1998 Citroen Saxo Reviews - Page 15 of 19

1998 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6i petrol Don't Know
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired34000 miles
Most recent distance34200 miles
Previous carVauxhall Corsa

Summary:

VTR - a chuckable charger!!!

Faults:

Only had this car for two days but already found...

1. The seats don't lock properly once adjusted.

2. Tyres occasionally rub on the arches (or something else) when turning near or full lock...

3. Engine fan comes on too regularly ! Is this normal?

4. Brakes are somewhat poor, but suspect my discs are a bit corroded after sitting out in dealers yard for too long.. maybe the new brake pads need to settle in??

General Comments:

The handling is awesome...

This bad boy was built to be chucked into corners and terrorize B roads!

The steering is incredibly responsive and inspires confidence..

Acceleration is fairly good but requires higher revving on occasion.

The acquisition of a VTS is imminent!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2001

1998 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 miles
Most recent distance34100 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

High performance, low insurance!!!

Faults:

Only had the car for 6 weeks, but have had a one or two problems.

Overheated when I was driving home from the dealer, no coolant whatsoever when I checked it!!! Apparently it had just had a major service?? Found that there was a small leak, have had to top-up twice since.

Power steering was making a strange noise, topped up the fluid but still makes a little noise, getting it checked out.

General Comments:

Like most of the VTR comments, I have to agree it handles so well.

Insurance group 7!! Brilliant.

Very nippy in and around the city.

Silver looks the business!!

A little disappointed with the lack of extras... no glove box light... no electric mirrors etc.

All in all, a big thumbs up!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2001

1998 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 1.6i Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance54250 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 205

Summary:

Reasonable priced little car, not so much go though

Faults:

Sun roof seal leaking.

Early ignition diagnostic problems.

Poor paint finish in places.

General Comments:

Not a bad little car. Not so sure about the performance as I ride a big bore motorcycle and only a super car can match that kind of go!

Quite nice handling, but can't be pushed too hard in the wrong conditions.

Not happy with the paint finish, especially on the plastic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd March, 2001

24th Jul 2001, 06:42

How were your ignition problems solved?

I have a 106 Rallye that nobody seems capable of fixing, so any suggestions would be gratefully received.

1998 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6 8v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 8v petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

A high performance bargain!!!

Faults:

1. The fog lights cloud up.

2. The interior light leaks water sometimes from the seal of the aerial.

General Comments:

A superb car, for a 18 year old lad, there's not much quicker you can get for the money. The handling is fantastic and agile. In all, I love it!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2001

3rd Mar 2001, 18:30

Bet it's not as quick as my AX GT.. it eats VTR's for breakfast.. and it only cost £800.

1998 Citroen Saxo VTS 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 miles
Most recent distance29000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

Cannot be compared to a Nova

Faults:

It suffered from a glitch in the BRAIN which caused it to stall when ticking over.

General Comments:

Its good for 135mph and I know of a man who builds superchargers for them, I have heard of a 30% power increase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd February, 2001

1998 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6 8v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 8v petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance23000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

Fantastic fun, brilliant handling, slightly dodgy build quality

Faults:

Tracking is permanently off.

Airbag light keeps flashing having been checked 4 times.

Driver's door makes weird noises!

Wheel arches popped off in wet weather (common problem apparently).

General Comments:

You cannot beat this car!! Fantastic handling, performance and comfort make it the best car in its class and the class above!! :-)

Running costs can be high, but that's only because it turns you into a lead-foot!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2001

1998 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6i petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous carCitroen ZX 1.8i

Summary:

Amazing, well done Citroen!!!!!

Faults:

Brought the car secondhand from a dealer. Kept jumping out of fifth gear. Dealer promptly gave me a courtesy car and replaced the gear.

No other problems.

General Comments:

What a car!!!!

Goes like the wind. Acceleration is amazing, just keeps going. Hard to think that there is a faster model.

Corners like it is on rails. Well designed car that so far has been very reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th January, 2001

1998 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6 8v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 8v petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance32000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Nova

Summary:

Pure class, pure fun, nothing comes close

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This car combines great performance, with economy and style. Anything else in its class can't compete, and they've tried!!

Makes top of the range Polo, Fiesta and Corsa's all look very pathetic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd January, 2001

9th May 2001, 10:15

I don't think so sunshine! Have you even looked as far as the Fiesta Zetec-S? Clearly not otherwise you would not be making such absurd comments such as "nothing competes"!

The handling, ride economy and speed on the Zetec-S are quite simply far superior to the Saxo VTR.

15th May 2001, 02:39

Well I'd have to agree, but only to a certain extent as I drive a Metro Turbo which cost me 300 quid (work out that for value for money) from the Loot, and I've uprated the boost, lowered the CR and made a home made exhaust, and it annihilates any VTS, VTR, Zetec, even runs with a Prelude V-tec.

Standard car makes 94 bhp, weighs 100 kg less than a VTR, work out what a tuned one does.

Slick.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 86 reviews