• You know, I once knew a well-regarded civil engineer* whose garage had a DS Break and a DS Berline and he wasn't much interested in owning anything else. And it wasn't like he did his own wrenching; he'd actually found a reliable, reasonably-priced mechanic to maintain them for him! Of course, that was a very long time ago now.

    * yeah, I know, 'mechanical engineers design weapons, civil engineers design targets'.

  • Just curious: Has anyone ever come up with an alternative retro-fit for the suspension that works?

    Or are their other annoying reliability issues besides the suspension?

    • My guess is that all the parts are out there somewhere, they built a bunch of these. Can't vouch for the accuracy of this, but it's the kind of useless nonsense I tend to stuff in my brain:

      citroen-ca.com/DSguide.html

    • And if you want a Citroen DS but you really don't want anything Citroen about it besides the shape, there's always:

      generationhighoutput.com/1964-citroen-ds-with-custom-v8-ls1-swap/

      You always google [auto make] [auto model] LS1 just to see what happens…

  • Ah the Goddess! Until you have driven one, you just don't know the many ways that a car can be different. The on-road dynamics are truly astounding. Not just the comfort, but the ride control. No bouncy-bouncy here. The wheels just stay in contact the the road, no matter what the road might be doing at the time. And the braking blows your mind, because there is no forward pitch, as on virtually any normal car. It is almost like the entire car squats squarely into the road the harder you brake. Ya just gotta try one!

    The fact that the DS systems have been around since 1955, and enjoy a solid base of enthusiast support means that you can buy any part you might need. Once they are sorted out, they actually are quite reliable. Rust and neglect are the enemy of any classic car, but just more so with these.

    Oh, and I would look for a sedan, but that is just my personal preference.

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