Citroen BX Reviews from Portugal

1984 Citroen BX 16 TRS 1.6 petrol

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres

Summary:

Good to have if you're into car mechanics

Faults:

What went wrong with the car... almost everything!!!

From clutch, brakes, and exhaust to electric windows, and in particular the "hi tech" super nice suspension - never let me do a nice trip, not once!

General Comments:

Nice car, nice to drive, a little slow when accelerating, and high petrol intake.

Very comfortable, and excellent dynamic behaviour, a very safe car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd August, 2000

18th Jan 2007, 15:47

High fuel consumption in a carburettor fed BX can be due to removal of the temperature controlled air ducts that go to the air cleaner, or a faulty temperature controller where the ducts connect. The carburettor is set up to run best at 35C and can guzzle otherwise. Also give jets a clearing with compressed air.

1988 Citroen BX 14 RE 1.4 petrol

Year of manufacture1988
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

55000km - Water pump.

60000km - Front suspension spheres.

General Comments:

Great road driving, very smooth.

Powerful engine, not loosing power on 5th climbing a hill.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 1999

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews