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ROCKY

AdvantagesNippy little car with plenty of room

DisadvantagesVery 'plastic' feel to some parts

"...this being mended with genuine Citroen parts, my dad and brother fixed it with a huge bolt ~ problem solved. After talking to other Citroen owners of cars from this kind of era, this is common. Overall, I loved Rocky and I'll let you into a secret ~ I STILL own it and would never sell it. Rocky has 122,000 miles on the clock now and the engine is still sounding good. Just goes to show that this car can really be worth purchasing as I personally travelled ..." Read review
06.06.2013

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Community Level 2parkieskyw...

parkieskywalker

Like a tomahawk missile on wheels

AdvantagesFantastic speed, reliability and performance. Looks good and handles very well.

DisadvantagesPoor service from the dealership. Drinks a lot of fuel.

"...have been buying brand new Citroen Saxo's since I brought my first car in 1997. I brought a 1.1i at first, then a 1.4i and about year ago I finally progressed to my dream car, a Saxo 1.6i VTS. I went to my local dealership in Peterborough (where I had brought the first two Saxo's, and where my Dad had brought a total of 5 brand new Citroen's over a period of 7 years). I found the customer service at this branch appalling. I was constantly patronised ..." Read review
26.09.2001

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Community Level 3Scammer

Scammer

Pocket Rocket

AdvantagesFast and fun to drive

DisadvantagesNot ideal transport for more than two adults

"I have had my Saxo VTR nearly a year now. I bought it as a wee xmas pressie to myself. I have the new model with the bug eye lights and the 100bhp engine. This means my car does 0-60 in just over 9 secondss Varrrrrrrroooooom The Saxo is a small car but great fun to drive, so if you are looking to travel with people in the back most of the time this is not the car for you. If you are looking for a fast fun car that handles well in and out of town ..." Read review
12.10.2001

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Community Level 1gibbsie

gibbsie

VTS accelerates fast and handles great!

AdvantagesAcceleration, Handling, Caliper Breaks All Round, Looks, Reliability

DisadvantagesDealerships, Fuel Consumption, High Insurance, Flimsy Build Quality of Interior

"The Citroen Saxo VTS is a great little car. Small and compact but with performance and handling you will miss when you move on from them! I had a Citroen Saxo 1.1i for 2 years, another great little run around, before I upgraded to the Saxo VTS. Although the 1.1i was pokey and responsive for its engine size, the Saxo VTS was a completely different animal compared. I have since had two Saxo VTSs, both from new: a Y reg and a 52 plate. Both VTSs that ..." Read review
12.02.2006

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Community Level 5Hsaxo

Hsaxo

VTS - A Fun Sporty Hot Hatch Review with images

AdvantagesCheap to buy, handles well, very nippy

Disadvantagesfuel consumptions not brillaint, dealership parts can be expensive

"Citroen Saxo VTS 1.6 16v Citroen is a French car manufacturer that produces amazing rally cars and also general cars for road use some of which are made with the rally versions in mind. French build quality and reliability are often slated but after having 5 French cars they really aren't all that bad, they certainly have character and are very unique. The Saxo VTS has a 1.6 16v (1587 cc) 4 cylinder engine the top model Saxo which produces 120bhp ..." Read review
17.03.2008

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Community Level 7andycharger

andycharger

Boy racer...Boy Racer...With money.

AdvantagesGood looking car

DisadvantagesPurchase is Pricey and maintenance and repair are expensive too

"Any car produced by Citreon is going to cause you problems, let me tell you. Whether its an image thing or simply the build/ride quality of your machine, Citreon dont cut the mustard. That is of course, apart from the wonderful Saxo VTS. It is a little box of tricks on 4 wheels. It has a 1.8i engine pumping out enough horses to keep the Cheltenham Gold Cup busy for days. The Top speed is booked at 127 but im sure that is more than fast ..." Read review
22.03.2001

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Community Level 1Scattle1808

Scattle1808

Citroen Saxo 1.6 Automatic

AdvantagesCheap, Economical and plenty of cheap spare parts when needed.

DisadvantagesExterior and interior trim build quality isnt the best. Looks are a bit dated.

"...the P reg 1.6 Litre Citroen saxo automatic for roughly 36 months. It was a great little car for the time I had it and done what I needed it too which was mainly getting too and from University/ The best thing about it was the Cheap insurnace and how cheap to run it was. Cheap insurance is normally not what you expect from Saxos as they are stereotyped to be bought by Young Boy racers, the 1.6 Automatic seemed different to this as not many people ..." Read review
31.05.2010

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Community Level 1Adam449

Adam449

Citreon Saxo VTS

AdvantagesPower, lightweight, corners like a dream

DisadvantagesInsurance, Front wheel drive (if you prefer going sideways!)

"I love this car, with 120bhp (22mph more than the newer VTR;s) you wouldn't think it would be too much faster or worthwhile buying, but believe me IT IS! The only other car i had before my VTS is, yes, you guessed it, a VTR! As soon as i drove a VTS, i had to buy it because it was just such a power difference. Some specifications are below of the two cars. 1.6 (1587 cc) VTR - SOHC (Single overhead camshaft) 8 valve - 90 bhp - 0-60 in 9.3 seconds ..." Read review
06.08.2005

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Community Level 3Deviant

Deviant

A sporty little number

AdvantagesHandling, sexy looks, ample power

Disadvantagescitreon dealers and servicing

"I bought this car in 1998 with the advantage of 2 years free insurance. I am a high mileage user and the car is very expensive to service compared to other manufacturer dealers. Minor services cost around £135 major closer to £200. The VTR handles superbly unlike some people views that have reviewed it as it like a go-cart and bends are a breeze to go through. The car does lack power but for a small hatch this is to be expected for this price. ..." Read review
01.11.2000

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Community Level 2Master_mic...

Master_mic_uk

Sexy Little Saxo !

AdvantagesPerformance and Attractive

DisadvantagesCould have slightly better handling

"Citroen Saxo VTR This is an elegant car with a sporty look to it as well. It does 0 to 60 mph in 10.4 (secs) reaching a maximum speed of 113.7 mph and a terminal speed of 78.9 mph. The on the road car price is £10,680 which I find very reasonable. It has an insurance group of 7 and the service interval is 12,500 miles. The warranty is 1yr/unltd. You get a driver's airbags in with the price as well of an Immobiliser, 14-inch alloy wheels, power steering, ..." Read review
16.07.2000

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PearceMonster

2 months and you will wish you had a VTS

AdvantagesInsurance group, looks, price

DisadvantagesDepreciation, under-powered

"OK - so whether you're buying a Saxo new or used you're going to get a pretty goo deal. They are affordable little cars with hot hatch credentials. Don't make the same mistake I did though. 2 months after buying the Saxo VTR I drove my mate's VTS ..... needless to say the VTR has felt underpowered since. There's a difference of nearly 30 bhp between the two. Having said that the insurance is a blessing on the VTR, even for a young bloke like ..." Read review
17.01.2001

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Community Level 2skyrack

skyrack

Fastest 1.6 you can buy today

AdvantagesLooks the dogs, Quick, Handles and grips the road really well

DisadvantagesInsurance Group 14, Citroen Dealers

"I've just bought a 2nd hand VTS, S plate, only 14000 miles, for £6900. Going from a 1.2 Nova to a 1.6i 16v with 120bhp took a bit of getting used to, but I am now having so much fun. The 2nd gear goes on upto 7500rpm, to a speed of 65mph, getting you to 60 in 7.7 secs. This car just loves being driven hard and fast. Take it above 4000rpm in 2nd or 3rd gears the car just errupts. The cornering is amazing compared to the Nova I used to drive. ..." Read review
10.07.2001

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Community Level 1neil_ice

neil_ice

THE Hot Hatch of today

AdvantagesHandling, torquey engine, looks.

DisadvantagesSeating position may not suit all. Although I'm 6'2" with size 11 feet and I don't have a problem!

"Stunning looks, torquey motor, superb handling.....these are just a few of what makes the VTR one of the best affordable cars on the road today. 4 years running the best selling hatchback and it is no surprise why. I have had my VTR for just over a year and I would not trade it in for anything! It has cheap insurance (free to over 21s) it is economical and is very nippy for its 90bhp power (98bhp - newer models). It will excel you to 60mph in little ..." Read review
30.04.2001

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Community Level 1robmatrix

robmatrix

One of my favourite cars

AdvantagesMakes VTR owners jealous, 0-60 under 7.5 secs, great handling

DisadvantagesCramped seating, group 14 insurance, thats all

"I upgraded my Saxo VTR to a VTS two years ago as I wanted the top of the range model. A supermini with 120HP powered by a 16V engine and 0-60 in 7.5 seconds. Even today it is still the fastest car of its class, quicker than the Peugeot 106 GTI and the new Mini Cooper.It can even hold its own against the Golf GTI and Honda Civic Type R. This is due to the all round disc brakes and lowered suspension combined with very nice 15" alloy wheels and very ..." Read review
26.09.2003

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Community Level 2karenlearm...

karenlearmonth

Sexy & Quick - good thing if its a Car - Saxo VTS.

Advantagesfast, good looker, very customisable

DisadvantagesCost when new (2nd hand ok), Insurance if young, Servicing

"Reliability: Hmm, trick one. I have never (touch wood) had any problems so far but I know a fair few people with them and most seem to have problems. Safety: I think this is a grade 2 on the UK safety tests (1 being the worst getting better the higher the number on a likert scale), so isn’t that good in a crash – especially if ur a boyracer its risky. Also (in my opinion) the standard brakes aren’t good enough for the VTS. ..." Read review
06.01.2004

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