Well this is interesting. When I was a young lad, my father used to actually drive a Citroen DS. I believe it was an... ahem... DS 21 or something. The one with the swiveling headlights and hydro-pneumatic suspension. Odd car, that Citroen.
To me it pretty much looked like an Art-Deco pancake on wheels from the distance, but it was pretty OK car for those days, at least from the technical point of view.
My father used to call it "The Goddess" for some reason. Which reminds me, I never understood this whole... ahem... car naming thing. Except for "Peter", my Range Rover, "Giancarlo", my Maserati and "Rudolph-James", my SLR McLaren, I have never named a car. Ever. Oh, and except for "Henry", my Rolls Royce.
Anyway, back to this lilliputian Citroen DS3. Let me just say that I think it has absolutely... ahem... nothing in common with the original DS that my pops used to drive. It has no pneumatic suspension, no corner-swiveling headlights and no UFO-like design.
On top of that, it just looks like a Mini that's been designed by a person who used Voltron as an inspiration. I have no idea what's all the fuss about these... ahem... LED daylight driving lights. Apparently everybody loves them. Everybody but me, since I think they only look appropriate in a sixties psychedelic pub or something, not on a vehicle.
In conclusion, I find it a disgrace for Citroen to name a car like this after the original DS icon. Marketing people should be banned from ruining the... ahem... memory of such legendary cars. If I were to be threatened at gun point to buy a Citroen from their current line-up, the DS3 would definitely not be that car.