Citroen AX Review from Malta

1991 Citroen AX TGD

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership1993
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carVolvo 244


Gasket defect unacceptable


Cylinder Head Gasket. This fails with every Diesel model I know of (3) every ~4 years

Water pump after 6 years

Clutch after 10 years

Relay switch of cooling fan every 5 yrs

Shock absorbers every 6 yrs- but Maltese roads are very bad

Internal heating radiator leak after 10- had to be disconnected as it is practically "unreachable"

Dashboard cracked after 10 years

Seats defective pull-up and slider mechanism after 3 yrs

Spent first three years occasionally finding bolts and nuts that got loose from passenger area.

General Comments:

Very economical - could make about 430 Miles with tank-full when car was new. However gasket defect repair balanced out cost benefits from consumption.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd July, 2003

25th Jul 2003, 03:09

Hello I am Nikola from Serbia. My car is Citroen ax 14tgd 1991.I did not have any problem ever whit this car. Whit 43l this car can go over then 1100km after the twelve years of use.

17th Oct 2003, 12:48

I can just confirm low fuel consumption, 4l/100km is easily reachable. But my 14TGD/91 needs quite expensive service, like head damage, discovered after a complete head repair including gasket,..maybe I just have bad luck. I'm decided to buy a car with 1.5dCi engine...

Average review marks: 4.8 / 10, based on 1 review