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.
  • 1.1 SX 3dr

    Andrew Hood Date: 17/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My dad bought this from new - ex demonstrator - and he loved it although it was small. I bought it from him when it was 5 yr old. It certainly looked the part, even the number plate the factory put on said SAX. 1.1i engine was nippy and the handling was excellant - sadly thats where it stops being great. Body panels are very thin and flimsy. Gear change is notchy, especially 3rd. And despite paying Citroen £150 to fix an oil leak - i still ended up doing it myself because they didnt believe it was leaking... (it was from the lower seal of the block near the crank). Rust started kicking in underneath by this time too. Inside however was pleasant, good looking dash and plastics. Funky colours and quite refined - engine/wind/road noise levels all good for a small car. Bit of a boy racer car though, spoils the image.

  • 1.6i VTS 3dr

    john gleeson , merseyside . Date: 17/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    this cars ia superb! fast fun go cart that will leave most cars standing, i have owned a 1.8 sri corsa and i thought that was fast until i got my vts. the only downside is the fuel consumption its not great as i find 25mpg as an avarage not 33 like citroen say. thrash it and ul drop below 20! but i would recomend this little sport car to any1 thats looking to find themselfs a little fun car, handling is also superb and the car looks great. great drive outstsanding performance good value for money. go and get 1

  • 1.6i VTS 3dr

    lee green Date: 05/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought a vts model on an s plate 1998 model, The trim level was very basic and the stereo was not very good compared to modern cars but the engine combined with the light weight of the car made for a great driving experience.

    The car was very quick at accelerating and could leave most things behind of the lights but unfortunitally i had to part with a lot of money to keep this car going. New exhaust, steering rack, suspention, drive shaft discs, and the thing kept leaking so had to sell it.

    Going to buy another one but one that has been looked after properly.

    In summary a great car to drive but needs to be well maintained

  • 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!

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