1998 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6i 8v from UK and Ireland
Fantastic looking little car, well worth the money, great performance, trendy image
Apparent "misfire" at high speeds attributed to a faulty oxygen sensor or lambda probe. Citroen dealer has failed to rectify sufficiently even after an O2 sensor replacement.
Sudden power steering failure at 42000.
Sheared wheel nuts, required replacement of the hub.
Flashing airbag light caused by a bad connection beneath the passenger seat.
Leak in the sunroof seal.
Rattly front windows when half way down.
Slight veer to left on heavy braking.
Noisy tappets when cold.
Standard "whine" on acceleration in 3rd gear is annoying.
I bought my VTR second hand in 2000. I have been extremely pleased with the vehicle.
Things which have gone wrong are somewhat niggly and incompetent dealerships who, in my opinion, don't actually know what they are doing sometimes, and don't fill me with confidence.
The car is very quick and will easily beat an 8v Golf GTi.
My VTR is lowered 35mm and handles like a dream. I also have a K&N air filter and combined with a PECO Boxer back box sounds awesome, not tacky.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th October, 2001