Citroen DS Review from North America

1965 Citroen DS ID 1.9

Model year1965
Year of manufacture1965
First year of ownership1966
Most recent year of ownership1968
Engine and transmission 1.9 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance9000 miles
Previous carAustin Healey ID 19


I'm going out to buy a C5 after I sell my Peugeot 306


The Austin Healey I had prior to my first Citroen had all sorts of things go wrong hence when asked to have a drive of a Citroen ID19 I was in heaven. Here was a car that went through the Toronto snow, went up and down to accomodate road conditions etc. Was warm inside, and I could carry a wardrobe in the trunk (sorry, boot) and got 10 miles per gallon more than the Healey. Nothing went wrong with the Citroen.

General Comments:

The ID was certainly very rare in Toronto, not so in Montreal for obvious reasons. Citroen Canada kept a French mechanic in their garage who was all the assurance needed to have you feel there would be no problem with the car. Once a year the car went in for a look at every thing, (an MOT if you like) and those things were put wright; brake pads, change (red) fluid, check bulbs, coolant change every year, etc. etc. also car for the day. THEN I discovered the DS. Bought new 1967 DS21 in 1968.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2005

Average review marks: 10.0 / 10, based on 1 review