1988 Citroen AX Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1988 Citroen AX GT 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Nothing as yet...

General Comments:

I love this car, as I'm only 17 it feels seriously fast It canes my mates 1600 Orion! It eats XR2's, 205 1.6 GTI's and Nova GTE's for breakfast and if tuned to 130bhp and stripped out to the max, maybe a 306 GTI-6 for lunch!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2000

1988 Citroen AX 10 E Splash 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Brake master cylinder, suspension, major floor rust, bad earthing problems, rattles.

General Comments:

Not enough tuning parts available to warrant buying an AX to modify.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd December, 1998

1988 Citroen AX GT 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10

Faults:

Clutch *3, Replacement Trans and engine, usual things such as brake pads, lines etc.

General Comments:

I love these cars !

Don't expect it to stop too well on standard brake components. Interior can be a bit rattly as car gets older, this can be fixed with a small amount of effort. Quick to 60mph and great fun for throwing into corners. Not recommended if you spend all your time on the motorway at 90mph!

BTW the reason mines had so many expensive parts is because I drive it too hard, however second hand parts are dead cheap compared to some makes. Be warned if you want to put different alloys on, the wheels are three-stud fitting, this is quite rare. Pipercross aftermarket air filter recommended for making nice noises (and a bit quicker:), saves the need to replace the filter every service as well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 1998

1988 Citroen AX TRE 1.1 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
Engine and transmission 1.1
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

Everything! Brakes, electrical faults (Headlamp, Dash, Warning lights especially (still unable to be cured))

Clutch bearings, numerous tyre problems, Bent steering rack.

General Comments:

Brakes on this model are extremely poor, they either lock on or are not very effective, my garage have tried more times than I can remember to improve them. My overheating light seems to be stuck on and no one is able to make it work normally.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st February, 1998

1st May 2001, 15:57

I also had an 11 TRE but the brakes were one of the best things on that car. Something must have got wrong with yours.

1988 Citroen AX TXS 1.4 petrol (carb) from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol (carb)
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10

Faults:

Rust holes under rear footwells, Rear brake cylinder failure, Oil leak(camshaft oil seal), Driveshaft boot split.

General Comments:

48mpg on unleaded. Great value fun car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 1997

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 24 reviews