1999 Citroen Saxo VTS 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland
One of the best value pocket rockets around
Squeaky drivers seat.
One fog light not working.
Leaking through the sunroof handle, (common Saxo problem.)
All of the above faults will be fixed by the garage this weekend under warranty I hope.
The car feels refined and nippy till it hits that sweet spot when it's "on cam" at around 4500-5000rpm, then you get a huge surge of power and the car goes like a rocket.
It's fun to see the look on people's faces when this little French "shopping trolley" powers away from most other cars on the road.
It handles well, but has a super sensitive throttle pedal that can see you backwards on a roundabout or kangarooing in heavy traffic.
Beware if you lift off the trottle when going round a roundabout you better be well practised in lift off oversteer techniques because the back and front will swap ends pretty quickly!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th November, 2002
17th Nov 2004, 05:50
I have just bought a Saxo, and so far so good!! I can't figure out how to change the time on the dash. Any ideas?