Used Citroën Saxo 1996 - 2003 review

Category: Small car

Section: What is it like?

Citroën Saxo (96 - 03)
  • Citroën Saxo (96 - 03)
  • Citroën Saxo (96 - 03)
Used Citroën Saxo 1996 - 2003 review
Star rating

What's the used Citroën Saxo hatchback like?

The Saxo is small, light and basic - an old school supermini. It comes with three or five doors, but neither version offers much space inside. What's more, the wheel and seat height are fixed and the pedals are offset to the left, so making yourself comfortable can be quite tricky.

A driver's airbag comes as standard, but that's it for safety kit, though VTS models have anti-lock brakes. A 2001 model tested by Euro NCAP achieved two stars for occupant safety and two for pedestrian protection - both some distance behind more modern rivals.