1996 Citroen Saxo User Reviews

1996 Citroen Saxo Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars 2.7 / 5
  • Appearance:2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars 2.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars 2.6 / 5
  • Overall: 3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5

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Georgy writes:
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3

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Cheap to run and fantastic road handling in snow

Cons

No power!

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Saxo No Power! — It was a good little run- around. Fine for town and city but terribly gutless on the motorways! Looked good in East Coast Ltd Ed Blue but had no power whatsoever! Cheap to run and insure, fantastic road handling in the snow. Very low to the groud gives the impression it is a sports car when the power suggests otherwise. Restricted on room but easy to park!

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Jamie writes:
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4

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Everyone loved it! :P

Cons

The colour.. the chassis weakness.

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Citroen Saxo 1.1 — Well it was faster than i thought it would be.. Still beat a few 1.2 and 1.3s off the line. Which is think is good to be honest.. Crippled SO easily at 45mph crash.. Never again will i drive such a structually weak car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Christopher writes:
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its cheap road tax

Cons

everything

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Complete Get Me To From A To B Car — crap at performance leaks water when it rains or going through the carwash. no central locking no sun roof no cd player or ipod docking staion and the front drivers side bearing sounds like it is going to colapse at any corner

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mark writes:
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nothing

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everything

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My Piece Of Crap — this car is a piece of crap. overheats, drinks petrol and is 2 slow. build quility poor typical french crap. only thing good is smaal tyres in the rain make the car under steer and over steer for fun :( crap

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michiel writes:
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4

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Low running cost

Cons

little engine

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Great Car For Learning How To Drive — Performance in alright because it's a very light car. Hight speeds are not possible but acceleration is good for a 1.5 diesel. It doesn't cost much and you wont have many problems with it. A car I would recomend for peaple who are just learning how to drive, live in a great city, or who don't want to spend much money on a car.

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Alun writes:
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5

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Cute, nice colour

Cons

no power steering , A/C

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Saxo....little Car ..big Heart — The Saxo is a cute looking car, that looks small on the outside.....but sit inside and it feels as big as a Fiesta or an Astra, the saxo can comfortably seat 4 adults, the style and interior of the saxo are ageless and would still look modern in about 20 yrs time, This Saxo comes with the standard electric windows and tilt and slide sunroof, but you could be in for dissapointment if you like A/C or power steering. performance of the saxo is slow but the 1.1 engine can cruise the motorways doing 80mph all day at only just under 4000rpm in 5th gear. fuel economy is quite good ....Bristol to Blackpool and Back on a full tank........£35 to fill the 37 ltr tank The Saxo is easy to maintain and cheap to repair, ive had my Saxo for 10 years and it's passed an MOT first go everytime. since i've had this Saxo i've only had 2 breakdowns...... 1.....Gear linkage rubber perished. 2.....rear break shoe Bond failliure. as i said before both were easy to repair and little cost

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Louise writes:
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2

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just glad to be mobile

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too slow

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Fab Cars I Want — Im not into slow cars, but at the moment, my Saxo, it gets me about , it was a gift off my mam for my 40 birthday. my choice of cars would be a Mitsubushi evo lancer or maybe a Honda prelude. i also would love to own a Capri. i was spoilt with my last car as i owned a fab Mazda 6 exodus, but my tax ran out and it was CRUSHED.

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Kaspar writes:
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Good handling

Cons

French car

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2,0 L Engine In It, And Look At It Go.. — Performance- could`t have been better Build quality- It`s french mann Appearance- Not much to say, blue coulor Cost of ownership- ? Fun factor- lot`s of fun, small car good handling it had only the 8 valve engine, but was still a great car to drive and the blue metallic coulor was nice..

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Sarah writes:
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Reasonably good looking

Cons

Not very reliable

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My Second Car — I really liked this car to begin with but soon changed my mind when the engine cut out randomly whether I was doing 20mph down a country road or 70mph on the motorway!! Very scary. Three batteries and a lot of money later it turned out to be an electrical fault on the temp guage!!

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2003 Citroen Saxo Reviews

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2002 Citroen Saxo Reviews

Ultra Cool Looking Car Sporty, Fun To Drive Over All A Nice Car To Drive By Daniel

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Fun But Its Not A Respectable Car! By Charlie

A little nippy but nothing to brag about at all. Loads of different noises coming from all kinds of places, but its a cheap car to run and fun to drive. Could do with a decent service but I'm waiti... Read More

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2001 Citroen Saxo Reviews

Saxo Is A Good Fun Little Car 4 The Money Just A Shame Citreons Build Quality Is Poor By Jamie

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All In All If U Got The Time And Money Its A Nice Car By Lewis

all my car does is break all the time im fof ever fixing it if its not one thing its something else. but it looks nice. it aint got a big engine but it aint how fast the car is its how u drive it. so ... Read More

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2000 Citroen Saxo Reviews

All Round Not Bad Car Just Needs More Power By Gerry

for a first car yes but for a car for a family it aint to great you would need something a little bit better maybe all depends on the person performance aint brill if you wnated one with better perofm... Read More

Good For A First Car By lukenobrains

Good for a first car, or for doing low mileage, Upto 1000 miles a month it never missed a beat. After I got a job that required 400 miles per weekend, she just keeps breaking down! Cheap to run thoug... Read More

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1999 Citroen Saxo Reviews

Car By Angus

very good car always reliable good fun to drive . very quick acceleration good car never breaks down. cheap insaurance cheap tax. cheap car parts. it is a very fun car to drive on a scale of 1 to 10 i... Read More

Great Fun And Not Too Bad On Petrol Or Insurance By Finn

First car, great fun, cheap to run and insure and really nippy, it was good over long distances as well as runs round town, and was just a really great first car! Its main appeal was the fact it was s... Read More

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