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.
  • 1.1i 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.

  • 1.4i Exclusive 3dr

    Aaron Hollingsworth , East Riding . Date: 16/04/2006
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have a V reg 1.4i Saxo WestCoast limited,it comes with cd player, sunroof, electric windows, power steering and alloy wheels. the car handles well, I have had this car two years & I have only had to change the brake cable & clutch cable, You dont have to put your foot down to pick up speed as it is fast, its faster than a Ford Escourt on the motorway. it looks nice & sporty as its a Saxo VTR bodykit, but its a bit tight inside as Im 5`7. This car is well worth the money & the insurance is cheap.

  • 1.4i Desire Auto 5dr

    LEE BENGOUGH Date: 12/03/2006
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I drove my brother's V-registered 2000 Saxo 1.4i SX Auto five-door in Poseidon Blue, and it was a very nice car to drive.

    My brother, however, had to have the auto gearbox replaced when the Saxo was two years old, because oil had leaked into the gearbox.

  • 1.0i First 3dr

    Matthew Gusterson , Northamptonshire . Date: 09/03/2006
    • 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

    This is my first car - I've had it since last April, and so far I have found it to be exellent.

    It is entertaining to drive, and the little 1.0-litre engine feels alot faster than it is, with the best performance coming after 4000rpm.

    In terms of fuel consumption, I get 400 miles out of a tank of fuel before I need to stop at a petrol station.

    Although it is louder than most cars at high speed, I still find it enjoyable, but it can sometimes struggle along on the motorway, and there is a tiny rattle at high speeds.

    However, I have no problem with the driving position or the pedals, which you can easily get used to after a few days of driving.

    Power steering would be nice, as would anti-lock brakes. Otherwise, I would say my first car couldn't have been better, and I will certainly think about buying another one.

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