Citroen Xsara Review from Netherlands

1998 Citroen Xsara Berline 1.4

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired156000 kilometres
Most recent distance165000 kilometres
Previous carAudi 80

Summary:

A disaster

Faults:

Exhaust broken

Brake pads worn out

Heater radiator broken

Head gasket blew

Head maybe torn.

This all happened in a time of 6 months. I always drove normally in it, so there was no thinkable reason why so much broke in such a short period of time.

General Comments:

I will never buy a Xsara in my life again!

The costs for repairing were estimated 1500 to 1700 euro's. I left it broken at the dealer and bought another car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th January, 2006

25th Oct 2007, 06:29

Worn out brake pads are hardly a fault, and who would expect 100% reliability from a french hatch with 160000km?

Average review marks: 4.0 / 10, based on 1 review