2000 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16V

Summary:

Nothing drives you better than Citroen, direction repair station

Faults:

Left front blink light felt out, rear door does not close below 0C, suspension was initially defect, automatic transmission problems (serious - low oil pressure - almost fatal error, probably I will have to replace the gear), engine needs 1l oil extra every 10 000 km, seats are getting loose on rails, wink on accelerate/braking, side airbags controller had to be replaced due to internal error, etc. etc.

General Comments:

This car is a total crap in manufacturing, the only advantages are the comfortable suspension and low fuel consumption (8l/100km). Very noisy over 100km/h. If I have to pay a new gear (after 70. thous. km) this car will be more expensive than a Mercedes C class. Beware!, Avoid!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th January, 2004

1995 Citroen Xantia SX Prestige 1.8

Summary:

Luxury you can afford

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

Splendid car. It is a Prestige (nowadays called Exclusive) and all the extras (e.g., heated seats) make you feel like God driving in France.

The ride is of excellent comfort but still the car is a very good turner. The suspension seems to "know" when to be firm and when to provide comfort. Even at high speeds (180kmh / 112 mph) the car is pretty quiet inside and is ultra stable on the road. I have owned a Honda CRX before and that felt a lot more unsafe at this kind of speed.

One little snag is that the engine wants the premium (super) petrol instead of the normal which is a bit more expensive. However, for all the pleasures the car provides I do not bother about this.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2000