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Citroën Saxo (96 - 03) review

(1996 - 2003)
Citroën Saxo (96 - 03)
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What used Citroën Saxo hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Citroën Saxo hatchback?

Definitely not. They are very cheap to buy and have already lost so much value from new that any future drops will be tiny. And, although Saxos aren't the most reliable cars around, spares are cheap and most jobs are simple enough for any skilled mechanic to perform in his sleep.

Insurance is cheap, too, and most Saxos fit within groups 3 or 4, though the VTR is in group 9 and the VTS group 12. That's expensive by Saxo standards, but good for such warm hatches.

All except the VTR and VTS will return 40mpg, while the diesel is good for 50mpg. Consumption for the sporty versions can dip below 30mpg if they're driven hard. Servicing is every 12,500 miles for petrols and 10,000 for the diesels, and all require a cambelt change after 60,000 miles and/or five years.