28th Nov 2004, 13:08

I'm 18 and I have just passed my test. I am in love (no joke) with this car. It looks incredible! I have never felt so strongly about a car before. However to get one, my only problem is the insurance. Can I get insured? I don't want to drive any other car. If I'm not driving the citroen 1999 saxoVT 1.6. I don't like the more recent Saxos which have the dorky looking front grille and fatter headlights it has to be 1999! I was just wondering if there was any ideas on how I could purchase such a car; what should I look for? How can I get it cheaper? What should I be careful of? Second had problems.

11th Dec 2004, 10:20

Regarding your insurance problem, I'm 17 and looking into buying a 99 Saxo VTR 1.6. What I suggest is insuring the car in your parent's name, with Norwich Union. If there good drivers, you could be looking at around £650 fully comp!

25th Dec 2004, 17:02

Go for it guys, I'm 17 and will soon pass me test and I've got me a 99 Saxo VTR on the driveway, I've gone out and driven it (with a legal 21yr old with 3yrs license of course) and it is an amazing car, but as its the only car I've driven (apart from the 1.4 206 I'm learning in) I really won't know how good it is until I drive other cars. My dad and brother who have both driven it love it and say its too quick for me first, but I love it. I've had no problems with the car yet either, my sunroof don't leak, it starts first time at 5 in the (very cold, icy) morning. insurance will hurt tho, ill be paying about 1500 third party when passed test, but if you can afford a VTR in the first place I think the insurance won't give ya too many problems!

23rd Jun 2005, 15:46

I believe you should join Quinn Direct insurance, your looking at £1244,32 - save more than the £1500 quote!

And by the way I'm 17, in a busy town, and that's full UK license third party fire and theft :)

11th Oct 2005, 05:25

I got my Saxo VTR on Sunday 9.10.05. Its late 2000 with 50,000 miles. Never had a Citroen before because they seemed to "chunky" and designed for OAPs, but the Saxo caught my eye. It is an amazing car, very fast, great looks, handles roundabouts at speed without batting an eyelid, and the silver alloys and slightly tinted windows finish it off to perfection! Expensive to buy, but well worthy it if that's what you want from a car!

22nd Nov 2007, 05:39

You think a VTR is fast; it gets left behind by almost anything at the lights. The VTS is pretty nippy though.