Citroen ZX Review from Iceland

1997 Citroen ZX SX Elysee 1.4i petrol

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4i petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles


A Very worthwhile bargain, whatever the mileage on it


Exhaust box & cam belt, but that happens with time anyway.

Spark plug leads at 87k miles, got front wishbone bushings changed twice in 40k miles traveling, and all 6 on the car 2k miles ago.

General Comments:

EXCELLENT DRIVE for a hatchback. I'm not a boy-racer, and there's no modifications on the car, but it comes through every time I demand it.

Very comfortable. I've done 300 miles journeys with only two stops max along the way... just to pee! Don't feel fatigued after driving.

Actually got 0-60mph in under 9 seconds, and the specs say it should be 11!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2003

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review