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It's a once in lifetime match up as Jonny Lieberman pits the classic 1956 <b>Citroën DS</b>-19 against the ultra modern 2013 Tesla Model S ...
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So here’s the lowdown: Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman had the unique opportunity to compare the ultra-modern and high-tech Tesla Model S against what’s possibly the most innovative car of the 20th century, the Citroen DS first revealed in 1955. Each car may be dramatically different powertrain-wise, but each one represents an explosion of technical innovation for its respective era.
In 1957, philosopher Roland Barthes remarks that the DS has "obviously fallen from the sky. The debut of the DS ushers in a new era for the French manufacturer. Meanwhile, disc brakes and a dual-circuit braking system provide anchorage. Hydropneumatic suspension makes its first appearance on a production car, oscillating automatically to adapt to road conditions Mercedes and Rolls-Royce are to license the pioneering technology soon afterwards. After 23 years in service, the weary Traction Avant is finally being replaced, and visitors to the Paris show are stunned by how far its successor moves the game on. Soon to float (almost literally) along the boulevards of the world, the... a semi-automatic transmission takes power to the front wheels.
A: If you are after a good usable (but not concourse) saloon i would also say between £8000 - £10000, if you are thinking of buying a convertible i wouldn't even think about it unless you are a lottery winner! I wouldn't be tempted to go for anything advertised cheaper - the outer panels can hide a horrible 'skeleton' underneath which is another reason why so many end their days as DIY restoration can be a complex and very expensive affair. To be honest you are best talking to an established DS specialist - They will have seen it all before & advise you on what to look out for.
Have you thought about buying an Estate car version? Huge, impressive, different & beautiful ! (answered by Citroen Technician on May 26, 2009)
A: They're wonderful, fun, great, landmark cars with an amazingly smooth ride and features far-advanced for its time. Their 4-cylinder engines are relatively bullet-proof if maintained properly, i.e., regular oil changes, but they sound reminiscent of agricultural equipment. Look for an LHM model (green fluid). They tend to have less hydraulic issues than their red fluid predecessors. Rust is the biggest enemy of these cars.
They're not quick off-the-mark, but they can be very fast. They'll cruise without problem at 80-90 mph for hours on end. It also helps if you have access to a knowledgeable and skilled Citroen mechanic. The underhood plumbing can be daunting to those unfamiliar with it.
These cars are art-deco rolling works of art. Pedestrians will stop and point with their mouths agape, other motorists will either clear out of your way, or speed up to get a closer look at this "space ship on wheels". It's not the type of car for introverts because crowds will gather whenever you park it and ask all kinds of questions about it. Even those that hate or don't care about cars recognize it to be something very special. It's the epitamy of French quirkiness and weirdness (vivre le difference!). Like a Brooks Brothers suit or a Patek watch, it's a classic and will always be stylish and fashionable. In valet situations, I've seen new Ferraris, Porsches, and Mercedes-Benzes relegated to the hinter reaches of the parking lot, while my "Goddess" stood front and center. If you know, understand and appreciate the Citroen DS, it's hard not to love it. (answered by Mark K on June 22, 2008)
A: Oh, so you chose to disregard all our friendly advice about the Bentley and you went out and copped onto a Citroen, eh? One can hardly blame you.
You must reset the biorythms of your body to correspond to those factory-programmed into the car. Since it's a French car with an Italian motor, you do this by surrendering while beating your spouse unconscious in a wine-drunken rage over a strange number that was dialed twice according to the latest telephone bill.
If that doesn't work, unplug the car's battery and wait until precisely midnight to plug it back in. It should be reset properly then. That's what I do to reset the CD player's clock on my water buffalo. You can never do it by following the damned Outer Mongolian instructions:
"Prease to push on Local/Distant button 'A' whire deplessing 'mode contlol B' whire pushing 'power button C' with you nose 'D' whire prease to push and howd 'scan and seek button E' with you tongue 'F.' Sank you velly much."
It never works when I do that, but I always hear feverish, disembodied moaning through my Blaupunkt speakers until the CD player eventually asks me for a cigarette. Then it asks me stupid questions for an hour while I'm trying to drive. I don't know why I still bother. (answered by Gonzo Zappa-Vonnegut on September 07, 2006)