Citroen BX Reviews from Sweden - Page 2 of 2

1989 Citroen BX RE14 1.4

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 kilometres
Most recent distance23540 kilometres
Previous carOpel Kadett

Summary:

Great to drive, not so great to look at

Faults:

I had to get one rust hole welded.

General Comments:

I was really a skeptic about Citroen. The reason I got it was that I crashed my Opel and needed another car fast. The BX had no rust to speak of, except one small hole in the left front wheel housing. It was really cheap and had a well documented service book, so I thought, well, why not give it a try.

So far I have not been disappointed. I can't imagine getting more car for the money. It handles extremely well on the highway with all the comfort that, at least, I require.

I do have a few remarks:

I can't seem to quite get along with the driver seat. I've heard that there are better seats on more exclusive variants of the BX, so I will try to get a hold of at least the driver seat.

It takes a little more gas than I had heard it would. My kadett (R.I.P) was better in that respect.

I'm still trying to convince myself that it isn't one of the ugliest cars I've ever seen.

Apart from this I'm afraid I'm starting to develop tender feelings to-wards this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2002

1987 Citroen BX 16 RS 1.6 90hp

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 90hp Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 kilometres
Most recent distance22000 kilometres

Summary:

A solid car you shouldn't be afraid to buy!

Faults:

Front spoiler (fixed), brakes, exhaust, the fan, electric problems.

General Comments:

A good standard car but our car has been driven 250 kilometers every day in a year with no service! And purchased for about 500 pounds so it's good quality! Outperforms new cars in both comfort and driving ability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2000

1988 Citroen BX 19 GTI 16v 1.9 16v

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.9 16v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 kilometres
Most recent distance24000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 945 Turbo

Summary:

One of the funniest cars around and cheap!

Faults:

Exhaust system and the catalyser had some problems, the brakes too but that's easy to fix. The brake lights are weather sensitive too.

General Comments:

An awesome car! Cheap, fun, people look at it like it is a Porsche, corners like a Porsche and accelerates like a rocket! But could do with a little more torque, but who cares. A true GTI car that outperforms most new cars!

BUY ONE, YOU WON'T BE SORRY I PROMISE!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2000

15th Feb 2001, 22:44

I had a G-reg (UK) BX19 GTi 4 wheel drive version. Definitely a nice car. Never seen another.

1987 Citroen BX RE 1.4

Year of manufacture1987
Engine and transmission 1.4
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Rust in hydraulic pipes, front suspension renovated, ignition lock.

General Comments:

Superb riding comfort, for a reasonable cost.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 1999

1987 Citroen BX 14 RE 1.4 carburettor

Year of manufacture1987
Engine and transmission 1.4 carburettor
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

Rusty hydraulic pipes.

Rear brake discs rusted.

Front hydraulic struts.

Handbrake wires.

General Comments:

A very nice car with outstanding comfort at a very nice price level. It runs cheap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 1999

1990 Citroen BX 14TRE 1.4 inj.

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 1.4 inj.
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

100.000-130.000 km: (when I have owned it)

Alternator, rear suspension bearings (it's common for them to wear out for a car which has been covering this distance, especially if it has a hook), window washer pump worn out.

Some rust, but no car can stand the climate here in Sweden anyway. Must cars don't wear out, they corrode away..

General Comments:

Cheap to buy and drive, fuel consumption is approx. 6.5litres/100km. I guess you can thank the weight (920kg) and the small engine (1.4 litres, 72bhp) for that.

The ability to raise the hydropneumatic suspension height is great when using it on bad roads where many cars would be stuck hanging on the grass in the middle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 1999

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 8 reviews