1998 Citroen Saxo Reviews - Page 17 of 19

1998 Citroen Saxo VTR 120R 1.6 8V petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 8V petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio 1.4

Summary:

Superb car all round!

Faults:

Air bag light kept coming on, but now I know how to fix it.

General Comments:

Cracking little car, mine has been modified to improve performance and handling so now I couldn't be happier.

VTx Models are now becoming a cult car and have a very passionate following, which can only be a good thing!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2000

1998 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous carRenault Megane

Summary:

High performance - value for money

Faults:

Nothing gone wrong with the car, but the brakes have had to be replaced, as they felt a little spongy - seems much better now!

General Comments:

This car is 100% better than my old car, nothing but trouble with the Megane, an endless list of problems.

The VTR is an excellent car with just as many features needed! The car handles well, is very responsive & powerful too, it performs just as well on the motorway as on a drive around town - would recommend this car to anyone!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2000

1998 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 1.6i petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carCitroen AX GT

Summary:

Car to play with if you have the money!

Faults:

Head gasket - blew.

Mud flaps - caught and ripped off the front of the body work.

Gear box - bearings replaced.

General squeaking noises in places when driving (very annoying).

General Comments:

An exciting car all over really, a great looker, stunning handling (when lowered), and the performance isn't too bad.

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

Review Date: 15th September, 2000

1998 Citroen Saxo West Coast 1.4i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4i Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance18500 miles
Previous carCitroen ZX

Summary:

A good value starter car

Faults:

The rear suspension bushings failed after 1500 miles and the drivers footwell leaked.

Both of these were promptly resolved by the manufacturer.

General Comments:

The West Coast is a good car for two things, the chassis and the running costs. It is a nippy car, but having bought a 205 GTi I would say the West Coast is more a style over substance affair.

The interior is very bright, but is no where near as durable as those found in the VTR and VTS - the seats are also seriously uncomfortable due to the offset pedals on long distances.

With the deals Citroen pushed with it and now the Furio, it is a good starter car.

Performance is nothing great, it goes, it can go faster with a good driver, but it will never set the world alight. Those who claim a sub 10sec speed to 60 are dreaming, being a 1.4 it is also lacks torque and overtaking takes serious planning!

Mine was not that reliable, but I enjoyed owning it. It is just a shame the residuals are so poor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2000

1998 Citroen Saxo VTS 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance21000 miles
Previous carFiat Cinquecento Sporting

Summary:

Rocket powered shopping trolley

Faults:

Leaking sun roof.

Alarm started going off all the time.

Door mirror switches broke.

Heater in passenger mirror broke.

General Comments:

The handling of the VTS has got to be one of the strongest points of this car. The only car I've been in that matches it is my friend's BMW 3 Series Sport. The cornering speeds you can get up to are amazing. One word of warning, don't lift off in a bend or the back steps out of line. If this does happen though it is beautifully controlable (unlike my friend's BMW!).

Performance is very strong, second gear will see you to 60mph, I've unoffically timed the sprint to 60 at just 6.9 seconds. Realistically though you are looking at the early 7's. 5th gear is very low meaning that you can reach the max of 127mph very quickly but it also means that the car is noisy at motorway speeds.

The interior of my car is rank, nasty material. The latest models are much better.

It's not particularly economical, but of course it depends on how you drive it. Insurance is pretty bad, group 14. Age 25, living in the Southeast of England you are looking at £700 fully comp for 2000/2001.

Looks great though, girls love it!

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

Review Date: 24th August, 2000

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

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 8v petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance22000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Corsa

Faults:

Steering ram replaced 3 times.

ECU replaced twice.

New 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears.

New passenger seat.

Oil leaks.

Squeaky/rattly dashboard.

Wheel arch linings fall out.

Windows rattle when down.

Poor paint finish.

General Comments:

Good fun to drive hard, but feels like it'll fall apart if you go too fast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd August, 2000

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