Citroen Xsara Review from Portugal

2003 Citroen Xsara SX Plus 2.0HDI turbo diesel

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0HDI turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12500 kilometres
Most recent distance19900 kilometres
Previous carCitroen Xantia


Typical Citroen ride and handling


Left door mirror didn't adjust on delivery. Fixed by the dealer in 30 minutes.

General Comments:

This is an economic, comfortable a quite fast compact saloon. Not very well finished - hard plastics on the interior and a little noisy - but it is cheaper than the rivals.

Car handles and brakes very well and the ride is very good too.

This model will be replaced soon by the arriving C4. I hope this will be as good as the Xsara.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2004

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review