2000 Citroen Saxo Reviews - Page 16 of 19

2000 Citroen Saxo Cup 1.6 16v petrol from Portugal

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance25000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen AX Sport

Summary:

A secure high performance little car

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

With 120hp and 220km/h, I think there's nothing more to tell, only a few Mercedes or BMWs pass by me.

From Portugal, happy new year to you all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2001

2000 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance5500 miles
Previous carCitroen Saxo SX

Summary:

Go and get one

Faults:

Nothing at the moment - fingers crossed.

Although it does pull to the left when braking, I will have to get that one checked out.

General Comments:

A superb little car, it's got great performance along with good looks. I much prefer the new front end.

I love driving it, it sticks to the road and you can corner at speed. Not the fastest car on the road by any stretch of the imagination, but what you get for the money, you can't argue with.

The insurance grouping is also a bargain, at insurance group 6 it won't cost an arm and a leg to insure.

I'd like to see an improvement in the brakes department though, my previous car, a Saxo SX had the same problem. Spongy and not very responsive. Considering it has all round discs I find the stopping distances quite poor. Especially when compared with my other car, a Fiesta Zetec which has superb brakes.

All in all I love it, and would recommend it to anybody looking for a small, nippy, fun to drive and not too heavy on the wallet little car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st January, 2001

2000 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6i 8v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6i 8v petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance6700 miles
Previous carRenault 19

Summary:

Buy one... buy one NOW!

Faults:

The clips which hold the front wheel arch liners in place have come away, but that was in heavy rain so I figure that's not a big deal.

General Comments:

I had to wait nearly 2 weeks after the quoted delivery date because the first car I was due to have was damaged on unloading, it has taken me some time for me to chase up the documents for this vehicle from the dealer.

But I don't care! It's a fantastic car. Great around town, superb handling, very quick, and absolutely stunning to look at even without mod's. AND only group 7 insurance!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st January, 2001

2000 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6 8v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 8v petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance7800 miles
Previous carNissan Micra

Summary:

Little beaut!

Faults:

Interesting to read that everyone else seems to have rattles, I put it down to a different stereo, I may get that checked out on the centre console.

Apart from the rattling, nothing to report.

General Comments:

Great fun to drive, not much comes close on the 0-40 traffic lights pull away, probably due to the lack of weight on the car.

Feels solid and reassuring in the corners/wet/both!

Don't try to get 4 men in the car, minimal backseat room!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th December, 2000

12th Apr 2001, 07:28

I think you will find there is no way a 1.4 will reach 0-60 in 10 seconds. Try 11.9. Its only got 75 hp remember. A 1.6 Corsa GSI has a 9 seconds 0-60 time, so he probably wasnt trying very hard.

Also a VTR is lucky to hit 60 in 10 also.

4th May 2001, 14:31

Me again, I've just checked up, and yes it's true, Daihatsu Charade GTi, 993cc engine, 99 horses, top whack of 116mph, and 0-60 in 7.9 seconds, 3 cylinders, 12 valves, and group 11 in insurance. Shockeroonie eh?

2000 Citroen Saxo Forte 1.1i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.1i Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance11250 miles
Previous carVauxhall Nova

Summary:

Good, solid car which can be modified

Faults:

The air bag light keeps coming on and flashing at me, and also the ECU unit appears to have gone wrong! It revs the car up on its own, and then stalls whilst accelerating which can be scary on the motorway!

The passanger seat broke within a few months of purchase, Citroen then ordered only half the bits to fix the seat.

The plastic trim inside the seat, to keep its shape on the edges, has come out of both seats and Citroen want the car for a week with no courtesy car to fix it!

General Comments:

The car is a good little car, I just want something a bit more powerful so I'm soon trading it in for a VTR.

As I'm only 18 the insurance can't be too high, that's why I'm getting a VTR, not a VTS!

The car is good on petrol and is a good early morning cold starter.

The car came with a CD player, airbag, blue sporty dials, VTR style interior, and with Citroen you get lifetime MOTs, so that's good!

Be wary of the front tyres wearing out, I put 15" RS Kahn alloys onto my 1.1, and the front tyres are wearing a lot, and the back of the car grinds with passengers. Don't get 15" wheels unless you have a VTR or VTS, they have different wheel arch widths.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2000

23rd Mar 2001, 06:56

Not a bad car, but can lack in power, but treated lightly on the accelerator the fuel economy is excellent. If you like to go fast, don't get a Forte 1.1.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 77 reviews