A good cheap car.After owning 3 saxo's i can clearly say they are nice cars to drive.At first they take some getting used too due to the pedals being quite close.They handle well and they are quite nippy due to the weight of the car!None of my saxo's have ever let me down. Parts are very cheap which is allways a bonus and are a good first car if you want to modify them.
The only downside is the build quality isnt to good.They are not good in a crash and not really suitable as a family car.But they are a good cheap commuting car or run suitable for the cost of fuel nowaday's!
These cars are very easy to work on and most jobs can be done yourself which also saves money.A good car for someone interested in modifying!Would i buy another saxo again,yes i would.
A nice all round car for the price they are!
I owned an R reg Citroen Saxo 1.4i from 2000 - 2004.. The reason I got it was that I had to buy a 'sensible' car after having 2 high performance hot hatches blow up on me...nothing to do with my driving I hasten to add!
Mine was white and pretty non descript looking, however it had a sunroof and electric windows. I had the one whereby you had a keypad in the centre console where you had to enter a 4 digit number to turn off the immobiliser each time you got in it...
The biggest and only issue I had with this car was this immobiliser. I was actually unable to change the code from when I bought it at the garage... it ended up with Citroen who took out some of the components and replaced them and still they couldn't change it... so for me this was a bit of a problem...fortunately nobody broke into it for the time I had it...
I had the 2 door version and one thing that did irritate me was the door handles as these were flat against the bodywork which looked nice, but it has a lever that you have to pull up to open it... I did find that this scratched really easily and it did look a bit untidy by the time I part exchanged it in 2004.
Overall, it was very economical on fuel and being a 1.4i it did hold its own against most of the smaller cars and had a bit of poke when required to pull out a bit sharpish... After going from a 205 1.9 GTI to this was a bit of a shock for performance and handling but I soon adjusted to the power difference...
As it was 4 years old when I bought it I didn't have to worry about a dealership warranty or anything so I used to pay my local garage £50.00 to service her as they are quite a basic car under the engine and it never failed an MOT...
It was comfortable to drive for me, but I do think that this is a really personal choice and decision. I used to drive hundreds of miles on occasions and never had any discomfort with the driving position, however on motorways in the wet, you certainly noticed the wind and the puddles would send you sidewards if you went over 50mph...
This was my first car to drive when i first passed my test and it was perfect, can say a bad word about it, it was quick, reliable and economically sound. I only got rid off it because it was old and i fancied a change and got a seat ibiza which is equally as good.
For a 1.4 this car was incredible quick at acceleration, and it provided me with a smooth comfortable ride. There was all the necessary features, the electric windows, central locking, cd player and radio, it was quite a small car though and 3 people in the back and 2 in the front and it could get quite cramped.
The car never give me any problems when i had it and apart from its servicing nothing was every done to it, apart from when my dad crashed it but thats another story! :).
I would recommend this car to young drivers, maybe those who have just passed there test, it is a good car to start to drive with and did a great job for me.
i bought the car for my girlfriend for wen she passes her test,ive ad it bout 2mths now,so thought id write a review on it,,the disadvantages bout the saxo is to cramy in side nearly impossable 2 fit 5 people in,an who ever is in the back has no leg room at all,the seats arnt very comfy niether, the boot is only small too,my girlfriend as recently ad a little boy,so we ad to find a pram to fit in the boot so ya no wot im sayin,the hanbrake cable keeps slackning ive took it to local garage bout 3 times in 2mths,the mechanic said its a common fault wiv saxos so there ya av it. i payed £2000 for the car on a t reg,70000 miles,12mths mot no tax,private sale,which is not bad,its not a family car,but cause my girlfriend just passed her test she wanted sumthin small sporty and this is the car with the advantages great lookin car handles like a go kart,fuel ec i get 46 miles off £5,insurance is cheap 2 £900 4 my girlfriend who is 19 fully comp which is not bad,power steering,great car 4 first time drivers,looks very sporty wiv the kit on it,so i wud recomend saxo if yav not got a big family
Before I start my opinion on the Citroen Saxo, I would like just to let you know that I don’t actually own this car, but am very near to purchasing one. I have trawled through internet sites, opinions, magazines and company reps to gain the knowledge that I have; I hope it helps anyone interested in the Citroen Saxo! The following in formation is based on the model that I am considering purchasing which is; A NEW (New number-plate) Saxo Furio 1.4 LOOKS The Citroen Saxo is one of the best looking small car around; and by far the most sporty looking. It’s new front lights recently introduced both make the car look sporty and expensive. The full body kit and alloy wheels available on the Furio up to the VTS make this car look brilliant, there are a nice touch. ENIGNE There are many different engine capacities available from the very economical 1.1 litre, to the very sporty 1.6 16v, if you can afford the petrol and insurance costs. The 1.4 litre combines a bit of everything, economy and a bit of bite ideal for city and motorway driving. QUALITY After extensively looking over and examining the car I have come to the conclusion that the overall quality of the Saxo cars and more specifically the 1.4 Fuiro, would be said to be average. While the exterior is very good quality coming with the full body kit, a nice looking sturdy exhaust and god air flow intakes at the front, the same can’t be said for the interior. The interior in my opinion in very poor. It’s all very, very simple, which I suppose is ideal for those wanting to keep the cost of the car down, but I do feel that they could have improved it. What were my concerns? 1. There was no steering height adjust. 2. No seat height adjust 3. No rotory knob for seat angle, just a dodgy leaver. 4. The Saxo has a very low roof, my head was just touching the roof, and my height is
just under six ft. 5. The pedals were extremely cramped and was also very small. PRICE/INSURANCE The SAXO 1.4 Furio comes in at about £8,995 with one a year old costing about £8,495; you may as well get a new one!. The Saxo (1.4) would be generally good on petrol so not to many worries there, and is placed in an insurance grouping of 5. FEATURES The Saxo comes with very little features indeed those that are available are listed below. 1. Driver airbag 2. CD stereo 3. Full body kit 4. Rear wing 5. Alloy wheels SALES REPS The sales rep that I talked to in the garage, didn’t seem to be to be that pleases to see us, well that’s the feeling I got anyway; we couldn’t get any sort of a smile out of him. As an example of the service, we also own a Citroen Xantia, in which we have had trouble with the remote central locking. We knew it was the batteries because the little flashing red light on the key wasn’t working. When we asked him for new batteries, he said we would have to book the whole car in for a service! What a rip off; it would have probably cost about £250. VALUATION Saxos hold there value relatively well but not as good as others like the Volkswagens, e.g. the Polo. The hold abut 38% of there value in 4 years. In the garage there was an R ‘Reg’ going for £5,995. RELIABLITITY I cant say to much about this aspect of the car, but what I can say is that the Citroen Xantia that we also own is very reliable. Until I actually own the car I can’t comment to much. STREET CRED The Saxo has the highest ‘Street cred’ of any car; it’s the new Nova (if you know what I mean). This is because the Saxo is extremely customisable; everything can be changes, eyelids on lights etc, a large amount of youngsters own then. DEALS Recently Citroen have been advert
ising the Saxo with a years free insurance, so I enquired about it. It seem like it’s got stringent conditions like many other car deals, so sadly for me you have to be over 21 to be able to take advantage of the offer. SUMMARY/CONCLUSION A brilliant looking car, but what good is it if you can’t drive it. You have got to decide mainly for yourself. If your short, have small feet and are used to smaller cars you may not notice it, but if like me, completely the opposite, you may have trouble. My next point of call will be to have a test drive, driving it is the most important part of the car. I am sure that anyone unsure about this car with have there made up after a test drive. If anyone has a Saxo and has any views on what it's like to dive, I would be very gratful of any comments. Thanks
It took me a long time to choose a suitable replacement for my Peugout 205 XS, but I found it in the Citreon Saxo 1.4 Westcoast. Its a limited edition, with the same body kit as the VTR i.e fog lights and sporty arches, but it has a Mango yellow trim interior to match the Mango yellow Exterior. It gives me comfort, in sporty seats, headrests and smaller pedals, perfect for the girls!, although perhaps a little to close together. It alo gives me class in the CD player,electric windows and sunroof. I get around 320 miles for a tank of about £29.00 which is very good and I get a very comfortable journey. It revs lower than my Pug to I save money that way, and I still have the power when I put my foot down. I Paid £6k for my new baby, and I am very pleased with it, I would highly recomend it, and for those car enthusiasts out there, it has potential for alloys and body kit!