Citroen Xantia Review from Belgium

1995 Citroen Xantia 19d

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 19d Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired265000 kilometres
Most recent distance270000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen BX


Very good car

General Comments:

My first car was a 1993 bx diesel which I sold with 372000 (!) km on it, the motor was still perfect and needed 5 liter/100km, only for the rest... The biggest cost was everything in regard to the hydraulic suspension, think every part had been replaced in 3 years I had it. Now I bought a 1995 Xantia 19 Diesel with 265000km which has a much higher comfort level. The motor runs very smoothly and hardly makes any noise inside at speeds up to 100Km/h. Once the speed goes up to 120 the motor makes a bit too much noise which probably has to do with the fact that it's not a turbo diesel. It starts like a citroen starts... immediately, just like my BX, but that one had the same engine. Compared to my BX it runs much slower due to the extra weight and uses 1 liter extra diesel/100km, therefore my next one will be a turbo diesel for sure. A big difference is also that the suspension takes smaller bumps or bad road much better then my BX, you hardly notice it. In any way a very good car with an engine that easily can do 400000km, I'm a bit afraid that the suspension is not that maintenance friendly...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2004

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review