1993 Citroen BX Reviews

1993 Citroen BX TXD 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 miles
Most recent distance175000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 309

Summary:

Comfortable, economical and reliable

Faults:

Clutch cable snapped.

Accelerator pedal broke.

Leak of rain water into driver's foot-well.

General Comments:

I still enjoy driving this car.

The interior is still in great condition and the sports seats are still comfortable.

I have stayed away from the 'main dealers' as there are many independent specialist about who will do a good job for a fair price.

Very little has gone wrong with this car. Maybe because it has been looked after and serviced properly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2004

1993 Citroen BX 16V 1.9i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9i Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired104000 miles
Most recent distance111000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Cavalier

Summary:

Great fun in a family saloon package

Faults:

Rear swinging arm bearings,

Small hydraulic leak,

Blocked sunroof drain pipes.

Previous owner had had the clutch replaced shortly before I bought it.

General Comments:

These cars are very cheap now and great value.

They are amazingly fast for a 1.9 litre family saloon, Auto-car magazine tested one to 132mph.

I usually get over 30mpg.

Great fun to drive, and still room for a family and holiday luggage.

Very comfortable, but a bit tiring on a long motorway trip because of noise at high motorway speeds.

Build quality is not impressive, lots of interior plastic, but no rust problems unlike the original style BX.

Good maintenance is essential.

There is a lot of junk around though, so buy with care.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 2003

1993 Citroen BX 16 Valve from Chile

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance99000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen AX

Summary:

High performance / Low cost

Faults:

I've had some problems with some hydraulic components.

Parts are expensive.

General Comments:

Very quick car. It has a lot of features for a low price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2003

1993 Citroen BX 16v 1.9 16v from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.9 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Hiace

Summary:

Groovy *and* fun!

Faults:

Intermittent tachometer.

Clutch cable.

Accelerator cable.

Flow distribution valve oil leak.

Water pump leak.

Nothing out of the ordinary, really. Normal service stuff like spheres, cam belt, tyres etc etc.

General Comments:

Sensational performance and a real head-turner in a country where Citroens are "funny french cars". Also very frugal on unleaded on long trips. About 800-900km to a tank - but the trick is not to play at being Mr Lead-foot, because then it drinks like a fish.

Bit of a question mark over the interior plastics durability this close to the hole in the ozone layer, but time will tell.

Some parts in Australia are expensive, others ludicrously cheap. Citroen expertise at dealers and garages is minimal. It pays to get yourself a manual and learn the beasty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th March, 2001

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 4 reviews