2002 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6 i from UK and Ireland
Cheap build quality, but extremely chuckable
Wildly fluctuating idle speed on rare occasion.
Wheel arch linings adrift on front wheels.
Compared to some reviews I have read not really anything to report (touch wood).
Absolutely eaten front tires (illegal after 11500 miles).
Harsh ride with lots of squeaks and rattles, seems to crash into potholes as opposed to ride over them.
Nasty interior with seats and gear lever gaiter wearing quickly.
Little room in the back when I have seat in comfortable position.
Worried about servicing after reading some reviews about terrible dealers.
Terrible brakes - little initial bite, not fantastic stopping power, do fade when worked hard, car unstable when braking from high speed.
Not too bad in a straight line although gear change is slow. Decent amount of torque for such a little motor.
Handles gloriously - decent levels of grip, very communicative, little body roll, throttle adjustable, slides beautifully, very involving and basically a right giggle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th February, 2003