1998 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6i 8v petrol from UK and Ireland
Surprisingly quick but watch the quality
Steering noise when new under full lock - fixed under warranty but was a hassle.
Non flush drivers door after 1000 miles (a weld popped out or something).
Rattly dash almost from new.
New front tyres (£120 each!) at 15,000 miles.
Noisy brakes from new (Citroen wouldn't sort it out under the warranty).
Poor quality paint on bonnet - soon started to look tatty.
Suprisingly quick - would keep up with my previous Golf GTi but runs out of puff at higher revs.
Amazing handling - on the twisty stuff virtually nothing can keep up.
Very agile with good brakes and super responsive engine.
Plasticky interior and poor seats.
Poor stereo but solved the terrible speakers by custom fitting some powerful ones.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th August, 2000