1992 Citroen AX 10E 1.0 from UK and Ireland
Don't buy one - get a Clio
Cam belt went at 15,710 tearing engine to shreds. WHY ME??! - engine being rebuilt at the moment.
Has become very hard to start especially in the winter. New starter motor and spark plugs me thinks.
Fun to drive especially when only 1 or 2 in the car. anymore than that and the brakes become dangerous and forget getting up long hills on motorways and A roads at anything more than 35mph..
Needs a fifth gear..
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th March, 2006
18th Mar 2006, 16:46
15,000 miles is very low for a 15 year old car. The cam belt should be changed at specific ages if not at the specified mileage - I suspect yours wasn't, and was probably due it's third change.
As a general rule with old low mileage cars, they need a good de-coking session. Get it fully serviced then see how hard you can drive it for a week or so. That should sort out any problems not related to a weak battery or any real damage.