2000 Citroen Saxo Reviews - Page 17 of 19

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 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired14 miles
Most recent distance500 miles
Previous carCitroen AX GT

Summary:

A great handling hatch!

Faults:

I haven't had it long enough for anything to go wrong, touch wood, but my fan seems to kick in quite a bit. Even if I've only driven 5 minutes down the road the fan comes on and this is in cold weather - my dealer told me this is normal, but the fan then runs for about a good five to six minutes once the engine is off. I wouldn't mind if I was stuck in traffic.

A lot of rattles already.

General Comments:

It's great to drive and sticks to the road like glue which makes you want to floor it round bends.

Smooth gear change, brakes feel a bit spongy but at 500 miles I'm safe in saying that they are not run in.

Make sure you get a Spear wheel lock, they can be a great steal.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2000

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 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired24 miles
Most recent distance2500 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

What a machine!

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

What a beast. It pulls like a train, looks good and isn't too scary in the corners.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2000

2000 Citroen Saxo VTS 1.6 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1700 miles

Summary:

Anyone want a race?

Faults:

I'm 17, just passed my test (and Pass+) and Citroen said they would pay 3 full years insurance so my dad went ahead and paid for the car @ £12,000, but then when Citroen found out that the insurance was about £4000 they decided not to.

General Comments:

My car is amazing! Lowered, Superchipped, K&N air filters, 16" OZ alloys, £1500 worth of ICE!

I've got 124mph out of it, anyone beat that then let me know!

Mail me @ ZeekUK@hotmail.com (real please).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2000

8th Dec 2000, 08:02

124mph = 54mph over the limit = 6 points if caught = instant ban and having to take your test all over again = no insurer will touch you with a barge poll unless you trade it in for a 1 litre Saxo!

I was just like you when I passed my test but now the chance of being caught is just too high (and expensive).

Book a day at a test track if you want to do those speeds!

2000 Citroen Saxo VTS 1.6 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

So fast it's scary

Faults:

The brakes are still incredibly noisy, particularly in the wet.

The largest bane with my car is the painful accelerator pedal at little over 3500 rpm, the pedal shakes violently until 3500 is exceeded.

Temperature gauge also went haywire, sorted by disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it again.

General Comments:

Well pleased, wish Citroen UK would sort out the problems though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd December, 2000

4th Dec 2000, 15:46

My Saxo VTS is amazing, almost no problems with it.

I've replaced the standard alloys with OZ 16" and now it's rubbing the plastic that protects the suspension when I go around corners but only @ 30mph+. It's not lowered but does it only do this @ 30mph+???????

Oh yeah, I'm 17 and I have done my Pass+, but is there any way I can reduce my insurance from £4000?

6th Dec 2000, 10:03

http://www.adrianflux.co.uk are probably the cheapest insurance you will get.....

31st Jan 2001, 13:26

I am on my second VTS now - bought the latest one new in Nov 2000 - like the first though the internal alarm sensors needed replacing because of false alarming.

The accelerator pedal - like the VTS above - vibrates as each change of gear is reached and the vibration can be felt on the floor of the car too. Citroen are unsure what to do - can anyone help?

cw@freedomcity.com

16th Sep 2001, 11:05

Saxo's handle best with 15 inch wheels on. Just look at the Kit cars and Cup racers. The suspension is set up for certain wheel parameters. Same with handling, if you lower it too much it affects handling in a bad way, not good. On a VTR and early VTS, using the later VTS tyre size 195/45 on a 15 rim is a good setup, also with a 30mm drop, no more than that.

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