1995 Citroen ZX Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1995 Citroen ZX Aura Hatchback 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles
Previous carFord Sierra 1.8LX

Summary:

Comfy and practical

Faults:

Rear brakes rubbing (two attempts by main agent to fix) and front washer problem (would start squirting water at windscreen, then at tailgate, fixed by new pump).

All the above fixed under warranty by the dealer.

General Comments:

I bought this car with one primary goal in mind, better fuel economy than my previous petrol Sierra. In this respect it has exceeded my expectations by never returning less than 50MPG (11 Mi/L) irrespective of how it is driven. This equates to some £50+ in my pocket each month.

It has the best ride quality of any car I've driven in it's class, is superbly comfortable and not tiring to drive.

Despite a soft suspension, handling is excellent, meaning that one can conserve momentum on cross-country roads/roundabouts, which is important as the normally aspirated diesel engine is not exactly quick.

It has some good design features, the sliding rear seat being one of the most unusual - the seat can slide forward to allow children to still be seated in the rear, whilst increasing luggage space hugely.

Main agent labour and parts prices are wallet-crippling - find a good independent specialist that buys parts from a good french parts specialist (Comark in the UK). You will get the same parts the main agent uses, with the same (or sometimes better) warranty at a fraction of the price:- e.g. Main agent headlamp price £110, same part from an independant specialist half that price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2000

16th Jan 2001, 16:48

I can only concur with all of the points made. I have a run a 1992 model exactly the same with now 120,000 miles on the clock, except for 1 battery, 1 exhaust and 1/2 way 6 individual tyres, 1 set new pads/discs. 1 rear re-line, absolutely everything original and going strong. Never fails to start, never lets me down. More than can be said for my '96 Xantia TDLX Estate. Leave them alone.

Why the ZX was deemed a dull car on that well known BBC motoring programme I'll never know. Perhaps it's because it doesn't do 4 wheel sideways skids at 160 mph on a deserted runway. Get real for goodness sake.

20th Sep 2002, 08:03

I have had a 96-Aura for three years and 70.000 km, as the second owner. I had to replace the rear brake-disks when I bought it, but the dealer did it without charging me. After that, I've only replaced the front brake-pads, some lighting in the instrument panel, and the rear exhaust parts. I guess my total yearly costs come to about 300 pounds besides normal maintenance. I'm very satisfied with the car! My ex-girlfriend got pissed because she couldn't get the car to skid and perform roundabouts outside her house. I guess you can blame that on the self-steering rear wheels. They provide excellent ride though!

1995 Citroen ZX Advantage 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired80 miles
Most recent distance128 miles
Previous carPeugeot 205 GRD

Summary:

A good motorway slogger/cruiser

Faults:

Alternator, headlamp, front brake pads and lots of interior illumination bulbs blowing. No sooner do I put them in than they blow. It doesn't help that the interior illumination is on with the ignition on.

General Comments:

Overall I am very satisfied with the car, its standard of comfort is very high, although the performance is a little on the slow side.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2000

3rd Feb 2001, 09:03

This review is interesting. I have a 1995/6 ZX, nice car, reliable, but I have had similar problems with bulbs in the dashboard display, also problems with the headlight bulbs.

75,000 miles - new clutch and alternater.

1995 Citroen ZX Advantage 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10

Faults:

Nothing serious - seems to go through a lot of headlight bulbs.

General Comments:

Very reliable, good performance (for a diesel), very economical. An excellent work horse. Mine has done 123k miles and is still running like new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th November, 1999

1995 Citroen ZX SX 5 door 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10

Faults:

Battery was ko a bit soon at 45,000 miles.

General Comments:

Very good performance and driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 1998

1995 Citroen ZX Aura 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

Front Discs replaced after 1 week - out of true.

Electric sunroof had to be re-tracked.

New steering wheel (airbag) replaced as result of general recall.

All above done under warranty.

General Comments:

Single wiper not very efficient in drizzle or heavy rain.

Comfortable and sporty car (for a diesel).

No engine noise intrusion other than at tick-over.

Average m.p.g. mostly urban driving 39.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 1998

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