1997 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6 from UK and Ireland
Cheap to run, but unreliable
The steering rack needed replacing, the car has needed 2 new exhaust pipes, the horn has broken, the clutch squeeks, the sunroof leaks, the tappets rattle, the radiator blew, it leaked oil and the CV joint needed replacing. the car has a full service histroy to the manufacturers schedule.
Nice car looks wise, cheap insurance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 6th August, 2002
22nd Nov 2002, 11:30
My saxo has come across several problems during its time with me, a new clutch needed, water leaking through the roof, brake discs and pads wear out every 10,000 miles, and in general terrible build quality. The dealerships are even worse, and would strongly advise not buying one of these micro-machines.
8th Apr 2003, 06:56
Cheers for the comments boys. I was thinking about buying one of these in a couple of months time, but there seems to be a few too many of the reviews on here that pan the build quality and reliability, which, as I intend to keep the car for a few years and I do a high mileage, is no good to me. Looks likes it's onto plan 2, and a Vaux Astra.
5th Oct 2003, 15:41
I bought my Saxo on August 1996. On January 1997 I had an accident - I was almost killed.
The car's structure is very weak, and if something goes wrong, the possibilities of surviving are nil. The reason for the accident was the broken hydraulic steering wheel. The car was only 4 months old!!!