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 Post subject: Re: My Citroen DS
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Simply stunning! My favourite classic car and the first thing I'd be after if my numbers came up.


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 Post subject: Re: My Citroen DS
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:03 pm 
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Weren't they used in some futuristic film? I seem to recall Rover P6s (I think) being used in Gattaca, but didn't the DS feature in some sci-fi flick?


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 Post subject: Re: My Citroen DS
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:03 pm 
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Very, very jealous.


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 Post subject: Re: My Citroen DS
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:59 pm 
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Yup, there's a cabrio DS in Gattaca.Here
Citroen DS Moviestar site:
http://www.wolfgangthaler.at/enzods/film/f-index.html

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 Post subject: Re: My Citroen DS
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:16 am 
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kaiser wrote:
Simply stunning! My favourite classic car and the first thing I'd be after if my numbers came up.



Absolutely right!! I always get a bit too excited when I see one of these about. Totally sublime and cool as f 8) 8) k.. oh I'm just going back to the ^^ pictures to swoon at it..


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 Post subject: Re: My Citroen DS
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:59 pm 
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Lovely, lovely cars, yours in particular!

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Lovely...I would love that, and a Chapron decapotable...and an SM


Have you seen how much the Decapotables go for??? Unbelievable money!!


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 Post subject: Re: My Citroen DS
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:36 pm 
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I am not a fan of French cars as such but I have a soft spot for Citroens. They always seem so French. Peugeot and Renault have never made distinctive cars, but Citroen have never really followed the crowd. I love the DS but personally love the CX estate. Bonkers big, rides like a sofa, bonkers dash. That's what designing a car properly should be. Don't copy everything else! All cars now are copies of VAG products in the main which is frankly depressing.

I am very fortunate to get a free company car. I don't get to choose my car but I am secretly hoping I get a Citroen!!! I think their new cars are fantastic - they look different and don't follow the crowd. They aren't as crazy as in the 70's but its nice to get something different (especially I don't pay for maintenance).


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 Post subject: Re: My Citroen DS
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:40 am 
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Rob Atkin wrote:
I am not a fan of French cars as such but I have a soft spot for Citroens. They always seem so French. Peugeot and Renault have never made distinctive cars, but Citroen have never really followed the crowd. I love the DS but personally love the CX estate. Bonkers big, rides like a sofa, bonkers dash. That's what designing a car properly should be. Don't copy everything else! All cars now are copies of VAG products in the main which is frankly depressing.

I am very fortunate to get a free company car. I don't get to choose my car but I am secretly hoping I get a Citroen!!! I think their new cars are fantastic - they look different and don't follow the crowd. They aren't as crazy as in the 70's but its nice to get something different (especially I don't pay for maintenance).

Reminds me of something James May said after "reviewing" the C6 on Top Gear, it was something like: "I really, really approve of this car. Now watch it flop."

But as I've said before, the DS is a thing of beauty and innovation - nowadays, mostly it's a case of the iPhone formula for a car.


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 Post subject: Re: My Citroen DS
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:25 am 
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I had two Xantias as company cars - the second an Activa with the anti-roll suspension. Both awesome cars in their own weird way and sublime long-distance machines.


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 Post subject: Re: My Citroen DS
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:09 pm 
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Another Bike-DS connection...US Builder JP Weigle (of Framesaver fame) likes them too:
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