As with any old car I did expect problems to pop up. So I don't think of my AX as being poorly manufactured or badly designed.
I still like the cars looks and size. The styling is quite angular and unique which will appeal too many people. Plenty of room for tall people, even in the rear.
My favorite feature would have to be the amount of space you can create inside. The back seat rests can be completely removed in seconds, as well as the back cushion. This proved extremely useful when I recently moved house and would be great for car booting or making trips to the skip.
The other best good point is that the car feels extremely nippy and quick off the mark for its engine size. This is probably due to the car being very light weight. Without meaning to I often find myself leaving everyone behind at light changes and the car still has some nice poke at high speeds (i.e 60mph+)
The cars interior is a little flimsy and plain, but is also very functional and well thought out. For example, the ashtray is located quite high up and in good view so it doesn't take much concentration to use. Comfort is OK, although the seats are a little too soft for my liking.
Some strange quirky things about the AX; (and possibly other Citroen's) Front doors cannot be locked unless you use a key or push the knob down from inside - Makes it quite tricky to lock yourself out! Boot hatch has no metal frame; The glass panel is joined directly to the car body. The choke control is on the far left of the heating/air controls - about as far away from the normal place as possible.
Performance is great but handling is a bit too light and tends to over-steer.
Overall the car has served its purpose for me as a cheap runabout until I could afford a much newer car. Reasonable insurance for new drivers and very economical.