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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.
  • 1.1i 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 :)

  • 1.6i VTR 3dr

    Loz Ager , Surrey . Date: 03/01/2008
    • 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Have had mine for 6 years and still love it. It's done 95000 miles now with no engine or mechanical failures yet. Still drives and handles like a go-kart which I enjoy. Still looks smart and distinctive in my opinion.

    Only problems have been due to expected wear and tear really. I'd recommend replacing the water seal on the sunroof though to prevent problems with the electrics caused by leaks.

    The clutch and steering are quite heavy compared to today's new cars.

    Enjoy!

  • 1.1i Desire 3dr

    James Muir , East Sussex . Date: 27/10/2007
    • 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had this car for about 7 months now. It is very reliable, starts up first time, every time. It is a really funcar to drive although there are a lot of rattles from the cabin that get quite annoying even on shorter journeys. It handles all roads well and is great fun on country roads and pulls almost indecently strongly for a 1.1. It has had to have some replacement parts since I've had it. The whole exhaust system had to be replaced as it started to sound like a Subaru Impreza as the whole exhaust system was rusted through. It is quite cheap to run though, insurance and tax are reasonable and isn't too heavy on fuel consumption and parts are cheap. Overall I think this is a great car to own.

  • 1.1i Forte 3dr

    Iain Jordan , Tyen and Wear . Date: 24/10/2007
    • 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I own a 2001 1.1 Forte. It is my first car and have owned it for about 6 months. As a first car it ticks the boxes - cheap to run, cheap insurance and cheap parts. Unfortunately the interior is lacking and build quality can also suffer. Reliabilty is good, its on 55,000 and I've done 7k of those with no problems (just new rear wheel barings and front ball joint following service). The ride can be noisy even at slow speeds but turn the radio up and it soon goes away! Overall a good purchase, but I will be trading up after one years ownership.

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