1993 Citroen Xantia SX 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Good enough that I'm buying another
Hydraulic pump, receiver and sphere failure at 90,000 miles - hydraulics overfilled by a non-Citroen garage (warranty fix).
Water manifold failure at rear of the engine (115,000 miles).
Sundry electrical faults - mainly annoyances.
ABS sensor failure (172,000 miles).
Glow plugs (two) at 174,000 miles.
Probably the most reliable car I have ever owned (please note Volvo, Saab and VW!) despite the catalogue above.
Brakes can be a bit of a challenge (i.e. sharp) and it wallows a bit towards the end of the sphere life (60,000 miles), other than that a smooth ride especially on poor country roads - even at high speed.
Reasonable driving position for its 6ft 3in tall male driver. Comfortable on long journeys.
Short tail and good PAS makes reversing into tight parking slots a breeze.
Responsive engine (for a diesel) delivering reasonable fuel economy, though not in the Audi/VW class.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st May, 2001