Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    2 out of 5 stars

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36 reader reviews for Citroën Saxo Hatchback.
  • 1.1i First 3dr

    grahame warner-lees , lancashire . Date: 26/08/2015
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    I own a stock VTR this is saxo number 3 as I keep going back to them in-between owning a mk4 golf a clio sport. I like the saxo as its quick cheap and lots of fun, the pedals do take some getting use to and the materials used to build it are not the best quality. but when you are out and about in a old 53 reg black saxo it really surprises the new generation of hot hatch, mine has a different mid section on the exhaust so it has a nice deep sound and from standing it will out run many cars in a dash from the lights. you can take it on country lanes and absolutely hammer it at 60mph and it just will not let go of the road. so simple to drive and easy to live with. It can use lots of petrol if you keep your foot down and the clutch can become tiring in town driving. On the whole its an amazing motor if looked after and wont cause any head aches parts are easy to find and cheap and the size is not really an issue as im 6 foot and I fit perfectly. The 1.6 8v engine is so responsive. The car just wants to impress, mine has ABS brakes so an extra selling point I guess but I don't intend on selling this one.

  • 1.1i First 3dr

    Angela Nicholls , Warwickshire . Date: 22/02/2015
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My 2003 Saxo 1.1 Desire is honestly the best car I have ever owned (and it's my eleventh). It is fun to drive, economical, and I can fit my large dog comfortably in the boot. I've had it from new, it's now 12 years old and done 122,000 miles but it has been remarkably reliable for its age and mileage, with only minor problems like the CD player, cigarette lighter and remote central locking ceasing to function over the years. Realistically it's probably coming to the end of it's life now, but it's a measure of how brilliant it is that I am finding it really hard to come up with a comparable replacement. (Any suggestions, anyone?) So, if you find a lower mileage one with one careful lady owner (yes, that's me) it would definitely be worth looking at. Only problem - she's not likely to be getting rid of it.

  • 1.1i Desire 3dr

    Matt Hamill , Devon . Date: 29/10/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    My first car. The good old Citroen was my first love and what can I say for what I thought would be a bake bean can on wheels it was instead fantastic and for a 1.1 went like stink. The interior wasnt much to be desired but not many peoples first cars are. The mpg was average for a 1.1 petrol and the reliability was also average I only had to replace few parts over the couple of years I had it but the car had done 90000 miles so I expected this. The steering of the car was extremely fun and sensitive for an oldish car which I was surprised. I know the saxo is known as a chavs dream but I honestly loved this car and if you find yourself a good not modded one you are in for a treat as to this day it still goes down as one of the funnest cars I have driven. The only downside I would have was comfort. I am quite tall so often I found the saxo quite uncomfortable when on long journeys but the drive made up for this

  • 1.5D X 5dr

    martin mccluskey Date: 15/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    I have had a Saxo on loan from a garage for a week now while my VW Passat is undergoing major repairs. I've not driven a small car for a long time and am pleasantly surprised with this one.

    The only criticism i would have is that the pedals are too close together for anyone who drives wearing heavy shoes or working boots.

    There is a factory fitted immobiliser consisting of a keypad just in front of the gear stick. You have to enter a 4 figure PIN code before the car will start. Don't forget the number! I find this feature quite irritating.

    I can't comment on reliability, but the diesel engine is smooth running and doesn't sound strained even at motorway speeds. (This car is 10 years old and has 187,000 miles on the clock!)

    I would recommend the Saxo for anyone in the market for a small car, but go for one with PAS, as without it, the steering is heavy at low speeds.

    I would estimate the fuel consumption at 11 miles/litre or 50 mpg with a mixture of long distance and town driving.

    I'm enjoying driving this little car, and if they can't fix my Passat, i may even buy a Saxo myself!

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