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    Default DS misinformation on the Internet

    We all know that the internet is a great source of info on the Citroen Ds and almost any other subject too. We also know that you can not believe everything you read.

    It seems the DS attracts more than its share of this misinformation. Everyone seems to know something about these cars but is it all correct?

    Try these few gems on for size!



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    "...the DS' hydraulic brakes were operated through an "on/off" button in place of the pedal, called "champignon" for its looks. This made it impossible to brake in measures. Thanks God CitroŽn dropped this feature on the DS from 1961."


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    "It is incredible to think one of CitroŽn's most famous designs was probably never really intended to be a CitroŽn. The ID/DS was originally designed by Talbot designer Walter Becchia as a replacement to the Panhard"


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    Oh, good gravy, there is enough misinformation on that page it would be easier to rip it up and start again. The really sad part is whomever reads that as their introduction to the D Series will be in for a serious bit of schooling from a well-versed D enthusiast.
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    no no you don't want a DS they are way too weird.

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    Well, do we sit here like numbats and let them get away with it or provide correct advice and links to the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Well, do we sit here like numbats and let them get away with it or provide correct advice and links to the same?
    G'day,
    you can try, but there are more than [think of a large number] web pages out there. Anyone, including you and me, can post anything or any information, right,wrong or other, and some people believe it.
    What can you do?
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    Read this page too for yet more confused drivel! It's laughable how wrong it is.

    http://www.rallye-info.com/carmake_profile.asp?make=13

    I wonder what other fairy tales they have made up about the other WRC competitors?
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    Well I did write them a ranty-gram on their "Contact" page but their server must be hosted by NoDaddy and fails to accept my submission. I have saved the text for later.
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    Whoa!! Don't take this too seriously! I think it is funny how these strange stories develop and of course in this day and age when we can all publish online so easily we are going to have to get used to it. Just have to sharpen up our BS detection systems.

    Has any one else got some good examples?

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    Surely there's a grain of truth to both statements?

    I once had occasion to tell a bus driver that his bus was fitted with a brake pedal, not an on/off switch. As I understand the DS braked incredibly well, which could be a surprise to driver unaccustomed to the feeling.

    And the Panhard 24 has some similarities with the DS in the front end and windscreen IMO. It was released many years after the DS, but I can see where the myth came from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelie View Post
    Surely there's a grain of truth to both statements?

    I once had occasion to tell a bus driver that his bus was fitted with a brake pedal, not an on/off switch. As I understand the DS braked incredibly well, which could be a surprise to driver unaccustomed to the feeling.

    And the Panhard 24 has some similarities with the DS in the front end and windscreen IMO. It was released many years after the DS, but I can see where the myth came from.
    Sydney trained was he? They have a similar switch on the throttle.
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