1995 Citroen ZX Reviews - Page 4 of 5

1995 Citroen ZX Advantage 1.9 T.D. from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.9 T.D. Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance158000 miles
Previous carCitroen AX

Summary:

Quality family performer

Faults:

The exhaust rattling due to worn rubber mount. New one installed.

The immobilizer failed, This has been replaced.

The bodywork dents easy due to thin panel's.

General Comments:

Good condition through out with lots of extras and full electrics.

The rear seats pull forward to make a bigger boot yet still being able to carry 4/5 people.

The 1.9 TD. gives this car a good rate of knots and is very quick of the mark to boot.

Service at regular intervals for optimum performance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th September, 2002

22nd Nov 2006, 06:03

They definitely need constant servicing, but as long as you keep everything topped up these are great cars, VERY quick off the mark.

Don't let the size of the car fool you its still a 1.9 underneath and it accelerates very quickly.

1995 Citroen ZX Dimension 1.4 Injection from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 Injection Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired43400 miles
Most recent distance44500 miles
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

An excellent all round package

Faults:

So far the only problem I have encountered is a blown dashboard bulb. As the dials are lit up as soon as the ignition is turned on they can blow prematurely. It isn't the easiest of jobs to do (most of the lower dashboard has to be removed to access and detach the speedo cable) but is hardly a major problem.

General Comments:

Very good car to drive, has some body roll, but the ride is very smooth and you know what the front wheels are doing through the well weighted steering.

The inside is excellent, very comfortable seats and driving position, although the pedals are spaced quite closely together.

Parking isn't too bad, but the mirrors are quite small and are angled upwards and the boot is quite high, so it can be difficult to judge how close the car behind you really is.

The headlights are very good, be warned when getting replacement bulbs. If your car has dual head lamps fitted they are the same bulbs as the driving lamps and not the usual dual filament bulbs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2001

1995 Citroen ZX Aura 1.6 from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 kilometres
Most recent distance112000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen AX

Summary:

A comfortable no-nonsense, value for money car

Faults:

Several small problems with the electrics.

Had to replace the fuel tank - seems to be a regular problem with older models: bulkheads in the fuel tank come loose.

General Comments:

Smooth ride, torque at lower revs is impressive and the handling is terrific.

Handles great!

The ZX looks bad though - it looks like a Vauxhall in disguise.

Where is the real Citroen suspension?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2001

1995 Citroen ZX Reflex 1.4 petrol from Finland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 kilometres
Most recent distance123000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru DL

Summary:

Low-priced comfort!

Faults:

Head-beam height adjustment gave up at 80000 km.

Anti-roll bar links started to make noise at 90000 km. Replaced at 120000.

Rear muffler and exhaust pipe broke down at 101000 km.

Front wheel disc-brakes (discs and all...) completely worn out and renewed at 120000 km.

Steering bar link (right) worn out at 123000, as were some rubber pads for the rear axle suspension.

General Comments:

Smooth sailing with this compact station-wagon on Finnish roads...

The seats are excellent for a "compact" driver like me (71 kg. and 174 cm.)! Can drive for hours and hours without getting tired or otherwise uncomfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2001

1995 Citroen ZX Volcane 8v 2.0i from Malaysia

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0i Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance137744 kilometres
Previous carFord Telstar

Summary:

Nothing beats Citroen on road handling

Faults:

Nothing repetitive, only expected wear and tear mechanical parts and the dashboard facial cracked and had to be replaced.

General Comments:

The cabin absorbs heat very quickly, but with tinting the windscreen I had the problem solved.

I just simply love the car, I wish I could have the 16v engine fitted to my unit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2001

1995 Citroen ZX Reflex 1.4 from Israel

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance85000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen Visa

Summary:

Rare combination of economical, roomy and fun to drive

Faults:

Right front disc was replaced at 80000 km.

General Comments:

Great car. Comfortable like any other Citroen, but without the problematic engine and suspension.

Good deal of economical engine, roomy and fun to drive.

The perfect compact car for the Israeli horrible roads.

Not my first and for sure not my last Citroen.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2001

1995 Citroen ZX Volcane 2.0 petrol from Israel

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carSeat Ibiza

Faults:

Frequentt brake lining changes.

Oil pressure gauge doesn't work.

Some lights on the instrument panel don't work

The driver's seat is squeaky and not stable.

Wind noise and squeaky plastic parts.

Water condensation cap failed and was replaced by an improved cap with a tighter spring (I live in a very hot country).

A/C compressor failed due water entering from beneath the car.

Rubber bands on the rear shelf lost their tension (on each and every ZX I saw).

General Comments:

Fun to drive, but lacks some punch.

Not as comfortable as the Citroen name may imply.

Small reliability problems.

Needs 20-30 bhp extra.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2000

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 26 reviews