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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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34 reader reviews for Citroën Saxo Hatchback.
  • 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!

  • 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!

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