Citroen BX Reviews from France

1989 Citroen BX 16 1.6 liters

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 liters Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Corsar

Summary:

Great car, wonderful design and reliability

Faults:

The hydraulic system needed to be changed, so I did.

Nothing else.

General Comments:

This car was owned by the mother of a friend and it was completely abandoned in a farm in Versailles. I had to buy or rent a car, so my friend proposed to loan me his mother's car with the only condition that if something went wrong I had to fixed -very acceptable and normal deal. So, I had it for almost 6 months.

The car was wonderful. Great comfort. Very good handling. Very strong. The only thing that went wrong was that once, in the highway, the STOP light came on, and so I pull off, call for the assistance company and took it to the Citroën garage. They changed the hydraulic pump -I don't remember it needed to change the 4 hydraulic pumps for the wheels, but the master one- it leaked, and they told me this was a normal change for the amount of years and mileage the car had, and specially because it was abandoned for years. They fixed it -a little expensive if I remember well- and drove it delighted.

The car was wonderful. The only things I would critic is that the dashboard was of a too hard plastic, and the brakes where just awful. You have to get used to those brakes. They are like all or nothing -on-off. They blocked with such an ease. I think this car should have been sold by Citroën with ABS as series equipment.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2007

1989 Citroen BX TRD Turbo 1.7 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.7 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired390000 kilometres
Most recent distance430000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen LNA

Summary:

Funny aggressive diesel :-)

Faults:

Hum... direction (liquid pressure).

General Comments:

Excellent car... the motor can't be killed!!!

430 000 km for the motor and the turbo.

Can still be used at 170 km/h for 2 or 3 hours!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2001

2nd Aug 2001, 05:25

I currently drive the same type of car. 196000 kilometres.

Trouble? everything except the engine. 'Electrical' means for a BX 'it will break'. The car is a wreck, only that it's still running...

20th Feb 2006, 17:08

Isn't the motor for the TRD 1.8 litres? not 1.7.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews