Citroen ZX Reviews from Israel

1997 Citroen ZX Tension 1.4

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Tipo

Summary:

Good car for the money

Faults:

Fuel pump replaced after 190000 km.

Starter replaced after 2 years.

The brakes replaced after 2 years.

Alarm replaced after 1 year.

General Comments:

Very inexpensive car to buy and maintain.

The parts are cheap and the service easy.

This car is better than a 306 or Renault.

Good ride in the city, and on the open road.

Max speed is about 100-115 kmh.

Good buy for the money - my next car will be the Xsara.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2009

1994 Citroen ZX Aura 1.6

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

Very good for any price

Faults:

Nothing at all - only regular wear.

General Comments:

My best car ever, and it easily competes with cars costing double the price! Cornering and braking are exceptional. I miss power steering when parking.

The 1.6l engine is quick but a bit noisy. It is thirsty, both regarding fuel and oil, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Great comfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2001

1995 Citroen ZX Reflex 1.4

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance85000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen Visa

Summary:

Rare combination of economical, roomy and fun to drive

Faults:

Right front disc was replaced at 80000 km.

General Comments:

Great car. Comfortable like any other Citroen, but without the problematic engine and suspension.

Good deal of economical engine, roomy and fun to drive.

The perfect compact car for the Israeli horrible roads.

Not my first and for sure not my last Citroen.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2001

1993 Citroen ZX Volcane 2.0 petrol

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance145000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 19

Summary:

A great combination of performance and sense

Faults:

The electric Bosch engine unit.

Petrol rubber pipe leaked.

General Comments:

A fun to drive car with exceptional steering capabilities. The car literally irons curves with comfort and assurance.

The engine although economic and powerful, is not sports like. It lives too well in the low revs and doesn't provide enough power at higher revs. The car definitely could use a more powerful engine (maybe the 16v does the job).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th September, 2000

1995 Citroen ZX Volcane 2.0 petrol

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carSeat Ibiza

Faults:

Frequentt brake lining changes.

Oil pressure gauge doesn't work.

Some lights on the instrument panel don't work

The driver's seat is squeaky and not stable.

Wind noise and squeaky plastic parts.

Water condensation cap failed and was replaced by an improved cap with a tighter spring (I live in a very hot country).

A/C compressor failed due water entering from beneath the car.

Rubber bands on the rear shelf lost their tension (on each and every ZX I saw).

General Comments:

Fun to drive, but lacks some punch.

Not as comfortable as the Citroen name may imply.

Small reliability problems.

Needs 20-30 bhp extra.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2000

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 5 reviews