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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.
  • 1.4i 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.

  • 1.1 X 5dr

    nikki jackson Date: 10/11/2005
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I think this car is brilliant!!! (Although I have recently replaced the front brakes).

    It drives nice and the small cabin area is perfect because I am only a little one!

    It is cheap to run and insure. Over all very nice. x

  • 1.1i Desire 3dr

    Andrew Ling , Cleveland . Date: 16/08/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car is a natty little runabout. Would pass the 'Ronseal test'. Handles well, engine is sound and more powerful than it suggests. Cabin needs some rethinking!

    Pros: Cheap to run with sunroof, elec windows, audio equipment and immobiliser as standard. Excellent economy both on normal roads and motorways. Reliable. Boot space is better than most cars of its class. Remote central locking.

    Cons: Very, very noisy at medium revs and speeds so I hope you like your music loud! Driving position is awful if you're tall or have big feet (like I do size 12) and it's all to easy to be breaking and accelerating at once.

    In general this is an ok car, especially for the money!

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