1991 Citroen AX Reviews - Page 7 of 11

1991 Citroen AX GT 500 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Mini

Summary:

A super little car, but if you're going to get one, find a good one!

Faults:

Exhaust manifold had corroded through.

I had an oil leak on the sump of the engine.

The driver side rear lights stopped working.

General Comments:

This car is a very quick little thing, I kept up with a Ford RS2000 down some country lanes all the way up to 90mph.

Lots of room for ICE to go in.

Excellent if you like to see peoples jaws drop when they see you can keep up with them!

Very easy to tune.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th April, 2001

1991 Citroen AX GT 1.4 carb from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 carb Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carCitroen AX

Summary:

Good ones are getting rare

Faults:

Wheels corroded.

Rear boot lock broken.

General Comments:

Very impressed - fast, reliable and different from the Nova's and Fiesta's.

A bit of a bone shaker, but bags of run. GET AN INDUCTION KIT.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2001

1991 Citroen AX GT 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance74000 miles

Summary:

A car with unmatched handling and acceleration

Faults:

Nothing major has gone wrong with the car so far (touch wood).

The long range driving lights are not water proof, and allow water to build up inside the lens. This unfortunately means a lot of condensation and corrosion within the light itself.

All four alloy wheels were badly corroded when I first bought the car, and will undoubtably corrode again in time. However, when polished and re-laquered, you'll be hard pushed to find a better looked set of alloys.

General Comments:

This is possibly the most fun on four wheels, that the average person could purchase...

Even fully loaded, you can throw the car into corners and be fully confident of coming out still on all four wheels.

The acceleration is outstanding, matching and beating most other roads cars in the same bracket (XR3i etc).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 2001

1991 Citroen AX TGE 1.1 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance65500 miles

Summary:

Wallet friendly thrills

Faults:

A bit heavy on the choke.

General Comments:

No faults yet, don't listen to these other moaning losers, the car is cheap, reliable, fun.

With the sports trim, alloys, and in metallic grey - a totally cool pimp wagon (for £925).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th March, 2001

1991 Citroen AX Memphis 1.1 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance91665 miles

Summary:

Fast

Faults:

Two front end prangs.

One shunt up the rear.

Broken into smashed glass.

Gear box (swapped for an AX sport one).

Usual wear and tear exhuast tires etc.

Clutch.

Suspension arm.

General Comments:

I cannot believe a 1124 AX like mine can pull 0-60 in around 8 seconds and does around 110MPH tops!!!

Now that's performance for a 1.1! - apart from the crashes (looks imaculate now bar one dent).

A good runner, only grout is its handling, they have a tendency to lean and as such leave the road.

But its performance gave me a run for my money!

The interior is nice with colour coded seats, but this only comes with the limited edition with colour coded dash - I dread to think how fast the GT version is.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2001

18th Mar 2001, 15:05

I had a 1.1i AX, and can't agree with your performance figures, unless you were driving down a steep hill. 0-60 was 10.5 seconds and 105 mph tops (which is still very good for 1124cc's).

27th Jun 2001, 07:44

My ass can a 1.1 AX do 0-60 in 8 seconds. I would seriously think about getting your speedometer checked out. A normal 1.1 AX will do 0-60 in about 13 seconds and that is pushing it hard.

28th Sep 2001, 08:03

I kind of believe that it was nearly that quick cos my mate has got a jive and he got 0-60 in 11 and that's only a 1litre! It also VERY MUCH depends on how good the driver is! but I still think 8 is a bit quick, I think it would be more like around 9secs! but that is still quick!

15th Jan 2002, 08:57

Sorry mate, but I don't think so! I've got a modded ax gt on a H plate, and that does 0-60 in bout 7.9 seconds, so I doubt ur 1.1 would have a chance of breaking the 9second mark!

Danny Brierley.

Ax's Rule Y2k2.

11th Sep 2002, 19:40

I have an AX Memphis and I'm afraid I have to AGREE with this guys figures. 0-60 in 8! No Problem. All you people with GT's will find that if you check with the manufacturer Memphis accelerates faster.

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