Citroen Saxo 1.6i

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  • On a rolling road the weekend before last.
  • Standard MK2 VTS Wheels, with my apgraded brakes behind them yes there huge!
  • Under the bonnet the engine etc 
with my cool VTS plate
  • Just looking pretty after being washed

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“ROCKY”

published 06/06/2013

ProNippy little car with plenty of room

ConsVery 'plastic' feel to some parts

My Saxo VTS is an R reg and I bought it second hand when it had done 72000 miles. I paid around £2600 mark and it was definitely one of the "boy-racer" cars of the day. Mine is a lovely sought-after green colour.(note : there isn't just one shade of this 'green' I found out when I wanted a tin of...

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ProFantastic speed, reliability and performance. Look...

ConsPoor service from the dealership. Drinks a lot of ...

******UPDATE AT BOTTOM****** I 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...

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“Pocket Rocket”

published 12/10/2001

ProFast and fun to drive

ConsNot 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...

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Excellent

ProAcceleration, Handling, Caliper Breaks All Round, ...

ConsDealerships, Fuel Consumption, High Insurance, Fli...

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...

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Excellent

“VTS - A Fun Sporty Hot Hatch”

published 17/03/2008

ProCheap to buy, handles well, very nippy

Consfuel consumptions not brillaint, dealership parts ...

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...

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“Sexy Little Saxo !”

published 16/07/2000

ProPerformance and Attractive

ConsCould 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...

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“A sporty little number”

published 01/11/2000

ProHandling, sexy looks, ample power

Conscitreon 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...

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ProGood looking car

ConsPurchase is Pricey and maintenance and repair are ...

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...

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“Citreon Saxo VTS”

published 06/08/2005

ProPower, lightweight, corners like a dream

ConsInsurance, Front wheel drive (if you prefer going ...

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...

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“Citroen Saxo 1.6 Automatic”

published 31/05/2010

ProCheap, Economical and plenty of cheap spare parts ...

ConsExterior and interior trim build quality isnt the ...

I owned 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...

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Excellent

ProLooks the dogs, Quick, Handles and grips the road ...

ConsInsurance 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...

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Super

ProInsurance group, looks, price

ConsDepreciation, 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...

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Excellent

“THE Hot Hatch of today”

published 30/04/2001

ProHandling, torquey engine, looks.

ConsSeating position may not suit all. Although I'm 6'...

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...

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Excellent

ProFast!!, Solid, Comfortable, Handles Like A Dream, ...

ConsNo Air-Con, No Optional Leathers, Road Noise, Brak...

After being car-less for a good 3 years now, i decided to invest in a hot hatch. Being a few on the market i had to narrow it down to a couple. The Zetec-s Fiesta from Ford, The Peugeot 206 GTI and the Citroen Saxos VTR & VTS. Once i drove the VTS (1.6ltr, 16 valve,120bhp) i fell for it first...

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Super

Profast, good looker, very customisable

ConsCost when new (2nd hand ok), Insurance if young, S...

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...

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