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Citroen Saxo Car Review

Citroen Saxo VTS Car Review



Citroen Saxo VTS


2008-09-29 09:09:18 - Hot hatchbacks started to go rapidly downhill not so long ago due to the ever rising insurance premiums, but things have settled down now and it's quite alright to enjoy yourself and have some fun again. The idea of a powerful engine in an innocent looking hatchback has always been exciting, and Citroen's quickfire Saxos offer unique, quality entertainment.

Driving
The VTS unfortunately lacks some driveline snatch in traffic (the VTR is fine here), and Citroen must have presumed 10 year olds drive this car – the pedal room is small to say the least. Handling is good and the small size along with the PAS make manoeuvring easy. Few cars steer as well on the gas without landing you in trouble, but the Saxo's length makes it easy to correct a drift ok before your in a ditch, so it's never frightening.

Citroen Saxo VTS

Performance
Plenty of performance here guys and girls - Lots of power, and torque to match, this along with the low gear ratios allows you to rise above other hot hatches. Although speed and performance are what you can expect, engine noise is a bit too much, you'll be rev happy no doubt..

Equipment and Accessories
The Citroens engine is loud at speed, but the VTR is much quieter. Neither car has climate control - even as an optional extra. Given how tiny the car is, the Saxo is quite roomy. Headroom is a problem for giants, but passenger legroom is good, both front and rear. The boot is compact, but unobtrusive and suspension makes the most of the available space. It's there, it works adequately and there's an RDS traffic information system too. The control panels feel tacky and rather cheapish.

Score: 9/10

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