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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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33 reader reviews for Citroën Saxo Hatchback.
  • 1.1i Forte 3dr

    Emma Thorne , Bucks . Date: 04/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This was my first car, and i didnt want to part with it, so i made my mum buy it, and 6 years on and its still going well, and she loves it as much as i did!

    Good reliable car, thats cheap to run and insure.

    The body work is good, the interior on this model is fun, with funky coloured seat belts and yellow gear knob and locks! Interior is roomy for a small hatchback and boot is sufficient.

    The only thing that i disliked about this car was the lack of power steering, it can be very heavy without it! But i did buy the basic model so its my fault!

    Overall excellent car, cheap to tax, insure and good fuel consumption! Would recommend!

  • 1.1i Desire 5dr

    rod bradford Date: 19/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is the worst car I have ever driven.

    If you want a nice, cheap, value-for-money small car, buy a Proton Savvy Style.

  • 1.1 SX 3dr

    Sarah Taigel Date: 10/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I got my 1.1 SX P reg Saxo as a replacement for a 1.0 AX (a car full of er character!) and all the things I liked about that car are in this one in bucketloads but without the tin pot feel. The saxo boot is huge, and with the seats down I have moved house, carried gear to gigs and carried home heavy loads from DIY stores. The only time that she hiccups on starting is in very damp conditions but has often been left for a week or more and starts first time.

    Performance wise mine has suffered a bit from age and over the last year only being used as a runaround, she is much better acceleration wise if used more often. The car is always obvious when something is wrong, I have kept up with servicing and any niggles I do get checked out. Accident wise she bumped a renault megane and the bigger car came off worse, had it not been for wet roads she would have stopped as well! Didn't even crack a headlight!

    This car is fun and forgiving, insurance wise she is cheap and living on a terrace row she is very easy to park!

  • 1.1i Desire 3dr

    S Densley Date: 19/01/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've had mine for near-on 7 years now (brought June 2001 and glad to read those built after 2000 are a lot more reliable), This statement I would agree with. This car has been lovely to drive (even on the coldest and wettest of weather) and seems to have got better over the years (especially petrol consumption despite the rise in cost of petrol). Anyway, I do a good mixture of both town and motorway driving and for it's engine size, don't do too bad for a car this size, I've even driven all the way from London to Sunderland and back on at least 3 occasions (650 mile round trip each time at least!!) and it sat quite nice and comfortable driving all the way on that motorway. The only downside I find is the cost of running, mainly servicing costs etc, however my local Citroen garage have now cottoned onto this and now offer their customers a great price for their Saxo annual services. Which has been a result !!! Other than that, if anything has gone wrong, its when the garage have forgotten to do something or replace something (Bldy forgetful mechanics!!) As for the boot (which I read here was described as being small) I would dispute that fact as compared to other cars I've seen, this is definitely a large boot, I've managed to fit no end of stuff in the back including one full sized large Bernese Mountain dog who is able to turn around, lay down etc quite comfortably. As said previously: TREAT IT GOOD AND IT GIVES BACK TO YOU :)

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