1995 Citroen AX Reviews - Page 6 of 6

1995 Citroen AX Forte 1.4i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4i Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired81815 miles
Most recent distance90050 miles

Summary:

Absolute pocket-rocket

Faults:

Various electrical faults including handbrake warning light, various panel bulbs and indicators all failing.

The heater matrix blew at 83000 miles filling the car with antifreeze in the process!

General Comments:

This car accelerates with the best of them and handles like a dream.

Bodywork, however, dents when somebody walks past it and for some reason the interior smells like a corpse.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2002

1995 Citroen AX 10 TRE 1.0 from Italy

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance36000 kilometres

Summary:

Economy... but very poor handling

General Comments:

I already had up to 15 cars and this was the worse ever! VERY POOR handling! I guess the only nice topic is the fuel economy... please try some other cars before purchasing this one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd December, 2000

1995 Citroen AX Debut 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired38793 miles
Most recent distance59654 miles

Summary:

Great first car

Faults:

No major problems at its 45,000 mile service.

New downpipe at 47,000 miles.

Last service at 54000 miles, required a new handbrake cable, discs and pads.

Apart from that the car has cost me bugger all over the past 1 1/2 years.

Also the headlights failed on me recently leaving me with only full beam (oncoming commuters were not amused). This however, was due to me driving through floods (also a lost wheel trim, front mudflaps & number plate, but hey it was fun).

General Comments:

Surprisingly quick for a 954cc. Sees 100+mph quite regularly. I am a young lad and I do drive this car quite hard yet I still see figures of 52mpg.

The main problem is comfort & size. I regularly carry 3 passengers in the rear and to say it is a bit cramped is an understatement. Now insurance is a bit friendlier, I have been saving for a Saxo VTS in April.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2000

1995 Citroen AX Spree 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 miles
Most recent distance40100 miles

Summary:

A great economical car although poor acceleration

Faults:

Nothing yet, but the first service is due soon.

The left hand speaker didn't work at first but was easily fixed at no cost.

Exhaust looks a bit rusty and the gear stick squeaks a bit.

General Comments:

Can go at a fair speed for an under 1 litre engine with only 4 gears. Very slow acceleration in 4th gear but improves in third gear if you can put up with the noise. Top speed I've done so far is 85mph.

Brakes aren't perfect as you need to add a lot of pressure.

Very economical and comfortable in the front but not in the back!

Ideal for a first car.

Capable of doing high speeds but takes a while to reach them.

Very high biting point on the clutch.

Very small boot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2000

1995 Citroen AX Elation 1.0i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0i Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired16 miles
Most recent distance38000 miles

Faults:

Loose handbrake, adjusted 3 times.

Warped front brake discs replaced twice, once under warranty, the second 18 months later.

Water leaking in under front passenger side carpet, noticed after the warranty had expired.

2 seals on the drive shaft failed during its 3rd year.

Drivers door lock cylinder fell off and was replaced under warranty.

General Comments:

On the whole a great little car if not a little under powered. It's a shame about the brake problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2000

1995 Citroen AX Dimension 1.0i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.0i petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10

Faults:

Nothing except a set of warped brake discs replaced under warranty by the dealer.

General Comments:

Excellent little car, economical, entertaining drive. A touch noisy, but fuel economy makes up for it. Very lively for a 950cc engine. 56 mpg highest figure, 54 mpg lowest. Used almost exclusively on motorways and dual carriageways.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 1999

1995 Citroen AX TGE 1.1 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.1
Performance marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10

Faults:

Speedometer cable incorrectly fitted at manufacture, 40,000 miles cable snapped.

New cable fitted, worked for 2 days then stopped. Speedometer workings had been damaged by old cable.

Dash bulbs blowing. Loud clock, electric windows failure due to short in rubber piping between door and car.

Clutch needs regular adjustment.

General Comments:

Driving position is too high giving you a stiff neck. Pedals are too close together causing you to press both brake and accelerator together.

Seats aren't supportive enough.

Sound setup is very poor.

Quite nippy though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th September, 1999

1995 Citroen AX Forte 1.1i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.1i petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

Alternator replaced under warranty.

A few niggly electrical problems.

General Comments:

A good compromise between performance and economy and fun to drive.

However, it feels flimsy, the brakes are pathetic and the bodywork dents just by looking at it too hard!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 1998

1995 Citroen AX Elation 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10

Faults:

Gear linkage replaced 21,000 miles.

Brake discs replaced 24,000miles.

General Comments:

Dealer informed brake discs "soft" when I queried short life ( same life as set of pads ? )

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 1998

1995 Citroen AX Elation 1.5 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.5 diesel
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10

Faults:

Cylinder head gasket leaked replaced FOC by dealer.

Second gear linkage worn causing it to jump out of 5th gear replaced FOC by dealer.

General Comments:

Cheap to run, 65 mpg at motorway speeds, comfy even for the longer journey, looks nice.

Buy one, they're good cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 1998

1995 Citroen AX Forte 1.1i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.1i petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

New Fuel ECU replaced 6 months out of warranty to cure fast idle speed (75% cost paid for by Citroen).

Sun-Roof seal misaligned. Interior heat vent dropped off.

Front discs replaced after 9k (under warranty).

General Comments:

Rubbish brakes (despite new pads).

Good, fun, economical car, surprisingly quick for a 1.1 litre!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 1997

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 31 reviews