Nothing is perfect but still
Added: 14th of July 2017
Three years on and still enjoy my DS3 1.6 vti style. Its a really funky sporty looking vehicle and get lots of compliments even I still admire it in the car park. The DS3 drives well on motorways with punchy acceleration when overtaking or getting out of trouble. Its not sound proof but what can we expect its a super mini class (and I can't afford a mini without a pools win) The vibration is tolerable and certainly no worse than others owned (Yaris, Fiesta, Peugeot 203 Audi). My favorite drive was my beloved fiesta but lets face it even the prettiest fiestas get lost in the crowd whereas the DS3 definitely stands out and performs well. A couple of design flaws on the DS3 no cup holder for drinks, the glove compartment wouldn't store children mittens and some of the controls are hidden behind the steering wheel, which really irritates me when driving. Finally the alloy fancy wheel trims look great but they damage so easily and look shabby very quickly. In terms of reliability the only problems encountered so far in three years have been heater failure, easily fixed, but only time will tell. Its not perfect but with a few tweaks it could be. If you value a fun drive with good looks this is a great little car that packs a good punch.