Citroen Xantia Review from Bulgaria

1997 Citroen Xantia SD 1.9td

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9td Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen Xantia


Close to perfect


Exhaust gases penetrate into the cabin.

It seems the EGR assembly has gone wrong.

Or the luggage compartment sealing band has worn out.

General Comments:

Very comfortable car.

The rearward visibility however is awful.

The front wiper sends water into the cabin.

I just wonder what exactly SD means - if Soft Diesel, as suggested, what is Soft Diesel itself?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2004

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review