2000 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6 litre from UK and Ireland


Great value and fun to drive


New radiator.

Central locking.

Broken rear wiper arm.

General Comments:

I've had brilliant reliability considering that this is a cheap car. And I love the handling; it puts a smile on my face, even though I normally drive a 182 Clio. Great value and fun!

The central locking broke first, but (touch wood) nothing major has happened since; rocker cover gasket has just started leaking, but that's a £10 fix.

Great first or second hot (warm) hatchback.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2008

2000 Citroen Saxo Forte 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland


Good, cheap.. fun!


Full exhaust system replaced at 24,500 miles.

Rocker gasket failed at 20,000 miles.

General Comments:

The car is very good, I find it comfortable and it handles soo well for a cheap car. Mine does not have power steering, but as it only weighs 805kg you get plenty of feedback from it, so it's not too bad.

The car does 0 - 60mph in 12 seconds flat and will pull 105mph.

The boot is average for its size really, bearing in mind it's based on the Pug 106 and Citroen AX, it is a old design and lacks the newer designs of "cubbie holes".

Fuel economy is good, can drop to 35mpg if pushed about in town, else it will return 45mpg on average and up to 50mpg on A / B roads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2008

2000 Citroen Saxo Furio 1.4i petrol from UK and Ireland


Only buy if your 17-19 and less than 6'


Coil pack went after 60,000 miles.

General Comments:

I've just sold my Saxo Furio after 6 years and 112,000 miles.

I love this car, for a 1.4 its nippy and pokey around town, but perhaps "feels" quicker than it is due to its size.

Handles very well with minimal body roll, however it was terrible in the wet, even with expensive low profile tyres on 15" alloys.

With a decent set of wheels it looks fantastic, the same as a vtr/s. The only difference to the keen observer is drums on the rear not pads and discs.

Cheap to run, cheap to buy, cheap to insure, very reliable.

I just wished 6 years ago I bought the VTS.

Overall a great 1st car, very basic inside, but this is reflected in the original price.

Not good for tall people or anyone over 20.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2007

2000 Citroen Saxo VTS 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland


When I have my headlights on, my dash lights flicker like a strobe light and my fuel, temperature, speedo, and rev counter behave erratically by going to zero or even freezing at the current speed I'm doing, so my speedo will often say I'm doing 70mph when I stop!

On top of that, my airbag light will come on for no apparent reason while driving.

General Comments:

I have not had anymore problems with my Saxo VTS yet, but it's early days as I've only had it for 2 days.

I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem with their Saxo and what the remedy was?

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

Review Date: 15th November, 2006

22nd Nov 2006, 12:11

Hi, I am Lee and I have had a Saxo Westcoast 1.4, a VTR and a VTS since I started driving at 17.

I am now 21 and have come to my senses. They are lovely cars to look at and very fast. I rate them for looks and nothing else.

I have had the same problem with all of them - the 1.4 to VTS. It's a fault in all Saxos, same as the water dripping from the sunroof.

If I was you mate, I'd sell the thing before it's too late. Trust me on that, I would sell it. I would never ever buy a Saxo if Citroen was the only company on earth that sold cars. Now I love cars, but I would rather walk if that's the case.

So many problems with my Saxos - air bag light came on, then your power steering will go on and off until either it goes off and the fuel pump will seize up, or you need another barrel ignition. If you don't the heater and the lights might go?

That's the first problem I had with my Saxo, then an injector went so I thought it was. I couldn't find anything wrong with it, but there was because it would cut out by itself. I tried sensor flywheels, but was is the fuel pump?

Saxo, my word for it is crap, as they go through gear boxes, clutches and bulbs.

If you have a Saxo you will have no money. Get shot, you will thank me.

If you keep it, you will wish you listened to me 110% somewhere down the line.