27th Jun 2001, 06:54
Regarding the temperature and fan coming on, it happens on my VTR too, but given that I had a Fiat previously I'm used to it. Plus the reviews here suggest it happens to everyone anyway, I wouldn't worry about it if I were you.
As for the chap getting a Boxster - bit of an up-market move - however, have heard nothing but fantastic reviews about them. Getting slightly annoyed with boy racers myself, trying to get me to race my VTR against their Corsa GSI's, XR2's, Nova GTE's and the like - if any of you write on this site... I CAN'T BE BOTHERED WITH YOU!!!
Sorry, had to get that out of my system!
2nd Jul 2001, 03:31
To the bloke in the previous posting with the VTR:
Thanks for agreeing. Yeah the Boxster is a bit upmarket but bugger it, I got a quote of £1300 (FC) which is okay for a 27 year old.
I love the VTS but I don't like the boy racer crowd it attracts. It begs to be thrashed though and the cops didn't find that a decent excuse when they gave me a ticking off for demonstrating it's 0-60 capabilities to a Nova driver this morning :-p
5th Jul 2001, 06:56
I've had a VTR for about 2 years now, and it just keeps getting better. On the issue of the fan, my fan comes on regular, and so does everyone else's I've spoken to over the past couple of years. I guess it's just one of those 'characteristics' of the saxo, as my dealer keeps telling me.
On the issue of boy racers, I know exactly what you mean, I'm always getting tailgated by spotty little boys in their Nova/Corsa GTE'S. (bloody idiots)
29th Jul 2001, 00:05
I'm not fortunate enough to own a VTR but I do own a Saxo Desire. And yes the fan problem happens to me all the time, even though the car is only 2 days old.
27th Aug 2001, 07:47
Yes, the Boxster is a quality motor. My VTR's just been booked in for the 1000 mile check. So far no problems, but I haven't pressed it yet.
Great ride for the money, I've downgraded to a smaller car because I sit in traffic jams all day. My previous cars are Saab 900 Turbo, Volvo V70 T5. The Saxo is that bit easier around town and soo much fun. Better brakes and aircon would be nice though.
On a test drive in the wet I found the VTS a bit too much. But if you really want to fly along...
29th Aug 2001, 06:11
I'm just guessing, but I would suggest that the fan coming on at impromptu moments and remaining on is because cramming a 1.6i engine into such a small bonnet space requires cooling frequently.
The engine will generate considerable heat when driven at speed and if the cooling system was ineffective in any way whilst developing the Saxo, I'm sure Citroen would have thought it easier to force the fan to cool the radiator than investigate and eliminate the problems of cooling elsewhere.
Boxter - well, more imagination than a BMW I suppose... Mel