Citroen AX Review from Malaysia

1996 Citroen AX 1.1 Carb

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.1 Carb Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres
Previous carPerodua Kancil

Summary:

Darn well built!

Faults:

1. Drive shaft (left & right)

2. Speedometer

3. Fuel gauge

4. Rear axle bearings

5. Horn.

General Comments:

1. Superbly rapid! The model I'm having is the Malaysian built "Proton Tiara 1.1" with 1.1l 4 cylinder 60hp engine (Solex single-carb). Malaysians generally snide at the mere mention of any French makes but this little tyke sure kick some turbo ass! Outran a Sentra (Sunny B14) fitted with a SR20 turbo for a good 10m from red light! Haha...

2. It corners like it's on rails, baby! Never lose a corner run to even a modified car since I started driving this French supermini.

3. Feels rock steady at speed. At 140km/h (my top speed anyway..), the car is steadier than most Japanese makes, which are incidentally more expensive and "high-tech".

4. Citroen heritage is strong in this one. More comfortable seating positions (front seats) than most other contemporary cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th June, 2008

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 1 review