1989 Citroen BX 16 1.6 liters
Great car, wonderful design and reliability
The hydraulic system needed to be changed, so I did.
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