We have given The Goddess plenty of veneration on our pages (links at bottom), but there’s a lot of subjectivity and hindsight in the, understandably. So this review was interesting to me, as a more clear-eyed, objective representation of what it was like to actually drive at the time. Not surprisingly, despite the design being some ten years old by 1966, it was in a class of its own, especially regarding comfort. As to trying to parallel park it, better just to not even try. That’s the kind of compromises that result from such an uncompromising car.
I’m in a bit of a time crunch as I post this, so I’ll skip the commentary, as it’s better to just read it. It’s a very balanced, fair and objective review, and points out the DS’ many superb engineering solutions, along with their foibles.
Here’s some of our coverage of these cars:
CC: DS 21 and DS 23 by Tatra87
CC: ID 19 Roger Carr