Gonna buy a used 1995 Citroen AX 1.4 litre, What are things to inspect while buying?

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Gonna buy a used 1995 Citroen AX 1.4 litre, What are things to inspect while buying?

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Gonna buy a used 1995 Citroen AX 1.4 litre, What are things to inspect while buying?
And what are the known issues problems with this car?
Also, would you buy this car or a 1980's Mazda 323/Honda civic/VW Golf MK1?
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Re: Gonna buy a used 1995 Citroen AX 1.4 litre, What are things to inspect while buying?

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Rear suspension.
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Of course "we" would allplump for the AX.

My father had an earlier 323, which I drove down to Devon when they moved - it was horrible! BUT by the '80's, wasn't it a re-badged Fester?
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Hi

In your climate ...all the bearings/suspension joints due to dust and sand. Heat as you know damages rubbers..
Check oil pressure, dry and dusty.
Budget for ALL belts, water pump and tensioners.
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Re: Gonna buy a used 1995 Citroen AX 1.4 litre, What are things to inspect while buying?

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van ordinaire wrote:
25 Dec 2018, 21:08
Of course "we" would allplump for the AX.

My father had an earlier 323, which I drove down to Devon when they moved - it was horrible! BUT by the '80's, wasn't it a re-badged Fester?


I'd have the Mazda. The 323 was never a Fiesta. It was a decent motor, even won the RAC rally in the late 80s.

The 121 was a rebadged Fiesta in the 90s
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Late '80's maybe but the old man's was a '79 (I think) - & a good 10 years out of date: soooooh agricultural.

I knew about the 121 BUT I'm sure there was also a Ford badged 323, but which version I've no idea.