Citroen Xantia Reviews from France

1997 Citroen Xantia VSX 2.1TD

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.1TD Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen BX


No surprise with this car


- Front colling ventilator (150000KM)

(due to this high level service of clim)

- Internal ventilator (160000KM)

- Noise on rear braking system (canceling of corrosion and replacement of pap fixing screws)

- steering for coupling 180000KM

- Oil damper 210000KM.

General Comments:

The negative point is spare parts price.

Nether, it's a really confortable car with a powerful diesel motor. The engine is still running after 250000KM without problem.

I still drive at 200Km/H (in German highway of course).

A low level of noise is also very good and no damaging have appeared.

The behavior on the road is also at high level.

I recommend this car if you performed really long trip.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 2004

1994 Citroen Xantia SX 1.8 liter

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.8 liter
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10


Nothing! It is surprising given all the little problems with my father`s old BX.

General Comments:

I bought the car in 1996 with 120000 km and with 165000 now - it has had only the usual maintenance. Engine is lazy.

Superb ride and well suspended but I regret that the front seats are too large and do not maintain well.

Overall a good family car with a lot of space.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 1999

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews