1990 Citroen AX Reviews - Page 2 of 8

1990 Citroen AX 10 E 1L from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10

Summary:

Superb car for those with a small wallet i.e. students

Faults:

Bonnet corroded badly, but cost £5 for a reclaimed one.

Upholstery showing some where and tear.

Interior side handles need replacing as they have disintegrated.

Gearbox replaced at 80,000 miles.

General Comments:

The car itself is nippy from the start, but struggles at the top end.

The handling is superb, almost as light as a feather.

The manual choke can be a bit annoying and can use a lot of petrol, otherwise under normal running conditions fuel consumption is very low.

Insurance is shockingly cheap.

The car as a whole is easy to maintain and mine has suffered little engine trouble (it has not broken down within the three years I have had it)

Cosmetic defects are relatively cheap and easy to put right.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2003

1990 Citroen AX GT 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carCitroen AX

Summary:

Far too fast to be safe!!!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong so far..

Which is odd as it has 150'000 miles on it. Its been well looked after, but I'm waiting for bits to start dropping off it.

General Comments:

This is my second AX GT, my previous one was executed by a big van.

The Mileage is pretty high so I am planning on rebuilding the engine from my previous GT and using it in this one.

These cars are wonderful once they are running fine, they do tend to squeak & rattle, but this can usually be fixed by attacking these areas with a can of WD40.

I would recommend upgrading the brakes if you aren't fond of using the back of cars/walls/trees to stop.

What is with those huge Bottle holders in the doors? who has bottles that big?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2003

1990 Citroen AX 1.1 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Mini

Summary:

A reliable, nippy and cheap fun car

Faults:

Brake fluid line split.

Clutch went around 70,000 miles.

Key broke in ignition! (Was told this is a common fault!)

Exhaust.

Wheel bearings.

General Comments:

Although the list of faults sounds long, the clutch, exhaust and wheel bearings are standard problems on old cars.

The car performs consistently well and for a 1.1ltr is very fast, both off the mark and on the motorway however it does suffer when loaded with people.

It doesn't handle too bad, the steering can be a bit light sometimes.

It's comfortable for a small car and being a hatchback it's versatile - you can fold down the rear seats and exploit a reasonable amount of space in the rear of the car.

It's very cheap to run on petrol, the insurance is low and as long as you don't go to a Citroen dealer maintenance is not expensive.

I would definately recommend this car to any city dweller with a small budget.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th March, 2003

1990 Citroen AX GT 1.4 Twin Choke Webber from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 Twin Choke Webber Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75850 miles
Most recent distance99315 miles

Summary:

A cheap rare hot hatch that will live on

Faults:

I bought the car as a project so it did have a few problems. The previous owner had it standing for a year. The exhaust system didn't have the right fitments at the manifold, one of the calipers were held in with a Coach Bolt! and had a slight prang on the front panel (required new one)

I got everything I needed from another GT which I bought for £100.

General Comments:

This car is amazing. I had it lowered all round and put a full Janspeed exhaust system on it and a K&N Bolt on Filter, they make a lot of difference.

The interior is basic, but the seats are sporty and comfortable. The car as standard handled well, but since being dropped it's amazing, just don't go too low or it will handle like a boat! The car can have most things off the line and nova boys don't stand a chance!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2003

1990 Citroen AX 1.1 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Beetle

Summary:

A very fast car

Faults:

Blew up the Engine at 27,000 miles, put in 1360.

Rear wheel bearings need replacing.

Needs bonnet vent to feed cold air directly into carb, performs better when cold.

General Comments:

Very quick, beats RS Turbo's, Impretza's and most turbo'd cars.

Had so many modifications its the best AX GT you would ever drive. Reaches speed of up to 135mph! off the clock.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th December, 2002

8th Jan 2003, 18:39

What mods have you done to the engine, I have a tuned AX GT, but no way can it beat imprezas!!

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 39 reviews