1989 Citroen AX Reviews - Page 6 of 6

1989 Citroen AX GT 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

High mileage problems (106k on original running gear). Brake master cylinder, blocked carb (cos of K&N filter), tappet clearence, cam cover seal.

I have uprated the exhaust, suspension, sound system, interior, brakes and wheels/tyres for aftermarket items. Makes all the difference.

General Comments:

Fantastic car, quick, agile, good looking and insurance friendly. Has all the bits as standard. Always starts 1st time. Brakes are shocking, uprate them before anything else, or you may have a close encounter with a wall! Highly recommended 4 people looking 4 cheaper alternative to turbo cars etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 1999

1989 Citroen AX GT 1.4 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 1.4 turbo petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

Blown the Turbo.

General Comments:

Nice car, seriously fast, want more power.

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

Review Date: 17th January, 1999

29th May 2001, 13:41

Yes, what turbo, if you've fitted a turbo let us know cause the AX GT was NOT fitted with a turbo...

Dan.

1989 Citroen AX GT 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10

Faults:

Having upgraded engine, ie Kent Cam, Gas Flowed/Ported Head, Janspeed etc. car was too fast, quicker than RS Turbo's. Lowered suspension but car too flimsy. Something always goes wrong: Warped head, suspension mounts, clutch, radiator, fan.. the list is endless.

General Comments:

Never tune a car - especially an AX.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd September, 1998

22nd Jan 2001, 11:35

Tuning a car is not the problem. I drive an Uno Turbo running at 170bhp, and it goes fine.

Unfortunately AX's, being the flimsy things they are, simply cannot handle big power increases, as my mate found out when he lost it and ploughed straight into a tree (doh!).

1989 Citroen AX GT 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Head Gasket blew, dash lights blow every 6 months, HT leads replaced, alloys heavily corroded.

General Comments:

A wicked car to drive (quick for a 1.4 and handles well). It's just not very good to own. The body is so thin it dents in a slight breeze, and the interior is very rattly. Expensive parts compared with Ford/Vauxhall.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

1989 Citroen AX TRD 1.4 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 1.4 diesel
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

The most economic car in the world.

Very good accommodation.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 1998

1989 Citroen AX GT 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Small electic problems, nothing major.

General Comments:

I love this car.

Small sporty, very comfortable, and I like the bottle holders.

Shame about the insurance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd February, 1998

1989 Citroen AX TGE 1.1 petrol (carb) from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol (carb)
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10

Faults:

New clutch, clutch linkage, Carb fault and Battery.

General Comments:

Suspension too soft. Brakes awful.

OK as a town car only. Cost more in parts than my BMW!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd August, 1997

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 34 reviews