30th Sep 2002, 17:33

I've had my Saxo 1.1i Eastcoast for almost 18 months. It's a brilliant little car. Very nippy from 20 up to 60/70. First gear is really weak so you've got to get the revs in the red to before you switch to second gear doing about twenty -ish for a speedy start at the lights. Be wary on the motorway, this car can change into a kite when attempting above 80, so keep a grip on that wheel, especially if the roads are a little wet. Just had my first MOT, everything OK except the front tires were a little bald.

25th Jan 2006, 10:55

I bought my Citroen Saxo 1.1i east coast about 6months ago now. I find that it is great as a first car as it is very economical on fuel. Have tried investigating the 'light steering' problem, but have had no luck as yet. Is this due to a steering fault, or is it perfectly safe? My next car will be a VTR, as I am very impressed with Citroen Saxos, as I could do with a bit more power.

9th Feb 2011, 08:19

I have a few problems with my Saxo 1.1I Eastcoast.

The brake lights and reverse lights failed on their own, this could be to due to the fact I reversed into a car the other week! :( I had to replace the left hand side light casing, but the light and bulb holders are all okay as far as I can tell.

Going on to what someone else said about it being fast for a 1.1, I agree. Top notch as this is my first car!

20th Apr 2012, 12:22

Yeah, my Saxo Spree with the black SAXO writing on the side has the same issue with gear noise. As long as you change your oil filter and oil, you should be OK. My brakes are weak though.

20th Apr 2012, 12:26

My Saxo Spree 1999 model is same. If you keep on top of changing the oil filter and oil, plus air filter, you'll be fine. Does the noise occur when you put your foot on pedal after changing, sounds like a little knock?