2001 Citroen Saxo Furio 1.4
Best little old car I ever had that will soon gain in value!
The car never missed a beat for months, then it started flat-spotting a couple times a week, a real worry if trying to overtake - so I avoided that! Eventually found the ignition coil pack needed renewing. Biggest car parts company wanted £78 for the Haas part. eBay parts company wanted £36 for the same make part! The car is now totally smooth again.
Replaced the rear exhaust box with a standard Saxo one (lack of cash) and saved about £30. Looks a bit sad but performance is the same. Aim to replace whole system later, with the oval chrome pipe, as it should be.
Rear washwipe worked but never squirted water from buying the car, but it's not a worry or an MOT fail.
One rear radio speaker was crackily from car purchase and unfortunately won't be repaired whilst I own it... why? Because you need to remove most of the rear interior of the car to get at the speaker! Stupid design.
Tailgate central locking module never worked. Sourced a very similar £12 module for a 106 and it works fine!
N/S front wheel arch trim was missing. Sourced different colour from a scrappy, good amateur paint job totaling £19 and looks fab!
Bought car blindly on the big auction site for £260, without viewing! Didn't realise it had standard boy racer bits on it, until I went to collect it!
From the moment I drove it, it was fun, fun, fun! Had newish Chinese 185 sports tyres on the alloys and I've never had so much fun pulling away from new cars from Fiestas to BMWs in corners and on roundabouts! It out-corners just about all of them! A 50 year old boy racer he he!
Those tyres are a handful on a couple of pothole riddled roads I negotiate each day. Bad road edges really suck you in towards the verge, making me battle with the steering.
Brakes could be a little better, but are better than my old Corsa, so I learnt to brake earlier before.
The comfort level for this old small car is fairly good; you feel bumps but nothing really bad. Seats are adequate and driving the car is easy.
After-thought factory fitted alarm had never been used for 5 years before I bought the car, but I re-activated it and it works fine!
Engine had 98k on it, added another 6k of fun to it, and it's as good as ever!
Good on fuel, tyres and no loss of oil.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th March, 2018