1997 Citroen Saxo vsx 1.4i
A great car to drive... when it's working!
When I first got the car the power steering pump had broken and still hasn't been fixed.
At about 75000 miles the car started to cut out when at junctions and traffic lights. the head gasket and clutch also went at about the same time.
After replacing the above parts the car wouldn't move. I tracked the problem down and it turned out to be being caused by two broken wires on the sensor on the air intake manifold. After the wires were replaced he car ran smoothly and still does.
The sun roof leaks through the handle.
Alarm sounds for no reason.
Something has broken in the back suspension, but I can't be bothered fixing it because it makes the car look lowered.
Apart from the things that have gone wrong, this is a very nice car.
It's quick on take off and can keep up with the best of them.
She handles well even without the power steering.
The car seems to go through a lot of fuel, but that might just be my heavy right foot.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th April, 2005
20th Apr 2005, 17:14
It is 100% true. I had a 98 VTS, it was the best car on handling I have drove, but for every 2 weeks of driving it would spend 3 in a garage.
Problems I had :- power steering pump.
Engine fell out.
3 reconditioned gearboxes.
And many more.
Otherwise, very fast and good at handling. It's OK if you're a millionaire!!! After £1200 thrown away, I scrapped it.