Citroen XM Reviews from Belgium

1990 Citroen XM

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance260000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen CX

Faults:

Normal wearing problems in systems as alarm.

Hand adjusted mirrors

Electric door opener.

Two different external gearbox rods welded.

Three times, nasty gas cable broken.

Clutch and cable replaced.

One driving axle.

Brake discs.

Hydraulic main valve.

New injection pump after 2 months.

2 suspension spheres.

4 new glow plugs.

Small leak in plug of the hydraulic junction valve (O-ring repaired with thin nylon wire at highway).

General Comments:

Even with a 1300kg caravan, at least 65000 km, no complaints.

It's like a sexy charming lady.

You realise her faults, but forgive her every time for the delicious ride she gives you. It's a hate-love relation.

Take care in time for:

All filters, also hydraulic-and oil.

Spheres check on pressure.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2004

1992 Citroen XM pullman 2.1 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.1 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 kilometres
Most recent distance188000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen XM

Summary:

Flying carpet

Faults:

This car has proved to be reliable. There have been minor incidents like the faulty warnings by the computer (ABS, Lights).

Sometimes water leaks into the switch of the electric sunroof causing it to open... but I could find the leak and seal it. Front disc's use rather rapidly, but are cheap to replace.

General Comments:

Very smooth ride; in combination with the automatic gearbox this car moves around without any effort.

Fuel consumption is excellent with 6.8l/100km

Lot's of room and a huge trunk; very good speakers

A real bargain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2004

1992 Citroen XM 2.0i petrol

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0i petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres

Summary:

A lot of character and comfort for a very good price!

Faults:

Nothing special.

Minor leak in the hydraulic system.

General Comments:

Because of its reputation (the first models) this car is cheap to get! I bought it for 3000 pounds and it was in very good condition with power sunroof and other options.

This car is much better than the CX.

Stay away from the older models (1989-1991). The best buy is the 2.0 CT engine; get a 1995 model or younger. These new models are trouble free.

My car runs on LPG (autogas).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2001

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews