1987 Citroen BX 16TRS 1.6 petrol


Nothing moves you like Citroen


The following parts were replaced:

Hydraulic pump.

Main hydraulic pipes.


Petrol pump... and of course I had some smaller problems.

General Comments:

Despite problems with it I really like this car. It is true that nothing moves you like Citroen. I enjoy every time I drive with because of its soft and smooth ride. After all, I bought it for a low price and I can get cheap used spare parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2000

1991 Citroen BX 16 TZS 1.6 petrol


Comfort, comfort, comfort and a lot lot lot of equipment!!!!


New front spheres and one strut.

Rear arm bearings (it's normal at this point).

An oil drinker - but it can get solved for £50 - but no need yet...

The cooling system leaks slowly - not a big thing yet...

General Comments:

Fantastic car, very spacious and comfortable, with sharp excellent brakes and a very efficient aircon. No doubt the best mid range car of the 80's and early 90's. Still doesn't have a lot of competition... Still much more comfortable!!! It is quite reliable actually.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2000

18th Apr 2001, 13:23

Just one change of spheres and a strut? Someone has been very lucky indeed! My front suspension units had a lot of replacement work, and the rear units locked solid at one point (a costly job).

Anyone buying a second-hand BX should look closely at the whole hydraulics / suspension history of the car, and hope any replacements will last.