1990 Citroen BX GTi 16v 1.9 16v from UK and Ireland
A high performance sports car with room for the family and their luggage
Clutch went after a week.
Window switch had to be replaced.
Had to change the ECU.
Other than the normal things: tyres etc, everything has been fine.
A very nice car. Fast as a fast thing, but I find you have to keep the revs up. Brakes that would put you through the windscreen. Sticks to the road like glue. Leaves a lot BMW drivers looking gob-smacked. Overall one of the best cars I've driven with amazing power, I would advise anyone with a budget looking for a sports car which can carry 5 people in the upmost of comfort to buy one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th April, 2000
27th Aug 2002, 08:18
Blockhead making previous comment obviously ain't driven one...136mph isn't for senile over 80 matey.
18th Jan 2003, 20:17
To the above poster.
Standard 150,000 mile cars will still do 135mph and accelerate 0-60 in 7.2 sec; that's faster than a BMW 328. Mine with a few mods will do 7000 RPM in 5th on the flat. That is 140mph true speed; any more and I hit the rev limiter.
21st Jan 2003, 09:30
Thanks, but no thanks, to dangerous driving these things above 60 MPH.
3rd Jun 2004, 15:00
I have owned 5 BX GTi 8v's in recent years, with no major problems with any of them, I now own a 16v, which has just recorded 0-60 in 7.6s & a standing 1/4 in 15.7s! The claim of 120mph top speed is less than I've had in my 8v's. The 16v's speedo goes up to 140mph, & I have had it off the top without even hitting the limiter.
None of the BX's have ever been prone to rust, and you'd be hard pressed to find one with any welding done. The "plastic" panels were to reduce weight, and the BX is still one of the most aerodynamic car around.
So, as mentioned before, you shouldn't quote on a car you know nothing about. No doubt you drive a Fiesta, and are just jealous of "real" cars.