Citroen BX Reviews from Slovenia

1987 Citroen BX 16TRS 1.6 petrol

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 kilometres
Most recent distance295000 kilometres
Previous carSkoda 120L

Summary:

Nothing moves you like Citroen

Faults:

The following parts were replaced:

Hydraulic pump.

Main hydraulic pipes.

Gearbox.

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

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired77000 kilometres
Most recent distance109000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen BX

Summary:

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

Faults:

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.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews