The best car I have ever owned and certainly the most dependable.
Nothing at all for 3 years and then at just over 70000 miles the suspension failed. This happened the week that I put it on sale; soon after my mechanic advised me to replace it for something newer as Xantias start giving problems after 70-80000miles;
Cost of repair £200.
Drivers door motor failed after 67000 miles.
Excellent looks; restrained and elegant still looks better than its replacement.
The interior is rather dull in comparison to the outside.
Amazing economy from the Turbo diesel engine.
Loads of room.
Sounds like a tractor on start up, but smooth, quiet and pulls like a train on the open road.
Could be more comfortable.
Ride quality deteriorated over time.
Depreciation wiped out any economic advantages that the diesel had.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd February, 2005