1992 Citroen ZX Reviews - Page 8 of 8

1992 Citroen ZX Avantage 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Faults:

Where do I begin!!!!!! Driveshaft problems, minor oil leaks but most of all central locking - rather erratic to say the least despite new control units and hours of TLC!!! Also, headlamps tend to blow quite regularly. Luckily parts pricing not too expensive.

General Comments:

Acceleration on this model leaves a bit to be desired, however it's a good motorway cruiser and extremely comfortable to drive on long journeys. Don't like the single wiper system, not effective enough during heavy rain. Overall quite a well designed car with that little bit of French eccentricity.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2000

1992 Citroen ZX Volcane 1998 2.0 8v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1998 2.0 8v
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10

Faults:

Radiator hose chafed on PAS pump body,losing coolant.

Sticking electric sunroof.

New front discs at 66k

General Comments:

Great ZX handling, 2.0 engine pulls like a train, easy to drive fast. Corners hard, cruises well, good driving position, accurate power steering, nice gearbox and pedal setup. Comfy supportive seats, innovative rear seat slides forward to extend bootspace (or folds).

A little noisy but worth it. Faster and cheaper than the 306 XSi it has commonality with, and I have been plesantly surprised by Citroen dealers, the menu priced servicing is reasonable if you want to keep the car on a full Citroen dealer history.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 1999

1992 Citroen ZX Volcane 1.9i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.9i petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Fuel consumption seems to be rather high, but perhaps it's a bit about hard foot too. Rear axle makes noise in sharp bumps - no cause found. Sometimes starting problems. Clutch worn out at 130,000km. Oil pressure gauge faulty. Rear brake discs worn out....

General Comments:

After all very nice to handle. Quite comfy too. Very precise with 195/50-15s.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 1998

24th May 2001, 07:23

Is a very fast car but it have a big problem. Oil temperature turns very hot at high speed, and for this the engine can have problems of oil consumption.

1992 Citroen ZX Avantage 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10

Faults:

66,000 Miles Head Gasket.

40,000 Heater Matrix.

66,000 Paint is not lasting well, dash lights and Odometer has stopped working.

Expensive to maintain, lots of minor things always need replacing.

I use a good non franchised dealer.

General Comments:

It is a great car to drive.

I do about 23,000 miles a year on M way and country roads, but the car is declining fast.

If you buy second hand I woul'nt buy one more than 2 years old.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th February, 1998

1992 Citroen ZX Aura 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

A new clutch had to be fitted at 70k, the first time I have ever had to fit a new clutch in over 15 years of driving.

A handbrake cable at 35k.

Blower unit has broken down at 85k.

General Comments:

A great car to drive with plenty of punch and economical with an average of 45 mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 1997

1992 Citroen ZX Reflex 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

I have had this car from new and it has had six (6) sets of front brake disks. The dealer tells me this is not unusual. I have had warranty since new so have only had to pay for one set so be warned. Everything else has been reliable.

General Comments:

The car has served me very well, I have done 85,000 mls in it and have been generally very happy with it. The seats are very uncomfortable for your back if you are over 6ft tall (I am 6ft 3in) but the suspension and handling are excellent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 1997

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 27 reviews