CITROEN AX Hatchback 1987 Owner Review – Car Reviews – Auto Trader

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AX 1.0 Neon 3dr (Review date: 8th ’12 )

Cheap, flimsy and fun

AX 1.1 Memphis 5dr (Review date: June ’12 )

4.3

I unfortunately only had my AX for less 4 months before it had an unfortunate with a new Vauxhall Astra at 45mph. Despite the complete of any safety equipment beyond a and a soft steering wheel, I with just a broken so, it gets 2 stars for safety, I expected I would … if I

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Practicality: for such a small the boot was very generous, and you move the seat back a couple of inches for extra (like you can on many modern Mine did not feature the spilt seats, but i could completely the seat back for a flat area, which was very Also the 5 doors allowed rear access.

Reliability: it never broke (except when i ran out of petrol) and at its history it seemed that the few it did have were from It also had virtually no rust 17 years thanks to a galvanised As usal on french cars the weren’t great, my ‘special model featured central (that did not work) and electric which required some to reach the top.

Running costs: I chose an AX on the it was cheap to buy and run. As a 22yr old I managed to buy and insure the car for under that included 9 months MOT and 3 tax. My journey to work was a 6 run 4 times a day, this me around 50mpg, not always gently.

How it drives: The car has quite soft which means is pretty even at speed on country This did lead to rather handling, and the cheapo tyres didnt help that the braking, which didnt it to stop hitting the Astra!). without power steering, it was direct, and had lots of feel, is more fun than most cars.

Its light weight and low gearing its 60bhp went a long giving it a 0-60 time of 11s, rivalling modern cars with twice the The gearing also meant you be reasonably confident of overtaking My other car is the same weight, as much power, but more with higher gears and its harder to overtake with

Summary: comfortable, cheap, handy for moving things, be safer.

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