1993 Citroen AX Reviews

1993 Citroen AX Dimension 3 door 1.1i petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.1i petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles

Summary:

Ideal first car, wouldn't have had it any other way

Faults:

The cambelt has pinged off once.

Replaced the battery once.

General Comments:

Brilliant little run around car.

However not suitable for dual carriageways or motorways; would be a great city car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th November, 2013

1993 Citroen AX GT 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired41000 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles

Summary:

Wicked car, but it's hard to find a good one

Faults:

Air conditioning fans stopped working at 46k.

CV joint fell apart at 48k.

Fuel filler neck rotted out at 48k.

Alternator broke at 50k.

Fuel gauge never worked.

General Comments:

This was my first car and it was great fun, a real pocket rocket.

It was the GT engine with the GTI body kit (only 500 made like this). Handled really well and acceleration was really good. Top end was meant to be 120mph, but I never took it over 90mph, as it started to feel a bit light and would drift a bit.

Really nice dash and interior, which just felt like sitting in a little race car.

The boot was big enough for a boxed 15" sub, but the back seats were quite small unless you were a hobbit.

The car was pretty good when I got it, but things slowly started to go wrong.

Air conditioners stopped working, but I never bothered to fix them.

CV joint fell apart and was a nightmare to get a new one as Citroen wanted £110, so I went to the scrappage yard where I found out that the AX's used 5 different CV joints in two years, and there was no pattern to which one your car would have.

Fuel filler neck rotted out, which was connected to the filler pipe in a one piece; a real pain to get sorted, but didn't cost much.

Alternator broke, but was only £30 for a new one.

Had to take it off the road as the rust got too bad on the sills and arches, and was going to fix it, but got sent to Iraq with the army, and when I got back it was just too far gone to fix.

Really really loved this car, and wish I still had one. Have been looking for a good one for a few years, but they are very few and far between. All seem to be rusting on the rear aches.

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

Review Date: 3rd August, 2009

1993 Citroen AX 1.1 First 1.1 from Norway

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres

Summary:

Fantastic simple trustworthy car

Faults:

Only one thing, the alternator, and that is a normal wear and tear part for any car. Got a nother from the scrappy and swapped it in under one hour. £40

General Comments:

I was in need of a car and I thought of the AX. At first I was a bit sceptic as it isn't a "cool" car, it appeared a bit "plasticy" and low on quality, but I decided to take a closer look, and I ended up buying it. I have not regretted it.

The engine was surprisingly quick and it is a really fun car to drive. Small enough to fit every parking space, sneak through queues and sideways to pass the toll line for driving in the city centre. The size combined with excellent aerodynamics makes it also a very economical car, using between 5 and 7 litres on 100 kilometres. The plastic details is just the same as in all other regular cars in its class and model of year, and it is also surprisingly comfy with good Citroen seats. Again, it also feels surprisingly spacious to ride in, at least in the front seats.

The only downside is that if you were to crash you would most probably die as this car is so small..

I love it, bought this car for 350£, has never turned me down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2007

1993 Citroen AX Echo 1.4D from UK and Ireland

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.4D Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

Exhaust after leak was discovered - cost £40 complete.

Dashboard bulbs - changed all, but one cost nothing. Got them off a scrap AX, and the same with the speedo cable.

Speedo cable broke during changing of the bulbs.

Front brake pads and handbrake cable.

General Comments:

This car has been in the family from new, and I will keep it until it dies, as it's such a good little car, which does 65-70 mpg and has never let me down. I've been up and down the country several times.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2007

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 27 reviews