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    Default First pics of new Citroen DS9

    I am not sure whether I liked the original prototype better. Anyway, this is still quite something although it seems unlikely that we will ever see it in Australia...

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    I wonder if PSA will have to pay royalties to Paramount for using the DS9 name: as a Star Trek fan, I
    am pretty certain that DS9 is a Paramount trademark for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emissary View Post
    I am not sure whether I liked the original prototype better. Anyway, this is still quite something although it seems unlikely that we will ever see it in Australia...


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    I guess we can only hope it never arrives in Australia, it's embarrassing enough that it exists elsewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    I guess we can only hope it never arrives in Australia, it's embarrassing enough that it exists elsewhere...

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    ...I like,... cough, cough... the colour...



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    Look. The wheels are hideous. But that's only a detail. It was designed entirely by Citroen's Chinese team right?
    Anyway, I like most of it. Love the XM detail in the flank... but then I'm an XM-lover.
    Not a fan of the way the rear door forms part of the rear wheel arch. Holden has done that for many years and I do not like it at all. But that's a minor detail in an otherwise breathtaking car.
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    ahhh come on Pat... its a squashed mazda cx9... I m with chris on this one... its hideous...




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    A good eye can appreciate that this one will pan out well when viewed in the flesh. No photography tricks, just the real deal in the streetscape.

    It will be much nicer than the C6. I think I want one.
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    They should call it a DHS David Hasselhoff Speciale
    Eughhh mind you if someone said to me here's the keys now sod off I'd take them...

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    Squashed and hideous is all I can think of. The most useless and dangerous aspect of this trend of squashing cars,is that all round visibility has been completely compromised,which is dangerous if you cannot see your immediate surroundings and other vehicles,like asking a driver to be partially blindfolded while driving the car. A fatal or severe road accident just waiting to happen,the question is not if the driver will have an accident but when and maybe even reversing over a pet/child/elderly person accidentally A flawed design right from the start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    I guess we can only hope it never arrives in Australia, it's embarrassing enough that it exists elsewhere...

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    Except for the OTT bling wheels, I think it is stunning...it probably even has rear disc brakes....whoo!!

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    Visibility is no longer an issue with modern cars equipped with radars and cameras. Much safer than a noisy old banger that's easy to see out of but distracting by the sheer noise it emits.
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    Christ, if I wanted something so pointlessly overstyled, I'd buy a new Mercedes E-Class. Or a Kia Optima. Or an Edsel. I do hope the chassis makes the car worthwhile.

    I know this is stupidly pedantic, but I still have a problem with calling their new 'premium' line DS. That is NOT a DS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodelectric View Post
    Christ, if I wanted something so pointlessly overstyled, I'd buy a new Mercedes E-Class. Or a Kia Optima. Or an Edsel. I do hope the chassis makes the car worthwhile.

    I know this is stupidly pedantic, but I still have a problem with calling their new 'premium' line DS. That is NOT a DS.
    Everyone will be proudly talking about their DS! And it will be made in China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ810 View Post
    But that's a minor detail in an otherwise breathtaking car.
    Your opinion would be somewhat tainted by your childhood experiences of schoolyard bullies squashing your favourite Hotwheels in the school playground.

    The DS9 is vulgar to the extreme, I don't know where to begin but I could start with the lower sill treatment and work up from there!!

    An opportunity gone begging...

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    Gees what a bunch of grumps you are....A radical quirky design, isn't that what Citroen is about?

    I love it, sleek, different and a standout. Would look better in white, and maybe different wheels, but great grill and fab looking rear end.
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    It wasn't built between 1955 and 1975, so it's no good?
    Someone should check back through the archives to see whether any of the new designs from Citroen have ever attracted any praise from some members of this forum.
    There is a serious risk of excessive old-fogey harumphing.
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    Imagine the cost of a minor touch parking error!

    It would be interesting to see how much underneath is parts bin engineering. Even more so than the C6, it might prove hard to convince buyers that anything wearing the chevrons is worth the premium asking price. If you built a Hyundai to the same standard as a Maybach, could you ever expect to ask the same money? I think the same has generally been true of Citroen, but the DS range reflects a desire to tap a more rewarding market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by person s View Post
    It wasn't built between 1955 and 1975, so it's no good?
    Someone should check back through the archives to see whether any of the new designs from Citroen have ever attracted any praise from some members of this forum.
    There is a serious risk of excessive old-fogey harumphing.
    Nah...you have it wrong.... The CX and 2cv was built into the late 80's and even 90's. So you can find something decent from later on if you search for long enough

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    Default Not much public interest!

    I think the car looks stylish and modern, especially when compared to the other bangers in the streetscape shots. One thing for sure it holds nowhere near the public interest as the mighty original DS in 1955. Some bystanders are oblivious to its presence, others have their backs to it.
    Are these shots supposed to impress?

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    Quote Originally Posted by person s View Post
    It wasn't built between 1955 and 1975, so it's no good?
    Someone should check back through the archives to see whether any of the new designs from Citroen have ever attracted any praise from some members of this forum.
    There is a serious risk of excessive old-fogey harumphing.
    Harumph to you too, my good Sir!
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    What is the car that you posted pics of Stuart? it's got completely different styling from the original pics posted by Paul...

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    the DS9, the original pics at the top are from the last few days, mine are older

    there's also this

    http://youtu.be/8PNcuG7N9Vc
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    Then there's the DS5
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    At last a Citroen that evokes a passionate debate. My opinion for what it is worth, design studio impression of what the designer likes, as to whether it will be built ??. Would I have one? No. I disagree with the use of the DS name. To me a DS will always be of the car from the 50s-70s.

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    Now this is a car that should be sold here. It would cost a fortune however....

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