form, this car still delivered a more practical take than its rivals could offer on trendy, compact, fashionable transport. In frugal BlueHDi diesel form, this DS3 also proved to be one of the most efficient models of its kind you could buy.
But of course, practicality and efficiency won't be your number one reasons for choosing a car of this kind. Such a purchase has to make you feel special - to make a statement of intent. And this DS3 can do that, which makes it a tempting used buy. It's very individual, very chic and, most importantly, very Citroen.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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