Citroen Xantia Review from Sweden

1996 Citroen Xantia SX 1.8

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance46000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen BX

Summary:

Best model Citroen ever built

Faults:

Not very much went wrong with it. The seat-heater on the drivers side of the car had to be replaced. Very common on the Citroens, it seems, because it was replaced on my new XM too.

Right mirror heater out of order. This happened after three months so I did not have to pay for it. Nothing else as I can remember. Very reliable.

General Comments:

Very good on the road. The hydraulic suspension is superb. If you try, you will be a Citroen-friend for the rest of your live, believe me.

Low servicecosts, dose not use too much fuel. 7,5l/100 km. Mixed driving city/country-driving.

Very well built. No squeaks or rattles from dashboard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th March, 2002

29th Nov 2005, 06:13

I couldn't agree more.. xantia is the best.

1st Aug 2009, 05:07

Wow, that's a bold statement?

I'd say XM, but I have yet to drive a xantia??

1st Mar 2013, 14:30

I can't understand the regular comments about problems with spheres. I live in New Zealand, have owned Citroens since 1960, and have driven many millions of miles, and have only had one sphere collapse, and that was on a high mileage CX. It is important to have the spheres recharged every 60 to 70 thousand kms, which is much cheaper than having to replace shock absorbers on conventional cars.

Average review marks: 9.6 / 10, based on 1 review