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  • Car dealers closing as new car sales plummet 5 Nov 2019 (News)
    dealership firm Pendragon, which recently announced plans to close 22 of its 34 Car Store sites. Most car manufacturers saw a drop in registrations last month, with niche manufacturers like Alpine, Bentley, DS, Lexus and Porsche bucking the trend. Out of the mainstream brands, MINI, Renault
  • Vauxhall says UK jobs will be safe in Fiat Chrysler merger with Peugeot Citroen 31 Oct 2019 (News)
    plants. PSA Group, which owns Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall, will join forces with FCA - the company behind Fiat, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Jeep and Maserati. The board of directors at both PSA and FCA have agreed to work towards a 50/50 merger, which will see
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 02-11-2019 Part 1 31 Oct 2019 (News)
    ://www.discosportforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=17&p=108085#p108085 / Next, they might have missed the opportunity to fix the problem in the 2019 L551 Evoque diesel - something which would presumably seal the fate of the DS refresh model
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 26-10-2019 Part 2 24 Oct 2019 (News)
    are there. A cheap diesel might make sense. Otherwise, not much performance but good at the pumps, a Yaris 1.33, a Jazz, etc. For more fun, a Mazda 2. Minding his Ds
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 05-10-2019 Part 1 3 Oct 2019 (News)
    averaged 63mpg brims to brims over 8,000 miles in a BMW 320dED. Best I’ve ever done. Minding one’s Ds and Qs In your excellent Saturday
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 28-09-2019 Part 1 26 Sep 2019 (News)
    to test-drive, it now really comes down to these two cars: VW Polo 1.0 DSG, or the bigger MINI Countryman 1.5 Automatic which seems like a lot more car, but is probably more expensive on fuel. Please let me know your thoughts? DS, via email If you need to carry 5 people
  • Historics 21st September Classic Car Auction provisional Results 21 Sep 2019 (News)
    187 1968 Citroën 21 DS Safari £19,000-£24,000 £24,640 sold 188 1991 Lancia Delta Integrale 16V £16,000-£18,000 £14,500 provisional 189 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEC LWB 3.5 V8 £19k-£27k £16,000 provisional 190 1966 Jaguar E-Type S I 2
  • Historics 21st September Classic Car Auction Viewing 19 Sep 2019 (News)
    . Lot 187, a 1968 Citroen DS Safari stood out in beautiful condition retaining its ‘mother in law’ jump seats right at the back, some ten feet from the driver. In very fine condition it is estimated at £19,000 to £24,000
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 07-09-2019 Part 2 5 Sep 2019 (News)
    that is:  /used-prices/Jaguar/XJ/2007/?q=2.7+Automatic+Diesel Knowing your Ds and Qs  I know you have covered this subject before, but I am still confused. I wish
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 17-08-2019 16 Aug 2019 (News)
    for the UK car market". They are called DS:  /ds/ The latest ones feature Citroen 'Advanced Comfort Suspension' that involves softer springs, some special double-acting dampers and a new type of compressed foam seat. Unfortunately, when combined with big wheels
  • Honestjohn Motoring Agony Column 27-7-2019 Part 2 25 Jul 2019 (News)
    reliable apart from this one thing of not being able to give a combatable ride over  modern day cart tracks. Any comments? MF, via email The hydropneumatic suspension in the DS was remarkable but the cars were very rust-prone and gained a terrible reputation
  • Keyless car thefts: new cars ranked 'poor' for their security systems 24 Jun 2019 (News)
    inadequate - including the DS 3 Crossback, Mazda 3, Toyota RAV4 and Volvo S60. >> Top 10: Cars most vulnerable to keyless theft "Keyless entry/start systems are often optional or included with trim
  • New Peugeot 2008 revealed with petrol, diesel and electric power 19 Jun 2019 (News)
    . >>> Geneva Motor Show 2019: Electric Peugeot 208 confirmed The 2008 looks like a smaller version of the 3008 and, alongside the electric version, will be available with petrol and diesel engines. It shares a platform with the DS 3 Crossback, as well as the upcoming Peugeot 208
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 08-06-2019 Part 1 7 Jun 2019 (News)
    as a selling point. I would appreciate your comments and advice.  DS, via email The figures quoted were the discredited NEDC lab test figures, previously compulsory throughout Europe, easily 'cheated' by manufacturers and now widely discredited. Replaced for new cars since
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 25-05-2019 Part 2 24 May 2019 (News)
    . Automatic fearbox? Regarding your recent advice on the Nissan Note auto, I have a 2010 Micra auto with 25,000miles. Is this a similar gearbox? It has been no trouble but what maintenance do you advise? DS, via email If it's the 2003 - 2010 Micra it has
  • Vauxhall Grandland X plug-in hybrid revealed 13 May 2019 (News)
    . >>> Vauxhall boss teases new Corsa - a car for 'modest' buyers The Grandland X Hybrid4 is closely related to the DS 7 E-Tense, and will combine a 200PS 1.6-litre petrol engine with two electric motors, to produce a combined 300PS. While official fuel consumption figures are yet
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 27-04-2019 Part 2 26 Apr 2019 (News)
    worrier Could you please give me some advice on the most fuel efficient automatic to buy out of these: Peugeot 2008; Citroen C4 Cactus; Mazda CX-3; Toyota C-HR Hybrid. I make long motorway drives as well as lots of short runs round town. DS, via email   In Real
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 30-03-2019 Part 2 29 Mar 2019 (News)
    existing car, or look at a completely different car model but of similar size and driving position. I am old fashioned in that my car is kept in the garage and the C-Max just fits. DS, via email   VW seems to be carrying on with the Golf SV and that is a very
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 09-03-2019 Part 1 8 Mar 2019 (News)
    a bigger boot. I have always liked the Honda Jazz but know there are problems with cars from certain years with the automatic gearbox. DS, via email The UK market Jazz 1.4iVTEC from February 2011 regained its CVT-7 transmission, which is okay. The i-shift from 2008
  • DS 3 Crossback priced from £21,550 11 Feb 2019 (News)
    The DS 3 Crossback will start at £21,550 when it arrives in UK showrooms in May 2019. Set to replace the ageing DS 3 hatchback in the French firm's line-up, the DS 3 Crossback is intended to rival premium crossovers such as the Audi Q2 and BMW X2. Buyers can

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