Citroen AX Reviews from Italy

1991 Citroen AX 11 Thalassa 1.1 compressed natural gas

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.1 compressed natural gas Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance155000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Panda

Summary:

Economical and fast

Faults:

The axle-shaft broke at 95000 km; the mechanic told me this is one of the chronic problems of the AX.

The starting device blew at 75000 km.

No more problems occurred except, obviously, normal maintenance and changes (oil, 2 batteries, 2 exhausts).

General Comments:

The best quality of Ax is its low use costs, first of all concerning petrol, and in my case gas consumption. It's easy to run 20 km with a litre of leaded petrol.

I greatly reached Praha and Ljubljana, testing its travelling attitude.

Top speed (161 km/h) and 0-100 km/h acceleration in 11.7 seconds confirm the great engine.

One may blame the soft suspension in tight curves.

It would be great to share comments with whom may be interested in my car. Please contact me : Riccardo.Gamberinitravels@inwind.it

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

Review Date: 26th November, 2001

26th Nov 2001, 16:54

If you like the small engine AX, then you should try the AXGT 1.4, it flies.

25th Jul 2003, 03:16

If you like economical car then you should try ax 14tgd.

1995 Citroen AX 10 TRE 1.0

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance36000 kilometres

Summary:

Economy... but very poor handling

General Comments:

I already had up to 15 cars and this was the worse ever! VERY POOR handling! I guess the only nice topic is the fuel economy... please try some other cars before purchasing this one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd December, 2000

1992 Citroen AX First (injection) 1.1

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance177000 kilometres

Summary:

Good performance and low cost

Faults:

Nothing very important.

Some little problems with the injection system... but now all is OK.

General Comments:

A superb car! After 177000 km my car is the same jewel that I bought eight years ago! Excellent top-speed and accelleration (considering the low cc).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 2000

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 3 reviews