1999 Citroen Saxo East Coast 1.1i petrol from UK and Ireland
A good performer for a 1.1! Scary in the wet! Few problems but a good first car!
Brake lights failure.
Light steering, but the car doesn't have power steering.
Interference from the alternator with the stereo.
Lack of engine power at mid-range sometimes.
Most problems fixed by Citroen, although this has happened in with similar Saxos of the same model. Citroen staff lie about the faults. Once even saying "The brakes on Saxos aren't that good!"
Car to be serviced soon, stereo to be fixed, engine to be checked due to power. This happened since a long motorway run! Between 80-100mph for about an hour!
Car in general is good, great when running low on petrol.
Hits 60 in just over 12 seconds! But is like a ice-skate when it has been raining! Especially around islands. Great for chucking around corners! Attracts tailgaters! I don't look 19, so having the green metallic colour hides me well from the Police! Never been stopped yet, even when they followed me with no brake lights at night!
Nice 2 years free insurance!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th September, 2000
4th May 2001, 02:35
I currently own a Citroen Saxo 1.1 Eastcoast, I feel that it's a great small car though it's only my second car. The only problem I have encountered so far is that the the gears make a lot of noise when I bring the clutch up in 2nd, 3rd and 4th. I have been told that this is the same on all 1.1 Saxos by the garage (I don't believe them) so they say they can't do anything about it. Apart from this I enjoy driving the Eastcoast and find it to be a pretty nice car for the money.