2001 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6i from UK and Ireland
Where do I start!! I had the car from new and it give me trouble from the start. it blew the head within a week and I didn't rev it any more than 7000rpm. it done approx 180 miles to a tank of petrol and I wouldn't mind that if the car was powerful, but I have driven quicker straight diesel 306s. it was like sitting in a puddle hopper it was that bumpy of a ride!! my friend reckoned I should have bought a 306 for the looks and the power and now I know that I should have listened to him...
Very slow... done about 0-60 in about 3 days which I hear isn't bad!!! leaks oil frequently. had to put a clutch in it at 3500 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd February, 2007
6th Feb 2007, 14:28
7000 revs is way too high for a VTR. I've got a 106 XS, which has an identical engine to the VTR mk I and mine revs to 5800. Seeing as yours is a 2001, it must be a mk II. The only performance difference between them is a redesigned manifold which gives an extra 5 bhp. From what I know, VTR mk II's are limited to 5900 rpm. So you taking it up to 7000 revs is of course going to blow the head.
6th Feb 2007, 12:11
If it can rev to 7000 rpm then someone has removed the limiter. Revving it too 7k can blow the head anyway. Sounds like you bought a bad one, gotta be really carful when it comes to buying VTR's, most are ragged. A good example, like mine... will be quicker than a diesel 306. Although I still don't recommend you buy another. Great fun, but they always go wrong it seems. I've been lucky with mine. Try a 106 gti.