1995 Citroen ZX 1.9 turbo diesel


Good to drive and reliable


One new radiator.

Rev counter stopped working two years in.

General Comments:

Excellent runner, now 22 years old and still performing well. Re-exported to France three years ago, our local Citroen dealer is really good and helpful (in contrast to the dealership in the UK I bought it from). Fires first time even after three months in the garage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2017

1995 Citroen ZX Elation 1.9 N/A diesel


Just the job


Passenger seatbelt pretensioner fired without warning.

General Comments:

Very reliable, just passed MOT, 14 years old, 120000 miles! Smooth as silk.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2009

1995 Citroen ZX 1.4 petrol


Really really BAD


Engine failed and could not make compression. Engine had to be replaced at 47000 miles!!

Brake discs failed.

Brake calipers failed.

CV joints failed.

Gearbox terrible. Replaced.

Exhaust box failed.

General Comments:

For the love of God, DO NOT buy a ZX or a Citroen.

It really will cause you problems. The pity about old french cars is that they are made of very cheap materials. Give them 5 -10 years of wear, and when giving your car a service, bolts will shear and snap, and will cause you a large financial shock!

Get an old Golf. Wish I had.

Just had it scrapped.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th March, 2008

26th Jul 2008, 19:25

Not a good experience for you, but almost all ZX reviews are positive, as of the experience of a friend of us in Switzerland with his Xsara of over 10 years, my old neighbour who had 2 BXs.

Therefore your comment is based on emotion, and your bad experience with one lemon in a basket of oranges.

Get your cars checked by a pro before you buy.


1995 Citroen ZX Memphis 1.9 turbo diesel


Wolf dressed in sheep's clothing


Exhaust went.

Alternator belt needs replacing.

General Comments:

Pulls away fast thanks to the 1.9 turbo diesel. You really get pushed back when the turbo engages at 2000RPM.

Very economical, though the fuel gauge isn't always right.

Comfortable on short and long journeys, can carry 4 adults just fine.

Plenty of boot space; even more with seats folded down.

Being a Citroen, there are lots of spare parts and dealers who will fix the car.

Road tax in the UK is £180, because of the dirty engine, but this is offset against fuel savings; if you drive economically you can get great mileage, brilliant mileage on the motorway.

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

Review Date: 20th November, 2007

1995 Citroen ZX Memphis 1.9 turbo diesel


Outstanding budget motoring


Remote control central locking does not work.

Failing struts on tailgate - does not stay open when parked on a slope.

General Comments:

This is my first Citroen and I have to say I am quite delighted with it.

The economy is outstanding (57mpg average so far), yet the performance is more than adequate.

I was surprised to find that the driving position is quite comfortable, especially considering I am over 6 feet tall. My hair only just brushes the roof lining, which is unusual for me, especially in a car fitted with a sunroof! There is plenty of adjustment in the drivers seat, though the steering wheel would benefit from reach adjustment.

For a 12 year old car the sound quality and reception of the standard fit radio are really excellent - much better, even, than in a nearly new Peugeot 307 that I drive on occasion for work.

My only gripe is with the quality of the paintwork. It marks very easily (I managed to accidentally make a noticeable scratch with my fingernail) and fingerprints are impossible to remove, though can be polished over with wax. Also, the side panels are very thin and easily dented.

Overall, I am very pleased with this car. It feels surprising solid for a French car originating in the early 90's and has outstanding economy and decent performance. I am now a total convert to Citroen!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2007

1995 Citroen ZX Aura 1.8i Petrol 1.8


Very economical, reliable and comfortable


Bad squeak from water pump - replaced with reconditioned unit.

Bent left drive shaft - replaced with re-manufactured item.

Front discs & pads replaced.

Cam belts replaced at 90,000km.

Oil & filter changed every 10,000km.

General Comments:

Car manufactured about 1995 to export specifications & sent to Malaysia, but after prolonged storage shipped to New Zealand (1998) and sold as new (at a very good price). Subsequently brought to the UK in 2000.

Always serviced by myself or independent garage (for the 3 more major repairs).

Very comfortable and of reasonable power even for New Zealand's more rugged terrain.

Extremely reliable and never given any roadside trouble, especially considering the highish mileage, and minimal service work done. (First set of plugs not replaced until 140,000km.

Excellent sound system.

Quiet running.

Good handling.

Total servicing charges only £580 in 7 years.

Still on second set of tyres (but front ones will need changing again soon). The last set were 'economy' grade and have lasted much better than the original Michelin's.

Still getting around 7L/100km (or about 40MPG)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2005