1990 Citroen AX 1.4 diesel from UK and Ireland
Diesel engine should never have gone into production
Everything, head gasket problems mainly.
Engine is a rubbish design. Just asking for problems - diesel with aluminium block and wet liners causing head gasket problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th August, 2000
31st Aug 2001, 13:39
I have a AX 1.4 TRD and I have the same problem with the head.
11th Jul 2005, 15:46
I'm from Italy. I have bought a car (if we can say it's a car) like this in the 96's and I have changed its engine two times. Actually it's seem to require a new engine every 60.000 Km; about one time every three years.
Nowadays I use it just for carrying my children to school and when I return at home the temtperature's light has became red.
I think that an engine like this should have been withdrew from the marked at the beginning.
16th Nov 2014, 15:46
I think that there are a couple of unlucky people here, as I had an AX 1.5D for 8 years and 102k miles with no problems whatsoever. Gave it to my younger brother - got him through college and another 8k miles, and at 15 years old and at 128k miles he sold it (cheeky!) to a mate for £120, still running great and doing 58 MPG!! The mate stuffed it into a wall inside 3 weeks and the little AX was sadly no more.
29th Feb 2016, 15:25
100,000 miles is about the max for the early 1.4 diesel - anything more is a bonus. People carp, but these were cheap cars, what do you expect?