17th Apr 2001, 17:06

The car is great, I would reckon most young drivers would be able to buy one especially with the deals they are giving away.

I got a new one, the window wiper motor went in the first week but all was OK (they fixed it but gave me a Skoda for 3 days).

It's a great buy and bags of fun, it's very near the VTR (mines badged up as one, no one can tell), but get the Poseiden Blue with Ricochet interior.

Anyway, good luck Saxo fans & keep up the good work Citroen.

24th Oct 2001, 04:33

Anybody with the slightest gumption will be able to tell that you are not in a VTR. A) because of the savage interior that you have and B) because you have rear brake drums not disks.

25th Oct 2001, 10:57

I think only people who really know what they are on about and know Citroen cars would be able to tell the difference. So what about VTR drivers, just VTS wannabe's! I think so.

7th May 2003, 12:07

My saxo is an 1.1 litre its quite nippy I raced an 1.3 civic with my piper cross induction kit so lads go for it...

14th Jun 2003, 09:31

Hi. I just wanted to know if you think it's a good idea for me to have a Saxo Furio as a first car. I put a deposit on it yesterday, but after reading these comments it's changing my mind. Please get back to me, as I haven't the slightest clue about cars. E-mail me if possible Welsh_Female@hotmail.com

Thank You.

13th Jul 2003, 10:52

Yeah go for it. The Furio is an amazing car, I was £500 short a few months ago and had to go for the pre-face lifted Saxo 1.4 West Coast with the naff interior, otherwise the same car as the later Furio. It has VTR badges, wheels and rear spoiler and I'm on the lookout for VSX/VTR/VTS door trims and seats at the right price. Regarding that guy's request for VTR badges- you can find them cheaply on ebay, however a lot of pauper Saxo owners have the same idea as you and bids usually amount to about £13 just for a set of door badges. Funny how VTS owners don't swap their badges for "East Coast" isn't it?

5th May 2005, 03:28

I've had my Furio a few months now and its the best car I've ever driven. Very nippy for a 1.4 and very cheap on insurance (a group lower than the VTR)... its great so far, would highly recommend it, especially as a first car!!!

5th Dec 2005, 08:00

I've had my Citroen Saxo Furio 1.4i 51 reg for 8 months now and its been a great first car for me. I am 18 so the insurance group has to be low, the furio is group 5 insurance which is quite low considering it's a 1.4i engine. I would recommend it to any young driver for their first or second car. I mean it looks good and its quite nippy, what more do you want for a first car?

I will write again if I have any problems with the car.

13th Feb 2006, 02:28

To the guy that needs cheap insurance, just use moneysupermarket.com, I'm 20 been driving one year and got my VTS insured at £1300 TPF&F.

27th Feb 2006, 10:40

I'm 18 and my furio was my first car. Insurance cost me £1000 TPF&T with Quinn Direct was about £1600 fully comp.

5th Jul 2006, 16:41

I've just turned 18 and have had my Furio for about 5 months, and so far have had no problems with it. It keeps up with my mate's Escorts on acceleration. Doubt it will on top speed, but I don't really want to pick up any points yet, or lose my licence.

I'm insured with Quinn-direct. They were the cheapest that I found, and the excess is not that high either, which I thought was good considering my age.

Also I have driven my friend's Rover 214, and think the Saxo is better to drive, and possibly a bit quicker, or that just might be down to the driver i.e me and my friend.

All in all, if you want a sporty looking car that's affordable I would recommend it.

17th May 2008, 13:19

That's a good price.

26th Oct 2008, 15:09

Alright guys, I'm 17 an looking to get a Furio for my 1st car. I've been quoted around 1,800 cheapest quote. I am not sure whether to get a Corsa 1.2 SXi because insurance is just as cheap.. Any one recommend what I should do?? plz.


26th Oct 2008, 15:15

I forgot to add my email regarding the Saxo or Corsa... (pigs_fly_321@hotmail.com) If you could email me if you can recommend about the comment above thanx.

8th Jul 2009, 16:12

Hey, I have a Furio 1.4, had it for 6 months now. I love it, but my problem is I was hit from behind and now need a tail. Would a VTS tailgate fit on to my Furio?

5th Dec 2009, 17:03

Do not get a Corsa. I own both a Saxo and a Corsa. Any Corsas handle like crap, however the build quality is much better, but still not great.