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Citroen Saxo (1997 - 2003)

4

1.5 sx diesel

reviewed by darwen on 27 November 2010
4
Overall rating
2
How it drives
4
Fuel economy
3
Running costs
5
Cost of maintenance and repairs
3
How practical it is
4
How you rate the manufacturer
5
Overall reliability

RELIABLE AS HELL AND DEAD CHEAP TO RUN

I bought this car as I needed something cheap to run. I drove a 15 mile motorway comute followed by a 20 min stuck in traffic crawling for 2 miles every day for 3 years in it. Purchased the car with 188k in summer 06 (it had been clocked and thought i was getting a car with 88k) and have sold it with 220k. I changed the oil and filter myself every 4 months which possibly helped to keep it going! And I would get about 450 miles from a tank full which i though was brilliant.
IIt passed all it MOTs with only minor work ever being needed, hand brake adjustment, brake pads etc. It needed a clutch and an exhaust doing while i had it - again this was really cheap to get done.
I ran out of fuel once and used a can to fill up till i could get to the services. I then accidently filled with pertol. I didnt realise till the next day when it started to judder blowing white smoke from the exhaust. It took me ages to hand pump this out but then I filled her back up with diesel and she started. That was last year and it has still started first time ever since - bulletproof engine.
It was awefull to steer at speeds and would often skid out. Even with new pads and disks it wasnt the best car for stopping sharply!

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