Product Type: CitroŽn cars
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Citroen AX (aka mouse car)
Member Name: cat_t
Advantages: Excellent MPG, comfortable on long journeys.
Disadvantages: Someone used to modern cars might miss the gadgets (not us though!)
My partner and I have owned 3 cars together. The first a Lada from 1990, the second a Mk1 Transit from 1974, and the third a Citroen AX. The Citroen was the hardest purchase we made so far as we both love classic cars, so something like this seemed brand new to us! Despite our first doubts, on viewing the car it just felt *right* so we handed over our £300 and off we went.
We opted for the 3 door petrol car, rather than diesel as we know our way around a petrol engine. The diesel is rumoured to do 75mpg, however we've found our little car to not come far off. We recently took a 400 mile trip, and clocked the mpg (mixed - both in town and motorway) at 64mpg!
The interior of the car is very comfortable for us, although our taller friends can't get too comfy in the back seats, there is plenty of leg room in the front considering the cars size (hence the 'mouse car').
The 'extras' are very simple, no power steering here (but the car is so light it isn't a problem), manual windows in the front, sunroof (very 90s), analog clock, mile counter, fan, nice sized boot, heater, and no air-con or air-bags.
Mechanically these cars are really quite easy to work with and we've had a little fiddle about with no problems (changed a suspension mount and adjusted the headlight beam).
We chose the AX as we wanted something which did good MPG, without being a ''bubble'' (cars suddenly went bubble like in the late 90s!) and that's what we got, very pleased and recommend to anyone wanting something cheap, attractive and reliable.
Summary: Nice cheap little runner, rather attractive too.