1984 Citroen BX Reviews

1984 Citroen BX TRS 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carFord Cortina

Summary:

A different experience

Faults:

Rear brakes seized up.

Intermittent starting fault,never cured.

Electric window problem.

Starter motor had to be replaced.

Pedal box had to be repaired.

Ignition switch broke.

General Comments:

Very comfortable car, my children still miss it.

The suspension was no end of amusement, a doddle to drive throufg fords that left other cars stuck!

Indicator switchgear excellent, one swith on the console for left, & one for right.

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

Review Date: 14th August, 2004

1984 Citroen BX 16 TRS 1.6 petrol from portugal

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres

Summary:

Good to have if you're into car mechanics

Faults:

What went wrong with the car... almost everything!!!

From clutch, brakes, and exhaust to electric windows, and in particular the "hi tech" super nice suspension - never let me do a nice trip, not once!

General Comments:

Nice car, nice to drive, a little slow when accelerating, and high petrol intake.

Very comfortable, and excellent dynamic behaviour, a very safe car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd August, 2000

18th Jan 2007, 15:47

High fuel consumption in a carburettor fed BX can be due to removal of the temperature controlled air ducts that go to the air cleaner, or a faulty temperature controller where the ducts connect. The carburettor is set up to run best at 35C and can guzzle otherwise. Also give jets a clearing with compressed air.

1984 Citroen BX 150 A (petrol) from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 150 A (petrol) Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen BX 16 TRS

Summary:

One big surprise, the maximum for quality and disrespect

Faults:

1999 - Rear brake discs renewed (rusty).

2000 - New start motor.

The covering of the chairs is completely rotten. The bodywork has started to rust. The frame however is still almost free of rust. The motor sounds like a first world war aeroplane.

My wife feels it's embarrassing to show up with a car like this.

General Comments:

Bought three years ago for F 1000, (Euro 454). Sixteen years old now, just back from vacation in the south of France with my wife and the two kids, 2 and 4 years old.

Absolutely reliable, nobody wants a BX in the Netherlands nowadays because it's considered to be ugly.

Maximum car quality, and minimum social-status (and money!).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2000

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 3 reviews