Overall a good car for the price
Left front wheel bearing replaced at 80.000km and right bearing at 84.000km.
A decent compact car, which I mainly bought for the cheap price.
I would consider the Xsara as an upgraded Peugeot 206, as it has a bit larger chassis, more boot space and bit more comfort on the road. (engine is identical)
Lack of torque makes this a jumpy ride in the cities. On the other hand the engine has plenty of kick to accelerate when the revs go up to 3500+.
Decent comfort for it's size. The suspension is a bit bouncy and the noise from the tires gets loud at about 100km/h.
Shines when cruising on those curly country roads - good grip and cornering.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th August, 2005