Economy, drives well, more spacious than many rivals.
Styling lacks Citroën originality.
Close relative of the Peugeot 106 with a cult following thanks to cheap-to-buy-and-run hot VTR and VTS versions. Saxo lacks traditional Citroën quirkiness but it's just as nice to drive as the 106, once you get used to the offset foot pedals. Economical and willing engines, a spacious interior, and above-average ride comfort for a supermini. The two hot hatch versions - 1.6 VTR and VTS 16-valve are brilliant.
The range received a make over in late 1999 with facelifted Saxo 2 versions.
What owners say about this car
Fuel economy excellent, roomy for a small car, boot is ok, parts a cheap, drives well, easy to clean, cheap... Read owner review
The car is small and practical. It has great boot space and the interior of mine is great, really... Read owner review
It can carry a ridiculous amount of stuff for such a small car. Read owner review