The interior layout, fit and finish
DS is Citroen’s premium brand, and the DS 3 Cabrio does enough to justify that status. An imaginatively styled dashboard with chrome-rimmed dials and colour-coded panels gives the DS 3's cabin real panache, and the interior quality is a cut above the C3 it’s based on, with plusher materials and more appealing finishes. However, some of the switchgear and more functional parts are shared with Citroen’s mainstream models, preventing the DS 3 from having the same bespoke feel that you get in a Mini or Audi.
Unfortunately, an awkward driving position also impacts on your experience behind the wheel. You sit a long way back from the windscreen and the pedals are noticeably offset. Granted, the steering wheel adjusts for reach and height on all models, but you never feel truly comfortable.