1997 Citroen AX Dimension 994cc petrol from UK and Ireland
Cheap insurance, Cheap car to run
Air filter had never been changed by the previous owner, and was over 3years old! This severely hampered performance, but was inexpensive and easy to change.
Plastic feeder hose for the rear washer jet split, causing my rear passengers to get soaked every time I washed the rear screen, this was cheap to replace, but wasn't easy and took a lot of time.
The car is quite nippy right through the gearbox, but the top end speed is poor.
Nice looking, GT-Spoiler and body colored bumpers add style.
Seats are a bit soft, and are OK on short journeys. But on longer distances they become rather uncomfortable.
The car was involved in several minor accidents. I found the parts to be reasonably cheap and extremely easy to fit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th March, 2003
21st May 2003, 12:39
I would disagree with the seat "problem" I think the seats are brilliant really comfortable.
8th May 2004, 05:14
I think the top end speed is good I don't no how you can complain about doing 110mph in a 1.1 when most do about 90mph.
17th Jun 2004, 14:42
I am a 17 year old girl and the Citroen Ax is my first car. There were a few little things that needed amending such as a few bumps and bruises, but nothing major. The car is fantastic and just adequate for my needs. The fuel consumption is great and hardly ever needs filling up. This type of car is great and is ideal for my first car. Definitely a good buy!!!
2nd Sep 2004, 17:11
Its the most comfortable seats, what is the guy on about?
I have a black AX forte and to be honest for what it is there isn't anything I dislike about it.
18th Oct 2004, 04:58
I have just bought an AX (1994) and was truly surprised at the comfort of the seats - excellent. In my opinion, they are unusually comfortable for today's cars. I also find it quiet, very nippy if required, and economical.
4th Mar 2005, 15:32
OK, Sorry guys & gals. I was wrong. My seats were obviously just abused by the previous owner.
I must admit, my friends seats in his 1989 G-reg AX are more comfortable than mine ever were.
6th Apr 2005, 14:34
Agree with your review (except the seat thing!), and my AX has the same thing with the rear window.
I have never bothered to get it fixed though, as you said it looks quite a pain to do.
3rd Nov 2008, 11:54
There was no 994 cc AX I'm afraid. It was a 958cc TU9 engine.
The same as used in the 205, 106 and Saxo. It performs best however in the lightweight AX.
16th Jul 2013, 20:34
That's weird, 994cc was listed on the V5 document.