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

Summary:

I would never buy another French car

Faults:

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 shaynegp@yahoo.com

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