Citroen Saxo Review from Lebanon

1998 Citroen Saxo VTS 1.6 16v

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 kilometres
Most recent distance43000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Camry


Relatively cheap car, only for performance lovers!


Nothing to signal. Just the routine maintenance.

General Comments:

Seriously fast, this tiny car gives nightmares too many larger engined cars... it's not an M3 though.

Engine eager at high revs, even inside the red zone.

Great agility and handling, but a bit tricky for inexperienced drivers.

Terrible comfort! Hight cruising engine noise (about 3100 RPM at 100 KPH in 5th gear). Poorly adjustable driving position: I'll soon be suffering from back pain!

Cute sporty looks expose its performance.

Don't forget it's a small car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2003

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review