1991 Citroen BX Cannes 1.4i from Netherlands


Comfortable and cheap!


Ignition failed, remains in sports mode sometimes, minor problems with the warning lights.

General Comments:

Unlike the general opinion this car has proven to be both comfortable and reliable in the long run. This car can be bought very cheap due to the undeserved bad reputation. Get a model after 1988, the revision is substantial.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2000

16th May 2001, 15:06

The Cannes model was a great succes in the Netherlands... One small mistake in this comment: the BX has the classic hydropneumatic suspension, this is superb but hasn't got a sports-setting. You must have mistaken the lowering of the car with sport-mode. But pay attention: don't drive your BX while you've set the suspension in the lowest position, this setting is only for loading heavy luggage and changing a tire, driving in this position will most certainly cause damage.

1991 Citroen BX Cannes 1.4i from Netherlands


As I have owned the car for about 2 months, nothing 'interesting' has gone wrong yet. The only little 'thing' was the front window sprayer (I hope you know what I mean). It was replaced free by my dealer (little operation).

General Comments:

Driving like a king with all the comfort I always wanted after having had a little Japanese car. I'm really satisfied so far. Let's see what happens at the first major service!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th May, 1999

17th May 2006, 11:00

I hope nothing serious goes wrong with your car. I think that I am cool in my bx because they are rare motors now.

Also what has happened to the car?

1991 Citroen BX Athena 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland


Faulty suspension valves.

High oil consumption.

Faulty suspension pipes.

Premature clutch failure.

Heavy clutch.

Jumps out of reverse.

Gearbox is starting to fail at 80K.

General Comments:

It's a nice car that would benefit from a VW engine and gearbox.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th February, 1998

3rd Oct 2001, 13:37

Your gearbox isn't failing. Remove the gear-lever cover. You will find a second cover inside the console (covering the hole through the cars bottom), it is ruptured and thus jamming the lever movement. Replace this cover and she will shift like new! All 16 and 19 (D) models start having this problem around 100.000km/60.000 miles...