1997 Citroen Saxo VTS 1.6 16v
Quickest car for the money without a doubt
Wheel arch liners detached.
Alarm interior sensors malfunctioned and still aren't working.
Uses a lot of oil, but this is apparently the case with high performance 16v engines. Keep an eye on it.
The car is wonderfully quick. I am a police driver and NOTHING the police have (at least in my force) would catch a well driven VTS around local roads, well apart from the helicopter!!
The handling is great in the dry, but slides a bit in the wet, you have to be careful.
Fuel economy is reasonable at around 30mpg when being used hard.
Spec. could be better. At least a leather steering wheel should have been included.
Also a lad on this survey stated that he had 124mph out of his with a K&N filter on. Mine, bog standard, after 1 year running in...135 MPH, and still another 1000rpm till the red line.
Obviously mine is now exactly 5 years old, and has done a lot of miles, but has not once let me down. Great car, I would have another without a second thought.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th May, 2002
24th Nov 2004, 08:32
If you were a police driver, then you wouldn't have driven at 135 mph.
19th Sep 2009, 18:25
This policeman may have done it on a track - how would you know?
21st Sep 2009, 06:14
I once spoke to a traffic cop who told me of his regular 170mph blasts on his R1 bike. I don't think the police are always as goody two shoes as they would have us believe.