The September issue of Octane Magazine contains an editorial by Jay Leno saying that DS, especially the Pallas model, is the most comfortable motoring experience you can have. Jay loves the DS for its combination of suspension and super comfortable seats. He compares the DS with a 1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 and a 1971 280 SE Coupé and in the 600 even with its big, overstuffed chairs of the finest leather, they’re still not as comfortable as the DS.
Even when Jay was in England recently and his friend met him in a beautiful Rolls-Royce Phantom he felt he was sitting on the seat rather than in it. He goes on to say that “The only car that comes close is my 1931 Bentley 8 Litre fourdoor Mulliner sedan. Even though its suspension is primitive, the big, down-filled leather chairs are something you’d be proud to put in your library or sitting room.”
Jay laments that no-one is selling comfort any more. It’s all about the latest trendy style and sporty handling. Gone are the days of the “boulevard ride”. (Something that a DS accomplishes so well with style and handling.)
You can read the entire article online here: https://www.pressreader.com/uk/octane/20170901/282114931627497
For an in-depth look into the history and driving experience of Jay’s 1971 DS check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzW_ERSgFRY