After a couple of years using the Citroen C3 as a tuition car I've decided to make that change and have purchased a new DS3 which I will take delivery of on Thursday 4th September.
I've owned two C3's and they are a fantastic vehicle for teaching purposes due to their high seating position and great all round visibility which makes them easy to reverse, but things move on and the DS3 has a much brighter and younger image with potential customers and these days image, as any driving instructor will tell you, is very important. The good news is that the interior of the two cars is almost identical so my current customers won't find the change too much of a shock and will (hopefully) settle in to the new car easily. My main consideration when choosing the new car was wether to choose petrol or the very frugal diesel, and although the DS3 diesel unit is very quiet, the extra cost of the car AND extra cost at the pump swayed me to stay with petrol. My current car is doing around 40 to the gallon teaching, so that, coupled with the quieter petrol engine swung it.
I hope my customers like driving the new car, so look out for us on the roads around Scarborough and Filey over the coming weeks and months.