Citroen Xsara Review from Turkey

2000 Citroen Xsara Clim 1.6

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance10060 kilometres
Previous carFord Laser


I would never buy another French car


Lots of electrical faults e.g air con has failed, windshield washers has failed, dashboard light has failed.

Funny noises come from inside.

General Comments:

Totally disappointed with this car. It's only done 10,000 kilometers and has a lot of problems already.

Cheap materials used on the car especially on the plastic and electronic parts.

I've got couple of words for French car makers - If you can't make a car, get out of the car manufacturing business.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th December, 2000

19th Aug 2001, 16:53

How can this person give such a damning report, particularly with regard to faults developed within a short mileage, then award a score of 9/10 for reliability. Crazy or what?!!!

29th May 2005, 14:04

I totally agree with the person who made a prevoius comment about this guy, even if I never haven't owned this model of vehicle. Please stay realistic about giving the proper information, because it will help everybody about something...

18th Sep 2006, 11:51

I own a Citroen Xsara 1.9D for the past three years, currently 92,000 miles recorded and NO major problems, I couldn't get through the day without my little airbag lamp blinking at me.

I previously ran a Citroen Zx to 235,000 miles and no problems.

Excellent motors with just enough eccentricity included at no extra cost.

14th Nov 2007, 05:28

Hi, I have a 2000 Xsara, but the warning light turns on when the radiator fan starts. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix it?

Regards, Peter Shayne, Santiago Chile

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 1 review