1994 Citroen ZX Advantage 1.4i from UK and Ireland
A sturdy, fun and economical car
New clutch at 101000 (knew this when I bought the car).
Leaking head gasket at approx 120000; replaced and no problems since.
Faulty ignition switch, turned on the radio when the door was slammed shut! Fixed for a tenner from the scrap yard.
Now has a few knocks and rattles.
Other than that, just general wear and tear.
Previously had a company Renault Scenic (a nice car, not without its own problems though) but had to find a cheap car when the company folded.
Found the ZX with the alloy wheels on eBay for a mere £240 due to a worn out clutch.
For a 1.4 it seems to be quick, and with the aftermarket wider wheels, sticks to the road like glue. My wife also has a ZX that is two years newer, this has a multi point fuel injection and power steering, but does not have the speed, handling or fun factor that mine has.
Since buying the ZX, I have upped the mileage to 156k. The engine still has plenty of life left in it, and goes well.
I have a 50 mile round trip to work each day, along some twisty country lanes; a lot of fun and I still get around 35-38mpg.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th May, 2007