One of the first cars I owned was a 1988 F plate Citroen AX GT. Actually, I think it was my third car.
It wasn’t a bad car, a little quirky with a plastic boot with only glass connecting it to the body of the car.
It was also really noisy when driving it. Wind noise mostly. That was simple enough to sort, turn the stereo up!
Jump forward 20 years or so and I am currently sat at the local Citroen garage waiting for the MoT to be completed on the work van.
Wandering around the showroom I had time to take a decent look at the DS3, a VTi120 DStyle Red. It’s black with a red roof and red accent pieces. I have to admit it doesn’t look bad and reminds me of the fun I used to have driving that old AX GT.
Then I stuck my head inside.
The photo above is of that accent piece in the interior. In this case it is the dashboard, what everybody will see when they are sat in the car. I don’t know how well it shows up in the picture but the orange peel effect in the paint just shows that Citroen still do not believe that the little things matter. With just a little more prep and colour sanding this orange peel would disappear and make the whole thing more pleasing to the eye.
A bit of pathetic nitpicking? Probably, but if they want me to spend £15,660 on a French quirky car they have to do better than this.