1992 Citroen AX Reviews - Page 2 of 7

1992 Citroen AX GT 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 miles

Summary:

Pure adrenalin rush every time I get in the car

Faults:

The only problems I have had with the car has been faulty HT leads and dirty plugs which can expected for a 13 year old car.

The little Citroen can be a trouble to start in the morning when it's cold because it's fuelled by a carb not an injector.

General Comments:

I have recently bought this gem of a car for £400 and found it to be a very comfortable and economic drive, great handling and sporty looks makes this a real head turner, a real pocket rocket shoots up to 60 in 8.5 seconds which is amazing seeing it's only a 1.4.

Great on country roads through the twisties the only main concern is the brakes, they don't stop you! break well in advance other than that it's a lovely hot hatch to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2005

1992 Citroen AX GTi 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance103000 miles
Previous carCitroen 2CV

Summary:

Too few made to have good reviews

Faults:

Head gasket blew when 6 months old, but Citroen paid.

General Comments:

Just after a year it was involved it a rear crash, the car behind was written off, the ax just sufferred from boot floor rippling. The police said well done AX, seats were excellent against injury.

In 12 years it has been excellent know to us as the "scared rabbit" because of its excellent turning at speed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2005

1992 Citroen AX Sunfire 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles
Previous carCitroen AX

Summary:

Cheap little pocket rocket

Faults:

The most common thing to go wrong with my AX has to be the constant velocity boot (CVBoot) which causes a terrible knocking sound when you turn a corner. that is about every 1000 miles now.

Seats have started to become lose in their fixings to the floor.

General Comments:

This car is still very reliable and it won't let you down. The car is very easy to park, and all around visibility is very good.

Although my AX is a 1.0 liter she is still very fast, but they cannot hold their speed or go any faster at around 80mph because of the limited 4 gears.

I am very impressed with the Citroen AX and I would not say no to having another. The AX is not a bad looking car at all. very tidy and tough looking.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2004

1992 Citroen AX Debut 1 litre petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1 litre petrol Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Type II

Summary:

Lots of pleasant surprises, good handling, lively engine, and more spacious than most

Faults:

I was given the car with an engine overheating fault, and no cabin heating.

Drivers seat was creaking and broken (no longer attached to the floor).

No dash/instrument/heater control lights.

Manual choke cable was missing.

General Comments:

I spent a day sorting out the coolant problems - the radiator was badly silted, and after reverse flushing, I kept getting airlocks in the system. Eventually bled it all, and have had no such problems since.

I took out the drivers seat, and it was welded by a local independent garage for a tenner.

The dash lights were a pain - not enough room to get your hands in to do the work, and a lot of car to take to pieces.

Choke cable was a 15 minute job, the parts were cheap, and delivered next day direct from the main dealer.

For such a small (950cc) engine, the car was surprisingly lively. Top gear allowed sensible motorway cruising speeds, without an enormous excess of noise, and only slight reduction of speed on the hills, though I never had more than 2 people in the car at any one time except around town - I dread to think what it would be like fully loaded!

The basic interior (this is the bottom end model) was actually very comfortable - the seats have no tilt adjustment at all, but were comfortable even on quite long runs.

I was also impressed by the fact that despite having owned a number of small runaround cars over the last few years, the AX was the ONLY one that would take all three of my under fives in the back, in their car seats. The Polo MK II is about 2 inches too narrow - in the AX they all just fitted in - a major bonus, as this car delivered 40mpg around town, and 50 on a long run.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2004

24th May 2006, 05:15

I've driven my AX on long runs fully loaded (and I mean FULLY loaded! Back seat down and front passenger seat and floor space filled too), and it's surprising how well it handles - no lurching corners or bouncing suspension, just requires one or two more gear changes for hills. After all that weight it still gives great mpg, hardly noticeably different to unloaded.

I'm currently having a hell of a job getting the correct speedo cable though, two I've tried have been too short and the alternate bulkhead hole they suggest using is already fully occupied with heating pipes. This is ongoing with the Citroen dealer, though I may end up getting one from a scrap yard if they can't come up with a solution.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 30 reviews