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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 04/10/2008 by bluesaxovtsjames
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 more)
Written on: 31/08/2008 by bmw e30 (16 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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2007 by wiggo89
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 08/09/2006 by boyracer1986s
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 more)
Written on: 25/07/2006 by YATES
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 18/10/2005 by GibboR1 (1 review written)
I currently own a mk2 Citroen Saxo VTS, and I am more than pleased with its performance, handling and looks. I had a mk1 VTR which was decatted, had a green air filter and duplex exhaust, and was very quick, but when I test drove my VTS, I straight away realised this was the car for me. Driving slower around town in a kitted up VTS is excellent, as you can potter around and enjoy everyone's heads turning to hear the roar from your exhaust and air filter, and then when a nice bit of road... (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2005 by adz619
The Citroen Saxo VTS is one of the icons when it comes to modified cars. Its looks are of the kooks, BUT performance really lets it down. This is because the 1.6 and 1.8 engines do not deliver enough original horsepower for a really fast car. Also a top of the range MAGNEX manifold is likely to be cracked when power has exceeded 200BHP or so. (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2005 by gary hall 49 (1 review written)
The Citroen Saxo VTS is exillerating to drive. Once the revs are up the car is very quick off the mark. Good mid range accelleration makes overtaking easy.
Low profile tyres add to the handling qualities.
My car is not lowered as many are but it is still impressive on cornering. (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2005 by jaewatson (1 review written)
In all the Citroen Saxo VTS is a good fun car, and for me has made an ideal first car. I am very disappointed with the cars interior in my mk1 as most other saxo's have better seats. After my new exhaust k&n and lowering springs I think I will be much happier with the car. But the best aspect of the car is the reaction from the women. They all want a lift! (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2005 by Tom Feather
The Citroen Saxo VTS handles like a dream, have had several cars but this one is like a go-kart when laid into the corners at high speeds.
The performance is excellent even when doing 110. Form the lights you will leave just about everything behind.
When all clean and in black it looks beautiful.
For a car costing £12,000 you will get good basic features ABS, sunroof, EBA 4 airbags, heated electric mirror etc.
Has potential for tuning. With performance air filter it sounds... (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2005 by Alpine021 (1 review written)
Reading other reviews there are mixed opinions about the Citroen Saxo VTS.
I've been interested in cars since I was young and have always been picky when it comes to a new motor.
The VTS is a fantastic combination of looks performance and handling. There are few standard cars including sports versions that will pulll away quicker and you feel this pace througout the later gears (not just 1st and second) if you take it above about 4000 revs.
The converse to this is you can also drive it... (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2004 by Lej (1 review written)
I have recently bought my Citroen Saxo VTS and I am more than happy with the car (so far). Although its no cossie beater, for the price that I paid for it (under 3k for an R reg thats done only 45k miles) I am safe in the knowledge that I can pull up to the traffic lights and show up most 'hot hatches' that cost four times the amount that I paid!
People slate the interior, but I don't think theres too much to complain about. It's a citroen, not a Bentley! Anyway, who cares what the... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2004 by c412lo5
This Citroen Saxo VTS is a great little car, all my mates say its a girls car but it aint so girly when I whip past them on a slip road, 0-60 can be achieved in bout 7.5 seconds(which is 1 second slower than honda r-type)it revs up to 7000rpm but I would say 6000rpm is a max after that you wont get much more power. Handling is great and if lowered would be better. I've had mine up to 130mph which is what stats say it can do. Anyone who disses that sort of speed needs their heads testing. Its... (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2004 by saxomoder (1 review written)
I got one of these recently and while i was driving it home i kept on thinking of what i wanted to do and the first thing I thought of was a body kit and paint. I had these done a couple of days ago along with replacing hand brake and brake cables for saftey. My car is very popular on the streets at home boasting green neons and big soundstream system. (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2004 by johnnysaxo (2 reviews written)
The Citroen Saxo VTS is a nice car but unfortunately Citroen couldn't deliver the complete package! If this car was reliable and backed up with a good dealer then it would be worth getting and the poor interior could be ignored as you don't really notice it when you are grinning from ear to ear. Unfortunately this isn't the case and it has put me off French cars for life! Have heard of people having head gaskets go on these too although I must have been lucky!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2003 by Larry (1 review written)
After much looking around and checking different cars in terms of initial cost, then insurance, and parts availability i went for the Citroen Saxo VTS. I had been looking at 106 GTi's and Mazda MX5's but the longterm costs werent good.
Bought the VTS a week ago, managed to buy it from a family in Guildford as a T-Reg with 43,000 on the clock, only just being run in. Took alot of searching as there arent many around London being Sold.
The VTS is the big brother of the VTR, the VTS having... (read more)
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