1994 Citroen ZX Reviews - Page 7 of 10

1994 Citroen ZX Volcane TD 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Cavalier

Summary:

A perfect combination of performance, economy and longevity

Faults:

Nothing other than general wear and tear items (Tyres, Brakes, Exhaust) up until the 100,000 mile mark.

Since then, the electrics have started playing up.

Constantly changing headlight/sidelight bulbs.

All but 1 of the dashboard bulbs have blown.

Remote Central locking system doesn't seem to like damp conditions - it unlocks and then immediately locks up again. I have to bypass the remote and open it using the key - a little annoying but I'm getting used to it.

Mechanically, this car has not given me any problems whatsoever. It has the original clutch and it feels like there's quite a few thousand miles left in it still.

General Comments:

The Turbo Diesel engine must be one of the best, being a perfect combination of performance, economy and longevity.

The car handles better than any other I've owned and I just know I'm going to have a problem finding a replacement when the time eventually comes to change - not something I'm considering for a long time yet mind! I'll put up with the electrical problems which pale into insignificance when I consider what the rest of the car has to offer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2002

1994 Citroen ZX Volcane 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

Economical wolf in sheep's clothing

Faults:

Very little has gone wrong with this car.

Throttle cable snapped at 80000 miles, but a small job to fix.

I have had to replace one rear brake caliper with an identical one from a damaged Saxo VTR. I also replaced the brake disks at the same time as a precaution.

I have just discovered that the front suspension bush needs replacing after I hit a rather large rock in the middle of the road while driving through Snowdonia earlier this year. This has caused the usual superb handling to be a bit off recently.

General Comments:

Superb car! I've owned a Scirocco, a Golf GTI and an Astra SRi and can honestly say that I enjoy driving this car as much as any other car I've owned.

The high torque output and excellent handling means you can surprise many boy racers, especially up-hills and away from roundabouts etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2001

1994 Citroen ZX Aura 1.6 from Israel

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

Very good for any price

Faults:

Nothing at all - only regular wear.

General Comments:

My best car ever, and it easily competes with cars costing double the price! Cornering and braking are exceptional. I miss power steering when parking.

The 1.6l engine is quick but a bit noisy. It is thirsty, both regarding fuel and oil, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Great comfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2001

1994 Citroen ZX 1.8i from Romania

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Engine and transmission 1.8i Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 21

Summary:

A very good one

Faults:

At 60.000 km I need to change the suspension (telescope) on front-right side.

General Comments:

Very good car with performance at a low price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2001

1994 Citroen ZX Reflex 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles
Previous carFord Orion

Summary:

Superb

Faults:

Nothing much apart from the starter motor just recently at 174,000 miles.

General Comments:

This has been a very good car, the best I have ever had.

Very cheap to run, Does 55-60 MPG, that's up to 720 miles per tank!!.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2001

1994 Citroen ZX Avantage 1.8i from Denmark

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired239000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 309

Summary:

I love it!

Faults:

Broken windshield due to stone (3000 DKR).

Right door can't be unlocked with the key.

General Comments:

My best car ever, and it easily competes with cars double the price! Cornering and breaking are exceptional. I miss power steering when parking.

The 1.8l engine is quick but a bit noisy. It is thirsty, both regarding fuel and oil, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Great comfort for 2 people. The rear seats have insufficient leg space for tall people on long trips to be comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2001

1st Nov 2005, 11:10

I posted the review. Now the car has gone 325.000 km.

Trouble since last:

I had the engine replaced. If I had heeded the engine fault light, this might have been avoided.

Rear brakes had difficult breaking evenly. Had to replace both break calipers, which was quite expensive.

Windshield cracked again, but isn't replaced.

Key got stuck in the lock of the left side door, and unfortunately both the lock and key broke.

Fan engine stopped working, because its controlling electronics broke. The cause was probably the Fan geting old and pulling too many amps. Hooked it up again with a home made switch.

Generator broke down, and was replaced. Probably related to the fan pulling too much current.

Wind shield wiper has gotten more noisy, but is still functional.

Rear wiper has died.

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The car has served me well, and is still fun to ride. However it is old now, and I'm looking for a replacement. Probably one with better fuel economy.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 39 reviews