1992 Citroen AX Reviews - Page 3 of 7

1992 Citroen AX GTi 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carCitroen AX GTI

Summary:

An excellent little pocket rocket!!

Faults:

1.) Started recently to leak in drivers foot well through heater system somewhere.

2.) Gearbox just starting to whir due to original gearbox.

3.) Front suspension replacement needed for performance shock absorbers.

4.) Electrical drain somewhere when using indicators, Headlights etc.

General Comments:

Any information about how to sort my problems with water and electrics would be very much appreciated contact nick on :07815 168713 I will ring you back!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2004

1992 Citroen AX GT 1.4 Twin Solex Carbs from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 Twin Solex Carbs Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carCitroen AX

Summary:

Quick, sporty, good looking car!

Faults:

Only a few traumas.

Carb went way out of tune, poor running problem just before twin choke kicks in. Rolling road cured, but still needs new distributor.

Windscreen washer jets don't function.

Stage 3 on the heater doesn't work.

Clunky gearing.

General Comments:

Great car generally. Absolutely love AX GTs. This is my second 1. These are my current modifications:

15" Raceline alloys on 45 profile tyres

Full Colourcoded smoothed bodykit

Peco Big Bore 2 back box

Cobra Bucket seats with 3 point harnesses

Lots of ICE

Pipercross Air filter with larger jets

Simoni Racing Steering wheel

Momo Chrome gearknob.

It really does look and go very well indeed. Impressive acceleration, top end is a little disappointing, but still you can't have everything.

Overall great car!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2003

1992 Citroen AX GTi from Bahamas

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired3200 kilometres
Most recent distance128500 kilometres
Previous carAlvis Speed 25

Summary:

A class of its own in every aspect!

Faults:

The car, despite its name for being just a bit unreliable, has never required anything more than scheduled servicing, except for a minor problem with a tiny hole in its refrigerator which was so easy to repair.

General Comments:

Its handling is superb, and its engine strong, fast and reliable. In its age, it was the best in its class, and that means too much.

It can also protect its passengers quite well for its size and age. I had the misfortune of a serious crash recently, when a Jeep rammed my car on the passenger's side with about 80 kilometers per hour, as the police said, and I was left with a broken right ankle and a great deal of pain for about two months until my foot cast came off just yesterday. I cannot walk properly yet, but this small sized car offered the best protection it could to me. The insurance totaled it out as expected. Thankfully, there was no passenger on the right though... Anyway now I am thinking of buying a new car, much larger and safer, probably the new Mercedes E Class or the BMW new 5 series. We all have to be careful when driving, since the red light the other driver crossed while speaking on his mobile phone could have cost a human life, and if I was more careful and had I cast a glimpse to his side, I could have avoided all this suffering for both me and the other driver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2003

25th May 2005, 13:44

Lovely except you don't talk about the car much, just your accident...

1992 Citroen AX 1.1i from Denmark

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.1i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen 2CV

Summary:

My best friend when it rains!

Faults:

I've had a lot of problems with the brake disks, but after having them changed a few times they are now working perfectly.

Right and left "front-arm" changed (the one who holds the front wheels).

The generator was changed at approx. 95000 km.

General Comments:

It may not be the most fancy or high-tech car in the world, but it runs smoothly and I haven't faced any major problems that couldn't be found in any other car at the age of 11!

And it has absolutely NO corrosion apart from small cracks and bumps here and there.

I believe that it is a good and rather swift little car, and it brings me safe and sound from A to B.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2003

28th Jul 2006, 13:13

I have an AX and would love to put a body kit in it, amongst other customisable parts, however I just bought it 6 months ago, and it's already 12 years old. Only 70,000 miles on it though. My problem is that I haven't got a clue how long it will last.

2nd Feb 2007, 16:39

I have a k-reg ax debut my first car and had nothing, but hassle with it the last 6 months, the biggest job was the matrix heater had to be replaced. I'm busy getting her modified its half way to been finished just the low profile front bumper to go on and then re-sprayed! I just hope she doesn't end up on the scrap heap before then!!

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