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DS 9 - long term review

£46,100 / £50,415 as tested / £686 pcm
Published: 21 Jan 2023

Life with a DS 9: the trouble with lane-keep assist

So what I’m about to complain about isn’t exclusive to the DS 9, but it is still one of the more annoying modern inconveniences that modern carmakers are forcing upon us.

Hands up those who switch off lane keep assist the moment they get into their car? Yup, every one of the Top Gear team does the same. While it can be useful on a monotonous motorway journey, if you’re on a quiet road with just you and a cyclist, trying to overtake the pedal pusher without being pushed back toward the kerb (and therefore the cyclist) by LKA is impossible.

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Normally there’d be no need to indicate except if you don’t, the car will try to attack the innocent cyclist. Even just going past a parked car on a similarly quiet road causes the LKA to push you to the left again. Sadly, I have no solution, I’m just hoping the smarty pants car engineers will come up with one.

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