Citroen Xantia Reviews from Finland

1999 Citroen Xantia 1.8 16v

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen BX

Faults:

This was an exceptional car - no faults at all during 5 years and 90000 km - only service every 20000 km. For comparison my earlier BX had problems and I was ready to change the brand.

General Comments:

Comfortable and roomy.

It needed constant driving on good roads. But on bad roads and on ice it was good. Even won the best winter car title.

Seats went soft after 5 years use and that was the main reason to change it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2005

1996 Citroen Xantia SX 1.8 16v

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 kilometres
Most recent distance142000 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 900

Summary:

Better then good

Faults:

Brake block on right front tire is loose, kind of a disturbing noise when running.

Little bit stacking problems with the front brakes (old hydraulic fluid?)

General Comments:

Only had to change two light pulb for instrument panel.

Leg room in drivers seat is minimum, distance from accelerator pedal to floor is not enough.

Travels on highway like a smooth dream.

Car body is beautiful.

Front seats could be better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 2005

1994 Citroen Xantia SX 2.0i

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired87000 kilometres
Most recent distance119000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Nothing moves you like a Citroen

Faults:

There is always something when you have a car which is six years old. But considering my experience with my previous cars, the Citroen Xantia seems to be quite reliable.

General Comments:

Very comfortable and nice car. This car gives you an extremely nice ride!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2000

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