1998 Citroen Saxo x 1.1i from UK and Ireland
Zut alors! French Flying Sardine Tin From 2CV Stable!
Airbag light occasionally flashes on. Turns out to be a loose plug under the passenger seat.
I has an Astra and then bought this. OK it's an ex courtesy car, OK so its boring furio red (non metallic turning pink) But, I love the nippy acceleration, and the fuel economy, returning 38mpg regularly. It doesn't like a crosswind, and its no rocket when you get to the legal speed limit, but then this is a city car for the masses, not a motorway cruiser!
Its been broken into once and needs a new door skin, however, why bother at this price, pass it onto a dealer when you're finished and get a newer model (perhaps a C3?)
It was a toss up between this car and a Peugeot 106. Both cars share the same platform and engines, so the Saxo with its smiley grille and more purposeful appearance, grabbed the deal. That said, the Peugeot 106 (especially the GTi) is no bad car either.
When you're paying about £6,000 for a brand new Saxo (especially if you have just taken up Citroen UK Dealers no vat deal), you can't argue. The Fiesta is good, but has little thigh support in the seats.
Highly recommended cheeky French Flyer!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th December, 2002