1998 Citroen Saxo X 1.1
It does exactly what it says on the tin!
Stepper motor went, I gather this is a problem with Saxos in general (???)
We also replaced the drive shaft, but this was due a problem with the wheel, which we then discovered was happening due to someone putting the wrong driveshaft into the car! DOH.
Fantastic little runaround!
Our's was bought as a second car for nipping about the town, down to do the shopping, etc.
It isn't the most comfortable of cars on long journeys, the road noise being the worst part in my opinion.
We had to replace the driveshaft, as the wrong one had been fitted to her. Also, the stepper motor went on the car, so we replaced this.
We do work ourselves to both our cars. The availability of parts is fantastic, and what's more, the fact that a Peugeot 106 is practically the same car makes it even cheaper and easier!
It cost us 51.00 for a new driveshaft (brand new) and 5.00 for a stepper motor (which came out of a 106 at the scrappies). It took us literally minutes to replace the stepper motor, and about 1 hr 20 minutes to do the driveshaft. That's another beauty of this little car, they are so simple and straightforward!
The performance of the car isn't bad at all, in fact I think she is really quite nippy (bearing in mind it is just a 1.1 and 9 years old!)
I would throughly recommend this car to anyone just wanting a cheap, reliable runaround. There are little creature comforts (ie no electric windows and very little on instrument panel in the way of telling you what is wrong, when you see a light it's usually bad news, etc), but then these little cars are built for a reason, to be economical, reliable and in my experience they do exactly what it says on the tin!! I would definitely recommend one to anyone in the market for a second car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd April, 2007