Citroen Xsara Reviews from Croatia

2001 Citroen Xsara SX 1.6 petrol

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 kilometres
Most recent distance102000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Tipo


Very good


At present there's nothing wrong with the car.

Overall, car is still in a very good condition.

I buy only original parts and expect good quality from it. I changed parts that have worn out during regular use.

General Comments:

I like this car very much and I'm very pleasant with it.

It has 80 kw, and it is strong engine, but expect a lack of power under 3000 rpm (because it is 16V engine).

Around 4000 rpm (peak torque moment) and through, till 5500 rpm, it pulls like rocket. But always have on your mind that this car can't turn into Honda Civic!

Fuel consumption is very reasonable for that kind of power. I'm simply thrilled with equipment level!

Car is comfortable for driving, and kind of pleasant even after a couple of hours.

I would recommend this car to anyone who is seeking for comfortable, relaxing, and quick ride.

It is NOT boy-racer's car, forget about that.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th August, 2008

2001 Citroen Xsara x 1.4

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance55000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 244


Generally good, but faults are very frustrating


Strange noise during ignition. It turned out it was faulty gas pump. Drivers side window would not fully close on very cold days. Rear brake pads were replaced after 45.000 Km. Again, fault in pads manufacturing. Air conditioning is terrible, especially during rain. Child locking door switch did not work. Letter form genaral importer about electrical and wiring fault. Dealer fixed this free of charge. Two weeks after that, airbag malfunction lamp turned on. Again, connection problem in airbag sensor wiring.

With my Volvo I have never experienced so many problems and consequently visits to the dealer.

General Comments:

Very comfortable car, especially seats. Lots of space in the boot. One of the biggest boots in this vehicle class. It was 2001 "Best buy" car, according to reviews of several car magazines in Croatia.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th February, 2004

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews