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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35 reader reviews for Citroën Saxo Hatchback.
  • 1.0i First 3dr

    becky shute , devon . Date: 19/09/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had my 1.0-litre Saxo since November last year. I think this is a lovely car, and hasn't caused me any trouble apart from it needing a new oxygen sensor when it went for its MoT.

    It handles the road well, and is nippy for a 1.0-litre. Insurance wasn't too expensive and it only sips fuel. The pedals do feel a bit squashed together at first, but once you're used to them they are fine, especially as I'm only small.

    However, power steering would be nice, and it does struggle up steep hills and with people in the back, but apart from that I can't fault it.

  • 1.6i VTS 3dr

    ben ashley-rogers , avon . Date: 17/07/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    i have previously owned a mk3.5 fiesta, 2.0l 150bhp engine, now own a vts and this car is great, acceleration in all gears is excellent, really smooth drive and great fuel economy, there are alot of comments about the cabin size, i'm 6'5" tall 21stone and size 11 feet, and i really dont have any trouble at all, did a 4hr drive in it a couple of weeks ago and i was all good, the only bad bits is it is a bit noisey, and the dash and inside is very plastic, but over all it was an awesome buy, although the vtr is les to insure and tax, but the 16v engine is well worth the extra couple of pounds

  • 1.1i Desire 5dr

    rodney bradford Date: 04/07/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Never have I been so glad to get rid of a car as I was with the Saxo.

    It was noisy and uncomfortable - I could go on with a long list of negatives for the Saxo. I have just bought a Proton Savvy, the best buy I have ever made.

    I can recommend to anyone wanting to buy a small car for a decent price - buy a Proton Savvy.

  • 1.1i SX 3dr

    Craig Russell Turner , South Yorkshire . Date: 10/06/2006
    • 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 owned my 1996 P-registered Saxo for almost a year. Being a Citroen man and having owned AXs, I have to say the Saxo is a big step forward.

    It's been exceptionally reliable (touch wood) and is an entertaining drive, though being nearly 6ft tall, my right leg hurts on a long journey.

    That said, it's excellent and for a 1.1, it's suprisingly quick and has enough power.

    It's no DS or CX, but it is great and underated. I'd recommend it, and it's much better than a Ford Fiesta.

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