Citroen XM Review from Iceland

1991 Citroen XM Ambiance 2.0i

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0i Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Feroza

Summary:

Slow, but very comfortable

Faults:

Ball joint (annual test failure).

Window winder.

Valve stem seals resulting in high oil consumption.

Heater matrix was leaking when bought.

ABS sensor intermittently inoperative when bought.

Ignition module gave up at around 160K.

General Comments:

The cars handling is very good.

Underpowered, but OK on the motorway (16V Turbo should be just fine).

Spacious and elegant design.

Very bad illumination from the head-lamps.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th October, 2001

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review