Citroen AX Reviews from Switzerland

1995 Citroen AX Tonic 1.1E

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.1E Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired137000 kilometres
Most recent distance152000 kilometres
Previous carToyota MR2

Summary:

Cheap and reliable

Faults:

Speedometer stopped working whilst driving the car back from Switzerland in one go. 22 hours of fun!

Horn gave up the ghost!

Stereo (after market) bad connection on the rear connector... not a problem.

General Comments:

Very good economy.

Reasonable handling except braking at high speed.

Unusual driving position.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th May, 2005

1988 Citroen AX 14 TZS 1.4 petrol (carburettor)

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol (carburettor) Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired102000 kilometres
Most recent distance132000 kilometres

Summary:

Practical and fun to drive

Faults:

Front suspension became worn out after about 115000 km, although some bearings were already replaced.

Front brake discs became warped quite quickly.

Radiator started leaking (could be fixed with a sealing fluid).

Due to poor build quality, there was a lot of rattling, and many broken plastic pieces.

Driver's seat was completely worn out (not only the cushions, the frame as well). And I'm no heavyweight, neither is the previous owner.

General Comments:

In many places, the car is built too light, and assembled poorly.

Otherwise, it's a very cheap-to-run car that provides a lot of fun.

Its go-kart-like roadholding makes it fun to drive.

The seats are not made for long travel, and back legroom is quite restricted.

The boot is very practical, versatile and amazingly large for such a small car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2002

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews