Citroen ZX Reviews from France

1992 Citroen ZX Reflex 1.4i

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.4i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres

Summary:

Solid, great cargo capacity, excellent handling, lacks a bit of power

Faults:

Most of the failures should really be put on the account of my rough handling of the car in my younger years. The only problem that I do not blame on myself is the quirky electrical system : rusted connectors are common and the failure of the interior lighting is not uncommon.

I broke more things that I can remember, but that is really me more than anything else - I even broke the driver's seat's metal structure and had to buy a new seat from a scrap dealer...

General Comments:

You need to rev up the engine quite a bit to get significant power, but the road handling is excellent even in treacherous conditions. Power/weight ratio is a bit low, but that three-doors ZX is nevertheless a delight to drive if you don't mind the lack of power steering.

Cargo capacity is enormous for a car of its size. I made countless trips of more than 1000km loaded to the gills and each time I blessed the interior space.

14 years, 120000 km and still going great although I now seldom use it more than thrice a month.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th June, 2006

1993 Citroen ZX Avantage 1.9 diesel

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance198000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 205

Summary:

Very good

Faults:

Water pump started leaking at 80000 km. Changed for a reasonable price 70 £.

Rear window mechanism (manual) dead after 8 years.

Km zeroing button dead at about 90000 km.

General Comments:

Rear brakes were changed at 145000 km. Front brakes trimming replaced each 60000-70000 km, but still the original discs.

Clutch was changed at 197000 km.

Heating plugs were dead only at 190000 km.

Driving belt normally replaced at 80000 and 165000 km.

Batteries changed after 4 years and 100000 km.

Front tires (Michelin Energy) will last for about 70000-80000 km, the rear tires were changed at 135000 km, but were far from worn out.

Excellent car. Very low fuel consumption and leaving aside normal maintenance, no expensive repairs.

Comfortable and reasonable performance for the 70 HP of the engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th May, 2001

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews