Our cars: Citroen DS3 - August
Week ending August 5
Driven this week: 320 miles
The whole point of steering wheel mounted audio controls is convenience, right? Not in the case of the DS3. The channel and volume buttons are within easy reach but, because they’re on arms positioned behind the wheel, you can’t see them – well not unless you crouch down and peer underneath. Not advised while negotiating rush hour traffic.
Another example of unintuitive design is the front folding and sliding seat that gives access to the rear. There are three levers controlling the seat’s position and it’s not immediately obvious which is which, or which combination they should be pulled in. It took three grown journalists first to get the seat forward, and then to slide and flip it back into position without severing the legs of the back seat passenger.