1993 Citroen AX Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1993 Citroen AX Debut 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles

Summary:

An economical run around

Faults:

Driver's seatbelt sticking - needed WD40.

Alternator was replaced after 4 weeks since buying the car!

General Comments:

Very very economical!

Not as slow as I thought it would be for a 1.0.

Boot not very big.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 2002

20th Jan 2002, 11:40

Is this a silly question? Does the AX Debut run on leaded or unleaded petrol? If only on leaded, is it possible to convert to unleaded?

1993 Citroen AX Highlight 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles
Previous carNissan Micra

Summary:

A pocket rocket

Faults:

Boot catch broke which was my fault.

One of the headlights needed replacing.

General Comments:

It is very quick, and can cope with motorway speeds well.

However the 4 speed gearbox is not too good and is not too comfortable.

All in all great car and would definitely buy another citroen.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2002

1993 Citroen AX Echo 1.1 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carCitroen AX

Summary:

A stunner at the right price

Faults:

The exhaust needed replacing, but that is normal.

The clutch got replaced, because the engine had to be removed to fix something else. Can't remember what it was now.

A few other things costing about a £1000 in total.

The gearbox has always been very sticky when hot, making changes difficult.

Hate having a choke on this age of car.

General Comments:

This car is great to look at.

It is quick because it's very light.

It's never broken down when I've been driving it, although my sister has called the AA before, but she doesn't understand the choke.

The seats are very comfortable, and it has a large boot.

Looks nice and modern inside.

Very cheap car to run.

Look at auctions for them. Mine came from a main dealer straight to the auction with full service history.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2001

1993 Citroen AX Neon 1.0 injection from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.0 injection Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles

Summary:

A cheap run around

Faults:

Exhaust was blowing at around 30000 miles and needed a new back box.

General Comments:

The car is underpowered and struggles up hills.

There isn't much rear leg room.

The car's handling is quick and responsive.

The car uses very little juice, doing around 50 MPG.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2001

1993 Citroen AX 11 TRE 1.1 from Spain

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance62000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 340

Summary:

A piece of trash! Although it is very cheap...

Faults:

Many things!

Gear box is a total crap.

The brake system is amazingly bad.

The car chassis is so fragile that you'll be afraid to pass over a medium road hole.

The electronics are a nightmare!

PROBLEMS AFTER PROBLEMS!

General Comments:

This car is a piece of trash! Awful handling! Only the engine can be excluded from these statements. Please don't try to go fast with this piece of poor metal. My advice: try another car, and do not spend your money on a Citroen AX.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd December, 2000

11th Aug 2002, 16:51

Why? Please explain your point of view or it's pointless.

1993 Citroen AX GTi 1.4 petrol from Austria

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen AX GT

Summary:

A cheap fun car with really good performance and bad reliability

Faults:

1. Brake discs and pads at 35,000km.

2. Several repairs of the engine wiring harness - intermittent fault in all cases - really a long time was necessary for troubleshooting - some cables were found to be corroded internally.

3. Engine air intake temperature sensor faulty.

4. Engine coolant temperature sensor faulty - delivers signal to the engine control unit.

5. 2nd engine coolant temperature sensor faulty - delivers signal to the coolant temperature indicator in the instrument panel.

6. Cylinder head gasket and valve stem oil seals replaced - now the engine has no oil consumption.

7. Cooling hose between the radiator and thermostat housing damaged - marten??

8. Seized front brake calliper.

9. New bulbs in the instrument panel.

General Comments:

The list of things that have gone wrong is really long and spare parts are too expensive, but most repairs and servicing I made myself - that prevents me becoming poor.

A really funny car - it allows you to drive like a go-kart.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2000

3rd Aug 2009, 14:56

So so true. It is like driving a go-kart!!! Wicked car.

1993 Citroen AX Echo 1.1i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.1i Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 miles
Most recent distance103500 miles

Summary:

Could burn a 1.4SR Nova no problem :)

Faults:

Rear brake cylinders leaked, needed replacing with expensive parts.

Clutch went at 100,000.

General Comments:

Notchy gearbox.

Not good for top end speed as when I was forced into the kerb, the tyre blew and the car rolled over.

End of a wonderful AX that I had serviced the same morning!

Chris_sri@yahoo.com

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2000

1993 Citroen AX Debut 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired70527 miles
Most recent distance73500 miles
Previous car- -

Summary:

A low performance bargain, GREAT first car!

Faults:

So far, I've needed to replace the clutch and the clamps on the headlamps, but that's it over 72K!!!

General Comments:

Great car, runs well and costs nothing in running costs. I used £10 of fuel to travel 130+ miles!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2000

1993 Citroen AX Image 1.1i from Slovenia

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.1i
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

I haven't had any problems with this car yet.

General Comments:

I think that this is the best car you can get for the money. I have had it for 6 years now and nothing has gone wrong yet so I will drive it for the next 6 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 1999

1993 Citroen AX Attraction 1.1i 60bhp from Denmark

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.1i 60bhp
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10

Faults:

The front brake discs are too fragile. They last for only app. 10000kms.

Engine has "hiccups" but no mechanics are able to figure out why.

Many minor faults.

General Comments:

Good car when trouble free. Too many annoying faults. However this is a cheap car so that is to be expected.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th February, 1999

17th Dec 2000, 10:22

My '94 AX 1.1 also had those "hiccups" you told us about, and the mechanics couldn't find out what was it either...

18th Jul 2001, 20:35

It's not well received in Malaysia as it is branded under the name Proton Tiara (1.1GL). Lots of engine problems mostly and costly spare parts and difficulties in getting spare parts caused Proton to discontinue the model after several years from it's launch.

Also the resale value is very poor; The car worth RM 32K when new, now a 1995 model is worth RM 16,500 in Malaysia.

9th Dec 2001, 09:33

I had a 1989 F reg AX 1.1RE, and it also hiccuped. It was never cured and I got so annoyed driving it that it got sold after less than a year of having it.

1993 Citroen AX Echo 1.1 injection petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.1 injection petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

ECU wiring loom failure. Rust around sunroof. Gearbox oil leak (driveshaft seal). Rear dampers leak.

General Comments:

Good reliable car, good handling, easy to drive.

Poor build quality, flimsy bodywork (it's French what do you expect!).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 1997

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