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2016 (66) Ds Ds 3 1.6 THP Prestige 2dr

Aberdeen Craigshaw Road Complex
Only £18,488
£998 deposit
£279 per month

This vehicle may have been advertised at the higher price for less than 28 days, but for a minimum of 10 days.

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" touch screenBluetooth + USB
Cruise control + speed limiterDS connect box emergency assist system
eMyWay Satellite NavigationFront parking sensors
Mirror screen with mirror link and car playMulti function trip computer
Outside temperature displayRear parking sensors
Rev counterService interval indicator
Variable power steering 

Entertainment

Arkamys Hi-Fi speakers with digital amplifier and subwooferAuxiliary input socket
DAB Digital radioSteering wheel mounted controls

Exterior Features

3D effect LED rear lightsAutomatic lights and wipers
Body coloured bumpersBody coloured roof
Chrome door handlesChrome DS Wings grille
Chrome front fog light surroundChrome grille surround
Chrome number plate trimChrome rear bumper inserts
Chrome side rubbing stripsChrome tailgate insert
Dark tinted rear windowsElectric adjustable door mirrors
Electric front windowsElectric heated folding door mirrors
Electro-chrome auto-dimming rear view mirrorLED daytime running lights
LED front fog lightsRear spoiler
Rear wiperTwin chrome exhaust tailpipes
Xenon headlamps With LED signature 

Interior Features

12V socketAluminium sports pedals
Automatic air conditioningBoot light
Driver's seat height adjustmentDriver/pass sunvisor/covered courtesy mirrors
Floor matsFront and rear headrests
Front courtesy lightsFront door pockets with bottle holders
Front passenger seat height adjustFront reading light
Front seatback pocketsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Instrument lighting dimmerInterior mood lighting
Isofix rear child seat preparationLashing eyelets in boot
Leather door trimLeather handbrake with chrome insert
Pollen filterSatin chrome door sill protectors
Satin chrome steering wheel insertsSplit folding rear seat

Safety

5 three point inertia reel seatbeltsABS + EBD + EBA
Active city brakingCurtain airbags
Driver seatbelt warning indicatorDriver/Front Passenger airbags
ESPFront lateral airbags
Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limitersHill start assist
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

AlarmDeadlocks
ImmobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote control central locking 

Technical

Sports suspension 

Trim

Gloss black centre console and interior door handle surroundSatin chrome gear surround

Wheels

Space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)129Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)50.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)61.4EC Urban (mpg)39.8

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power165
Coin DescriptionTHPCoin SeriesPrestige
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0730AManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.6Engine Power - BHP165
Engine Power - KW120Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT177
Engine Torque - MKG24.5Engine Torque - NM240
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed135

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front205/45 R17Tyre Size Rear205/45 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleAPHRODITE
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1483Length3948
Wheelbase2452Width1715

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1630
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)245Max. Loading Weight465
Max. Roof Load70Max. Towing Weight - Braked1150
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked570Minimum Kerbweight1165
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

DS 3 Cabrio

The DS3 compact convertible is a great affordable soft top for our fickle climate. Jonathan Crouch reports on the revised version.

Ten Second Review

The improved DS3 Cabrio gets a smarter look and fresh generation technology. As before, it's anything but a conventional convertible - but then, that's exactly why you might buy one. You don't get a full-blown folding roof, but then neither do you get the usual compromises in rear seat and luggage space - and there are no speed restrictions on soft top use. If you thought you could neither justify or afford a cabriolet, then this car aims to make you think again.

Background

The small affordable cabriolet. It's a lovely idea in principle, inexpensive open-roofed motoring for those rare occasions when the sun makes an appearance. In practice though, there are often frustrating compromises to be made in a car of this kind. Here's one though, that doesn't require you to make too many: the sleeker, smarter DS3 Cabrio. Let me explain. Wouldn't it be nice if a model of this sort didn't buffet you roof-down and shimmy over bumps? Wouldn't it be neat if you could react instantly to the weather and retract its top at almost any speed? And wouldn't it be good if you could actually fit three people in the back if need be - and more than a token amount of luggage? None of the cars which most readily come to mind as affordable open-tops - say the MINI Convertible, the Fiat 500C or even the Mazda MX-5 - can satisfy on all these counts. This one can. No, it's not a full-blown convertible - but then the DS brand argues that to be a good thing, the resultant design better suited to enjoyment of our testing roads and changeable climate. Is it? We're going to find out.

Driving Experience

On paper, you might be tempted to view this car's kind of folding soft top as little more than a giant sunroof, but in practice, it's much more than that. True, you never get the full 'wind in the hair' feeling that you would in a classic conventional cabriolet lacking this DS model's fixed side panels but there's quite enough exposure to the elements in the fully open position to give you that real cabrio feeling, though buffeting is reduced because you're better hidden from the blustery conditions. I should also point out that, as with any proper convertible, rearward vision with the roof down is pretty awful, hence the standard fitment of rear parking sensors. My favourite feature though relates to the way - almost unique in my experience with convertible cars - that this roof allows you to instantly react to the conditions you're driving in. Press a little button on the overhead console and you can open or close the roof in just 16s at any speed up to 75mph. With the roof closed, refinement is near-on as good as it is in the fixed top DS3. Under the bonnet, the key changes with this revised model centre on the introduction of a more efficient EAT6 automatic gearbox and a pokier 130bhp three cylinder 1.2-litre PureTech petrol powerplant. In all, seven engines are on offer, including an entry-level 110bhp PureTech petrol unit. There are also two THP four-cylinder petrol units, with the top 'Performance' model putting out 208bhp. Plus, as before, there are two 1.6-litre BlueHDi diesels.

Design and Build

You'd be forgiven for not realising this to be a Cabrio at first glance. After all, the profile of this model is identical to that of its fixed-top counterpart, which means you get the same cool 'shark fin' B-pillar, the same 'floating' two-tone roof and the same sculpted front end with its distinctive LED light signature. The key change with this facelifted DS3 Cabrio is the introduction of the DS brand's corporate front end, with the so-called 'DS Wings' sculpted around a vertically-orientated chromed front grille that wears the DS emblem and is flanked by smarter LED headlamps. There are now more personalisation possibilities too, including options for the roof, the bodywork and the mirror housings. Inside, the cabin is much as before, but benefits from the addition of a freshly-added 7-inch colour infotainment screen that incorporates the latest smartphone-compatible technology. There are smarter trim choices too and the option of classic DS 'watchstrap leather' seating and laser engraving on the dashboard trim and the door mirrors. The DS designers claim there's room for five adults, with legroom in the rear enhanced by the slender backs of the driver and front passenger seats. This is the only model its class - and one of the very few convertibles you can buy - that can actually take three people across the back seat. In the tail, the boot of this Cabrio version is 245-litres which is large for the soft top of this class.

Market and Model

Expect to pay somewhere in the £15,000 to £20,000 bracket for your DS3 Cabrio, so you're looking at a premium of around £2,500 over the fixed-top version that many will assume this car is at first glance. Still, at least all DS3 models are better equipped than they used to be. All variants now get front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera with visual indicator guide lines on the 7-inch centre dash infotainment screen. That display is a fresh addition to the car and gives owners access to the latest smartphone-compatible 'MirrorLink' and 'Apple CarPlay' connectivity systems. The options list includes LED headlight technology and items such as cruise control with a speed limiter, a classy MP3-compatible stereo system with a sub woofer in the boot and the MyWay satellite navigation system. Safety equipment includes an 'Active City Brake' system that can autonomously brake the car if an accident hazard is detected at urban speeds. ESP stability control is of course standard along with an advanced ABS braking system and six airbags. Personalisation is a term that is cropping up with increasing regularity when we talk about trendy small cars and this revised DS3 further embraces it with things like a laser-etched dashboard strip and a screen-printed rear window. There are wider colour and wheel options too. As before, the roof, the mirrors, the dashboard, the rubbing strips and the wheels all come in various colours and whichever bodywork colour you choose, you get a matching key fob.

Cost of Ownership

There's very little running cost premium in choosing the Cabrio DS3 variant over its fixed-top stablemate. As you'd expect, the revised DS3 models feature efficient Euro 6 compliant diesel and petrol engines. Diesel drivers get the choice of 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 and BlueHDi 120 units, both powerplants offering a good balance of power and efficiency. The BlueHDi 100 variant is class-leading in terms of emissions, producing just 87g/km of CO2. Fuel consumption's good too. Theoretically, the BlueHDi variant could be capable of over 90mpg and even the pokier BlueHDi 120 version can approach 80mpg. The French brand has also developed a Euro 6-compliant entry-level petrol unit, the 'PureTech 110 EAT6 auto'. Delivering 61.4mpg over a combined cycle and producing just 105g/km of CO2, this engine comes only with the brand's latest automated manual EAT6 transmission. The 5-speed 'box features a creep function and optimised software mapping, which adjusts power delivery for smoother starts and a better driving experience. Go for the PureTech 130 manual petrol model and you can expect 62.8mpg on the combined cycle and 105g/km of CO2.

Summary

We live in a country where it can rain for 200 days in a year. Even if you can make a rational argument for owning a convertible in such a climate, it might be difficult to justify carting around the heavy, bulky cabrio roof that such a car will need, a top that when folded will minimise both bootspace and rear passenger room. With this DS3 Cabrio though, the downsides have been minimised. Here's a convertible that makes real sense for the part of the world we live in and it's been usefully revised in this upgraded form with smarter looks and extra technology. Of course, it's not designed to suit someone really intent on getting the full al fresco experience. The looks don't shout 'convertible' and there are still door pillars to look past. But if you're okay with that and just want to feel the sun once in a while without the wobbling bodywork, practical compromises and awkward styling of most small cabriolets, then this car could be exactly what you've been looking for.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
80%
Styling
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Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
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Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£279
Deposit£998
Term (months)47
Cash price£18,488
Credit amount£17,490
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£7472
Total amount payable£21,584
Contract mileage24000
Excess mileage charge12.5p per mile
APRFixed 6.3% APR representative

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Aberdeen Craigshaw Road Complex

Craigshaw Road, West Tullos Industrial Estate, Aberdeen, AB12 3AR

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