1988 Citroen AX 10E 1.0 from UK and Ireland
A reliable, economical, enthusiastic, but flimsy runabout
Nothing really. The interior rattles like I don't know what, but it's only let me down once. Failed to start one morning and found the distributor cap to be soaked. Dried, started straight away and has continued to since.
Sadly it failed its MOT test for quite a lot of corrosion, rack gaiter and brake hose. Aside from the corrosion, these are silly things, but I'm loathed to part with it so it's being repaired.
Apart from drying the distributor cap the only thing I've done to it in the 8 months I've had it is fit a new set of brake shoes, and put petrol in it.
One owner from new and I knew the previous owner - had full service history and the only major work outside wear and tear items was a clutch - not bad for 20 years and 155000 miles!
Car was only bought as a second car for a runaround. I'd always liked older Citroens, but my wife had a brand new C3 and I'd need a year to tell you what went wrong with that piece of junk within the first six months of ownership. nearly put me off Citroens for life. I'd never buy a new Citroen put it that way.
But my little AX, I love it! It's generally slow, but it is quite enthusiastic in the town. 0-60 takes about a week, but up to 30 it can't be beaten! :-)
Fuel economy is brilliant.
Insurance is next to nothing.
Running costs in general have been next to nothing.
Full of lovely little Citroen quirks like the steering wheel.
Interior is really flimsy though - dashboard cracks if you breathe near it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 13th October, 2007