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3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Citroën Saxo (96-03) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £5,955 - £12,145
Used price £170 - £1,615
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £145 - £325
Insurance group 7 - 27 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Economy, drives well, more spacious than many rivals.

CONS

Styling lacks Citroën originality.

Citroën Saxo rivals

Peugeot
106
4 out of 5 4.0

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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.

Citroën Saxo rivals

Peugeot
106
4 out of 5 4.0