2001 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6i from UK and Ireland
Great performance - bad service
Brakes didn`t work very well at first. Dealer told me - they were still bedding in (over the phone). A few weeks later the car got recalled from Citroen due to faults in the brake control system.
Front and rear, left hand side speaker cases rattled. When I took it to the dealer he said I was expecting too much for my money!!! He stopped the front one from rattling - rear still rattles.
Scratch on the hazard lights button.
Driver seat has developed a very bad squeak. I am going to have to brave the Citroen dealers again to see if they will fix it - or am I expecting too much for £9000??
Lots and lots of problems with dealers, in particular - Winchester UK dealership is absolutely terrible. I know other people with Saxos who have experienced the same level of service from here.
HOWEVER, The cars performance is absolutely superb, and is a dream to drive. Acceleration is amazing (if not deceleration), and the car handles beautifully.
If only Citroen could sort out their customer services at their dealerships, the fun with not be spoiled!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd May, 2001
12th Jul 2001, 15:59
Contemplating buying a Saxo VTR myself. Visited Glasgow Citroen last week to pick up some info, and today to get a trade in price on my current Astra. The sales staff in this place are totally disinterested, kept me hanging on for ages even though there was only one other customer in the showroom, and to add insult to injury, offered me a crap deal. If their attitude is like that (on both visits) before I've even bought the car, I hate to think what their aftersales service is like.
Came home and phoned Manchester South Citroen. Talked over a few figures on the phone and got a much better level of service and a better deal (albeit over the phone). Reckon I'll probably drop into Citroen M'chester South on my next trip to the city and sign up then.
Glasgow Citroen - just wanted to let you know - you're CRAP!!!