By Team Lenspeed

It has been a while since we posted an update of our staffer – the Citroen DS3 1.6THP. It has 140,000km on the clock, and I have to admit that the engine is starting to show signs of exhaustion – puffing away whenever the revs climb past 4,000rpm.

Other updates include fresh Bridgestone RE003 rubbers (replacing the RE002), a fresh coat of grey paint to replace the maroon roof and side mirrors and a de-badged DS logo on the front – primarily because it is starting to tarnish!

When looked in its entirety, we would be better off with a more reliable Japanese hatchback. But its quirks sometimes make it a more enjoyable experience.

More updates soon as it pushes past 150,000km…