1989 Citroen BX Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1989 Citroen BX 16 TRi Break 1.6i from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 1.6i
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10

Faults:

Rear arm bearings at 200k.

Hydraulic return pipe broke on the highway at 140 km/h.

General Comments:

Great car. Has 105hp as standard, and is now up to 119hp.

Love this car. Will drive it for another 100 years if possible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 1999

1989 Citroen BX GTi 16v 1.9i 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 1.9i 16v petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Front anti-roll bar bushes.

Front ball joints (both).

Idle actuator faulty.

ABS wheel sensor.

General Comments:

This car is a stormer now, with head work, starchip, s/s exhaust, now puts out 220 bhp, for only 2000 pounds total!

0-60 is now 5.9seconds (tested at Bruntingthorpe proving grounds)

Really surprises Impreza Turbo owners!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 1999

13th Oct 2001, 12:27

5.9 sec? 220 hp?

ONLY headwork and starship and exhaust?

Sorry, that is impossible, and if it's true I'll take my words back and buy a 16 valve head for my 8v GTi BX!

1989 Citroen BX DTR Turbo Estate 1.7 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 1.7 turbo diesel
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

Hydraulic system very quirky, but parts available from independents at v. reasonable prices. Air in brakes, power steering ram failed, radiator failed, LHM pump failed.

General Comments:

THE most reliable engine. Never not been able to start the car. Fun to drive and really comfortable. Surprising performance, easily cruises at 90mph. Economy wonderful, preferrs long motorway drives rather than towns, but economical all the time. At 158,000 miles, car still has little rust and runs nicely.

AVOID dealerships like the plague, get work done at independent garages to avoid extortionate prices, and at least once was directly lied to by dealership because the car was "worn out".

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

Review Date: 17th January, 1999

25th May 2001, 03:13

Mine has got 430 000 km!

1989 Citroen BX 14 Leader 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10

Faults:

At 130,000 miles starter motor, ignition, alternator, coil, valves, but I cannot complain for its age and mileage.

General Comments:

Excellent car, good to drive. Would recommend one to anyone who wants a cheap, reliable, practical vehicle for everyday use.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 1998

18th Oct 2001, 09:07

I'm from Portugal and I have a BX too. Sorry, but I think that it is not a everyday car because I use a lot of petrol every day!

2nd May 2005, 07:51

Here in Italy we can easily put on the installation for fueling with the cheaper auto-gas: LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas: Propane + Butane) or Methane, and we march for long! (with Methane in the most brilliant way)

1989 Citroen BX RS Pilot 1.6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

Ignition lock wore out at 100K miles.

Suspension spheres replaced 103K.

Stalling on cold starts until carburettor adjusted.

High oil consumption.

Rattles & squeaks!

General Comments:

A well loved car, owned from new.

Exported to New Zealand with us...it's now an exotic foreign car!

Fun, comfortable family transport. No major problems, all is well at 110K miles.

Recently we considered getting a new car...but couldn't bear to part with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 1998

1989 Citroen BX GTi 1.9 8v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 1.9 8v petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Faults:

Valve stem oils seals at 95,000 miles;

Clutch cable at 98,000 miles;

Clutch assembly and clutch lever at 100,012 miles!

Alternator at 105,000 miles;

Handbrake cable at 106,000 miles;

Fuel pipes rusted through at 104,000 miles;

Front suspension spheres needed replaced at 100,000 miles;

Front suspension struts are creaking now and probably need replaced (107,000 miles).

General Comments:

Very fast, very comfortable, no body rust and still looks fresh. Reliabilty is becoming a problem now and dealer parts are not cheap although the main dealer is very helpful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 1998

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 15 reviews