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Written on: 07/05/2011
I see lots of reviews across the internet and the forums criticizing these cars for being 'unreliable' or 'impractical' or the newest favourite referring to 'shoddy build quality' and so on. To a certain extent all of this is true.
These cars aren't likely to pull 300,000 miles with only routine maintenance like a Volvo or VAG machine.
These cars don't offer great running costs, with more than extortionate Tax (£245 a year at the last check), 30-35mpg with fairly economical driving, and Group… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/06/2009
I have got a saxo vts on a 99 plate and its now done 78000. Ive had no problems with my car and actually in th e process in buying a new car but not managed to find one that live up to the expectations of the saxo. Great fun car to drive and very quick for a small car! Does beats many people from the lights. The only problem i had it when i first brought it, the radiater went but since then everything is good. Would reccomment these to anyone who looking for fun quick car!… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/12/2008
A saxo 16v is a good car (if you're lucky) with a high revving engine wich likes to revv al the way.
Good standard noise Some parts are way to expensive
pretty noisy from bodyparts tokking inside the car… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/10/2008 by bluesaxovtsjames (1 review written)
Fast ride really go like mad after 60mph it shocking for a little car easy to drive and good for long trips. Part abt same price as ford not expensive like Peugeot or Renault good equipment like heated mirrors. Electric mirrors window anti-lock breaks airbags. Recommend it. Had no probs with mind except airbag light and eng management just needed clearing. 35quid main dealer. Rec mend after suspension kit might be a bit softer. Seat lovely on 2001 y reg… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/08/2008 by bmw e30 (21 reviews written)
I've owned both a new shape Citroen Saxo VTS and my current VTS and I can definetely say the VTS is in a different league, as someone mentioned the VTR is a warm hatch that is 'nippy' whereas the VTS is the flyer. The gearboxes are the definite weak point, my 75,000 one will crunch 2-3 and now 3-4 if you change gear quick-ish. It gets a lot of stick though so I can't really knock it, the engines are just so sweet, they are rev happy engines right up to 7000 and just 'hum' along around 4000revs… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/07/2008 by aem82 (1 review written)
Easy to play with. I use mine for trackdays so it's lowered, yellow stuff brake pads, free flow exhaust and a air filter with heat shield (be wary of the filters aimed ant the 'chav' culture in modifying, all they do is suck hot air into the engine).
Also has a Unichip fitted to recalibrate the engine to the modifications.
Still not the quickest car out there but with sorted brakes and handling in a light weight chassis it can out perform a lot of things on road and on track with a decent… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/04/2008
I only had it couple weeks payed 2495 fsh 2 owners y reg. Def worth every penny. Easy to park n the drive exllent. Dont knock a Citroen. 100percent better than my old astra, I feel my age 22 that 46 driving my old 1.6 8v astra that got no kick… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/02/2008 by 00Pibo (1 review written)
I was lucky enough to purchase a 30,000 mile one owner Citroen Saxo VTS - in silver for £3800, its been quality to drive and I am guessing I will only know how good I had it when I purchase a 'family car'! Top handling, no mechanical problems, some electronic stuff like the alarm sensors not working properly from the off, airbag warning lights have come on the dash board after about 60,000 miles. But I can forgive that because its a driving car. Its got 73,000 on the clock and still going… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/01/2008
My Citroen Saxo is very quick 0-60 in 3.0 sec, I have done many upgrades to achieve this. Max speed now I estimate at 165mph, but I am too scared to push it. My mate loves his VTR more than I love my VTS but thats life!… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/12/2007
I have owned a 1997 R plate VTR, and a 1999 T plate VTS, and can say there is a vast difference between them.
First off is the obvious speed difference, I wouldnt call the VTR 'slow' but the VTS makes the most of the extra 8 valves. The VTR is 'nippy' and is along the same lines as a Corsa B GSI. The VTS, is a quick little car, my engine was un-modified.
The 97 VTR didnt really give me alot of trouble within the engine, it was the build quality that let it down, my drivers side door literally… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/08/2007 by wiggo89 (1 review written)
I would recommend this car to anybody between 18-25! It is such a fun car to drive. The handling is excellent no matter what speed your doing round pretty much any corner! It beats a fair chunk of cars off the lights, most models up to a 1.6/1.8 depending on the year. As I said before you can pout little things on VTR's to make them look good. for example in mine I have put an induction kit on it to give it a bit of a roar, I've lowered it 40mm all round, tinted the windows, put a minor bodykit… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/08/2007 by jazzRS360 (15 reviews written)
Have got a few cars in my household and the Citroen Saxo VTS is now one of them, in place of my boy's VTR. Group 14 insurance initially seems stupid, build quality is below par and there is no glovebox oddly enough. Economy is not all that great either for a small car, at just 34mpg, and its pricey to tax too.
If you can live with those shortcomings, you will have yourself a small hot-hatch hero. It's just so much fun to drive, with it's old school charm. No electronic gizmos ruining things… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/11/2006 by shotley100 (1 review written)
I have owned my Saxo VTS for three years and would recommend it to anyone who is considering buying one. I bought mine from a specialist garage and have to admit I was a bit of a sceptic because of the French connection to begin with! (I owned a Renault 19 16v which spent more time in the garage than Clarkson's GT40!) I can honestly say though, I have never looked back and couldn't part with it now!
I drove a VTR before my purchase and have to say that I was left feeling a little… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/11/2006 by Michaela18 (2 reviews written)
I have had this Citroen Saxo VTS car nearly 2 months now and I love it. I'm usually quite bad with cars, I get bored but I can't see me getting bored of this. The speed of this car is just amazing and how quick it picks up, well I'm just chuffed to bits with it!
Not only does it go fast and stick to the road, it also looks good. It's a head turner! I would recommend this car to anyone as I have found mine so reliable.
Thanks… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/10/2006 by Dr Gonzo (4 reviews written)
I beg you. Don't buy a Citroen Saxo VTS. Get a CRX SiR instead and save your dignity and respect. Plus girls like it a lot more than a tarted up, French shopping trolley with a chassis set up by neanderthals with a bias towards under steer. Verdict: Smells of garlic and lots of visits to the dealer. Steer clear. Unless you have one, in which case you'll be steering into a tree… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/09/2006 by boyracer1986s (1 review written)
My Citroen Saxo VTS does 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and 60-0 in 3.2 seconds, it does 143mph top speed and sticks to the road like glue, even in sharp corners at 100mph. It has to be the ultimate small car, well it would be if the interior was better as standard… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/07/2006 by YATES (1 review written)
My Citroen Saxo VTS was a very fast car and it just stuck to the road an pulled like a train, was just simply the best hatchback I have ever driven although it was heavy on petrol. I'd still highly recommended and would have another one any day of the week… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/02/2006 by danno01992 (1 review written)
Ive had my Citroen Saxo VTS 1.6 16v for 6 months now, and am overall very pleased with it.
I'll try and give you a run down of my opinions of the different parts of the car, what it's like to drive, and it as a package.
Engine: Brilliant, 1.6 16v, responsive, power stacked (130bhp from the 2000 model upwards) which, in an 898 kilo car, is really quite something!
Brakes: Not confidence inspiring at first, they're pretty wooden, and take some getting used to. Some softer pads would sort this… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/01/2006 by astra turbo (1 review written)
I have a Astra SRi Turbo 52 reg ,with 250 bhp,5 sec 0-60 sprint and 162 flat out at Santa Pod!!
I have just bought a Citroen Saxo VTS it's a nice car but that's all it is. In no where near the league as my Astra Turbo, she would destroy Saxos within the first few yards. More comfortable, refined,and handling than the Saxo any day, but it is a different class!!… Read Full Review
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