1992 Citroen AX Reviews - Page 4 of 7

1992 Citroen AX GT 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Nova

Summary:

A cheap and fun pocket rocket

Faults:

Clutch cable went.

Drivers caliper is sticking slightly.

General Comments:

My car started life as a 1 litre. however I soon got bored with its frankly awful performance and carried out a proper engine and gearbox swap. The result is a very nippy little car. The fact it is so light means that it will beat bigger cars with much larger engines.

Standard styling was poor, however the GT can look quite nice, its nicely different from the average Saxo or Nova, and doesn't have a bad-boy reputation. Plus the car is a bit of a wolf in sheep's clothing, I have given many people a very nasty shock at the lights!

General build quality isn't too bad, so far the car has been reliable although the bodywork is very thin and the brakes are nothing special. The GT seats are quite comfortable, but the driving position is poor and the car is very noisy.

Handling is superb, even without modern luxuries such as power steering it is still very responsive and easy to control.

Special mention must go to the fuel economy, which even when driven hard is superb. Combine this with cheap parts and easy d.i.y maintenance, and you have a car that won't break the bank.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th January, 2003

8th Nov 2003, 06:06

Your car sounds great,

I've got a 1.1i which is pretty nippy and I'm looking to get GT bumpers and arches, the only problem is that the rear arches are those annoying flat ones.

Don't suppose you know how to get GT plastic arches on? I thought you must have done as youve changed your car a lot and the 1 litre models have these arches too... hope you can help me.

BOB :D

phat_bastard_17@hotmail.com.

15th Jan 2005, 15:52

You need an angle grinder on the job mate.

1992 Citroen AX TGE 1.0 petrol from Belgium

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired109000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres

Summary:

Crap

Faults:

Battery.

Brakes.

Dashboard lights.

Starting problems.

Gearbox didn't get in reverse anymore.

Clutch.

Locks broke.

Faulty fuel gauge.

General Comments:

Acceleration is not bad for such a little engine, but it lacks top speed.

The tires lack grip, especially in the wet. In sharp corners I hear strange sounds. Handling isn't good.

The bodywork is very thin so dents and scratches are the result.

It only has 4 gears and the gearbox is noisy.

I give one piece of advise: Never buy an AX!

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Review Date: 22nd January, 2003

1992 Citroen AX GT 1.4 twin carbs from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 twin carbs Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Cheap and extremely cheerful!

Faults:

Rattling noise coming from the engine bay (sounds like the heat shield)

Central locking has a paddy every so often whilst driving. Driver seat sometimes won't lock into place on one side. Water leak in back of the car. Rust under rear window ledge. Rattly build inside when driving along.

General Comments:

When I first bought this car I was not sure whether I had made the right choice, but after the first night of driving it, it totally changed my opinion. How fast this car is, for what it is really scared me! It goes round corners superbly, the amount of grip you get from the standard "165" wheels is quite amazing amazingly fun to drive and a nice car to look at. The standard exhaust sounds meaty along with the engine, as soon as it hits 4000RPM and above your flying and the sound that comes from it is quite beautiful. And what wraps it up for me is the very good MPG. I am thinking about getting some new alloys to make it look sweet and was wandering if anyone had any advice on what size and suspension change/adjustment would be needed. I've read that the AX has 3 bolt alloys which makes buying difficult. Any suggestions? Cheers.

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Review Date: 21st November, 2002

12th Feb 2003, 14:02

AEZ have some 3 stud alloys mate if that helps.

15th Mar 2003, 09:38

Raceline rls. 15" £450 for a set with tyres. lowering springs and torsion bar lowered one spline on the back. looks great.

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