Just a few minor problems with the electronics in charge of the air conditioner and a faulty ABS light indicator on the dashboard. Everything else works perfect when handled and serviced properly. It is not that economical I expected. With that kind of relatively small engine-2000cm2 and 120hp it burns 9 to 10 litters of enriched A98, and that is for the mixed cycle. Turbo diesel engines are the better choice for sure.
Though some people find it ugly, I tend to think that it was a pretty original exterior decision. It even proves to be beautiful from particular angles. The key word is comfort. This car has enough of it. In my humble opinion it can well compete with the magnificent Mercedes Benz W124. Of course the price is far lower than that of a MB W124 or a BMW 5 series and it can offer the passengers the same level of luxury-well working air conditioning system, high quality leather seats and more than enough space. A very nice, but unfortunately technically elaborate car. The latter is probably the reason for which the "XM" is not very popular and therefore cheap.. Once you buy it, you cannot expect that you can get the same amount of money for it in let's say 6 months, which is a relatively short period in the automotive industry.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th January, 2005