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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 5dr

    Amber Hickey Date: 28/09/2007
    • 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

    I have owned my Saxo 1.1i Expose for three years now, and I must admit I am really impressed with its reliabilty.

    OK, it lacks space and luxury, but for economical and practical reasons, it's fab.

    At first I hated the fact I was forced to buy it (from having a flashy BMW 325i coupe) due to having more children, but I am now glad, because it has honestly never let me down come rain or shine.

    It's cheap to run and nippy, too. I am desperate for an Alfa 156 now but will be sorry to see my little Saxo go.

  • 1.1i Forte 3dr

    Sean Hudson Date: 03/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned my 1.1i Forte since May 2002, and at just over five years old I have found it to be a fantastic car for the money I paid.

    OK the standard equipment isn't too good, but I don't spend as much time in it as I use to, and it therefore has everything that I need. There is a lot of road and wind noise flying through the cabin when travelling at speed, but this isn't very often.

    I currently only use it to travel about 20 miles a day. But in the second year of owning it I travelled over 120 miles a day. The driveability was brilliant, and the car was so responsive. Travelling on A roads, motorways, and inner city roads on this journey and this car has handled them all very well.

    The best thing about this car is the reliability, albeit apart from general wear and tear and the odd bump and scrape this car (touch wood) has never broken down anywhere. There have been many parts replaced on the car, but as previously stated these were just general wear and tear. Entire exhaust system has been replaced, had brakes and tyres done a few times, cambelt done at 75k, and most recently (at almost 100k) the cat converter and lambda sensors were changed, this may sound a lot but in a span of five years I think it is fantastic.

    It is currently at 102k and running more-or-less like the first day I bought it. I will be sad to see it go next year, but with our first child on the way a five door car would be more sufficient.

  • 1.1i Desire 5dr

    vivienne gunn , highlands . Date: 14/08/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought it with 63,000 miles on the clock and I have had nothing but problems with it.

    Firstly the electric windows, then both driveshafts, went, along with tracking rod ends and ball joints. I got the timing belt done on it and now the head is gone on the car and the car is not worth getting repaired.

    The only thing I will say about this car is that the parts are cheap and it's good to run on petrol.

  • 1.1i Forte 3dr

    Diane Cardwell , Highland . Date: 30/07/2007
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this W reg vehicle three years, and had it regularly serviced. It has only done 21,000 miles but the bonnet released whilst driving, breaking my windscreen and causing extensive damage to the body. The car may be written off.

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