2001 Citroen Saxo Forte 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland
Glad I chose this instead of a Corsa
Typical things really; rear wheel bearing and brake disks replaced - I think most Saxos are known for having spongy brakes.
The heater is unacceptably loud when the the blower is turned on full. I don't know if it's a fault just with my car, or if all Saxos do this.
No other problems.
I'm very pleased with this car. Before I purchased the car, it had being slightly modified. Fitted with VTS arches, alloys and a CD player.
I have since had an Urban X back box and sub fitted, so it's quite a smart car really. Sounds alright too!
Performance... Well what can I say, it's a 1.1 8v. It's not going to win many races, but if I give it some, it accelerates quite well up to about 80. After that it feels a bit strained, although I did get 105 out of it on the motorway.
Handles well. Fun to drive.
Build quality could be better. Don't think it would hold out to well in a crash!
The pedals are close together, slightly offset, not a problem once you get used to it.
The seats get a tad uncomfortable if you're driving for long periods.
Very economical, as are most cars from this class. Cheap tax and reasonable insurance.
When you take everything into consideration, I think this is one of the best used superminis around. It's no sports car and isn't stuffed with fancy gadgets, but it's nippy, fun, cheap, and mine has being very reliable.
Being a bit of a speed freak, I just wish I had the VTR or VTS.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd August, 2007